Board of Directors Member, Management Consultant, CEO, Attorney, Public Speaker, BBC Commentator

Christine Spadafor is an experienced public, private and nonprofit company board director with deep expertise in ESG, DEI, risk management and regulatory compliance. Ms. Spadafor graduated from Harvard Law School and Harvard School of Public Health; in addition, she has been awarded honorary doctorates—recognizing her career achievements and longstanding contributions to public service.

Drawing upon her unique portfolio of education and career experience, Ms. Spadafor’s presentations feature innovative ideas and strategies that are rooted in the real world. As a result, audiences commonly report learning practical methods and tools that can immediately improve their approach to complex workplace challenges. Ms. Spadafor’s key public speaking topics include strategy, leadership, board governance and gender equity.

Presentations Gallery

Commencement Speeches and Honorary Degrees

Popular Speaking Topics


  • Governance: Structure, Process, Dynamics
  • Risk Management
  • Women on Boards
  • ESG and DEI

  • Regulatory Compliance


  • Gender Equity

  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Women on Boards

  • Women and Leadership

  • Women in Healthcare


  • Large-Scale Transformations
  • Change Management

  • Stakeholder Communications

  • Impact and Results


  • Adaptive: Uncertainty and Disruption

  • Women and Leadership

  • Talent Development

  • Nonprofit Leadership

Excerpts From Speeches, Presentations, and Media Appearances

Audio excerpts from commentary on BBC Radio’s Business Matters program. (Special thanks to BBC Host Nigel Cassidy and fellow commentator Peter Ryan—Senior Business Correspondent for ABC.)

BBC Business Matters: Christine Spadafor: Pride & Prejudice & Politics

Christine Spadafor on BBC Business Matters: Pride, Prejudice & Politics

BBC Business Matters- Christine Spadafor- US Jobs Report

Christine Spadafor on BBC Business Matters: U.S. Jobs Report

BBC Business Matters- Christine Spadafor=Financial-Education-Young-People

Christine Spadafor on BBC Business Matters: Financial Literacy for Youth

BBC Business Matters- Christine Spadafor-Nighttime-Commerce

Christine Spadafor on BBC Business Matters: Nighttime Economy

Board of Directors: Board Governance Presentation for Young Presidents Organization (YPO)

Ms. Spadafor advises boards of directors on strategy, governance, risk management and regulatory compliance. As an Independent Director of a NYSE-listed corporation, she chairs its Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of its Audit Committee.

Address to American Medical Group Association (AMGA)

Christine Spadafor is a thought leader on gender equity, women’s leadership, women on boards of directors, and other timely topics regarding women in the workplace. Ms. Spadafor also has deep experience in healthcare—from the bedside to the boardroom.

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