speaking engagements

speaking engagements

I have experience speaking to large groups as well as in intimate classroom settings. I speak specifically on issues such as gender in media, representation in media, and community via the internet. I'm availble for booking at kimberlymhoyos@gmail.com


upcoming events


Her Conference- Side Hustle Life, Her Campus, July 2018- Manhattan, NYC

July 21st I'll be on a panel at Her Campus' Her Conference to discuss Side Hustles. Her Campus is an online magazine targeted at the female college student demographic. It is the number one online magazine for college women. The conference is a weekend summit with panels, activities, and more.
Tickets available here use code HERCONFCC for $50 off 


Stareable Fest, Under Representation of Women in Media, July 2018- Manhattan, NYC

July 21st I'll be moderating a panel for Stareable's Stareable Fest. The panel I'm moderating features heads of Oath/Yahoo video, Bustle Digital Group video, and more and centers on Under Representation of Women in Media.
Tickets available here use code LightLeaks for discounted tickets


past events

Lithium Magazine's Charity Event for the Malala Fund, June 2018- Manhattan, NY

I spoke on a panel for Lithium Magazine, a teen published zine. It was a charity event for the Malala fund and include zine and bracelet making as well as a photo/art gallery. The conversation focused on issues in education for women, creative side hustles, and social media balances.
Photos: Emily Dubin

Book Con, How To Resist Panel- Manhattan, NYC, June 2018

I spoke on a panel hosted by YA author Maureen Johnson while she promoted her book "How I Resist" at Book Con. The panel consisted of various creatives explaining the causes we advocate for and how we manage our time. From writers to political organizers, it was a dynamic conversation in front of an audience of teens!

Urban Outfitters, Putting Yourself Out There: Self Care And Social Media, May 2018- Brooklyn, NYC

I spoke on a panel hosted by Urban Outfitter's Space 98. The panel centered on self care, digital spaces, and mental health. These topics are very close to my heart so I was honored to be a part of this. We shared insight on how we cope with social media anxiety and posting careers online. PRESS

Imagine This Productions' 1st Annual Girl Power Film + Media Summit, March 2018 - Brooklyn, New York

I moderated a panel for Imagine This Productions' 1st Girl Power Film + Media Summit. The panel was called "Through Her Lens" and part of a day celebrating women in film through Q&As screenings, workshops, and more.

Rutgers University Society for Professional Journalists Internship Panel, March 2018 - New Brunswick, NJ

I was invited to speak on a panel focusing on my internship experiences and exploring all things career. Myself and the other panelists spoke about resumes, interviewing, and networking with others.

Mozilla Firefox, Rock the Boat: Women Talk the Rising Tides of Internet Activism, November 2017- Manhattan, NYC

I spoke on a panel sponsored by Mozilla Firefox that focused on women discussing the power of internet activism. I was alongside Aditi Juneja, Maureen Johnson, Amanda Litman, and Chasity Cooper. The talk took place on a Manhattan Ferry in order to promo Firefox's new, faster internet.

Panel on Women and Gender Studies, October 2017- Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

I participated on a panel discussing ways to get involved at Rutgers, the importance of self care, and opportunities within the WGS department. The panel was geared towards first year students looking for guidance at Rutgers.

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Girls Who Code, August 2017- Harlem, NYC

I was invited to speak to a group of teen girls taking part in the NYC Girls Who Code program. I spoke about confidence, the internet, turning passion into a product for others as with my website The Light Leaks, and balancing school/work with other aspects of your life. 

ARIEL Spring Conference, April 2017- Drew University, Madison NJ

I spoke at Drew University's Latino cultural club's spring conference about the social and political importance of representation in media and my work with the Light Leaks.

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