Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to love it and be able to make sacrifices for it.
Nairoby Otero is a bilingual public speaker with a focus on women’s issues, self-esteem for young women, sisterhood and respect. She has presented at colleges and cultural institutions around the country. With a background in performance and politics, Nairoby brings a unique, no-nonsense viewpoint that is thought provoking, inspiring and appropriate for all ages and venues.
Her speaking career began after she campaigned, nationwide, for Hillary Clinton then John McCain in 2008. Nairoby witnessed first hand the poor way both Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin were treated as women by the media. This motivated her to speak out against the sexism and hatred that permeates the country discouraging young women from achieving success.
While on the campaign trail, she thought of her girlfriends, her sister, her Abuela and her mother, who escaped from Cuba during the 1971 “Freedom Flights.” Nairoby grew up in a family where the women weren’t only respected, but in charge. Speaking on sisterhood is her way of making sure people, especially young women, know that respect for women isn’t a fantasy-- it can be a vital reality.
Nairoby’s expertise, experience and colorful, funny speeches have made her a “must have” at women’s empowerment events and cross-cultural engagements all over the country.
Nairoby had the distinguished spot as the Presidential Lecture Series keynote speaker at Wright State University. Past keynote speakers include Temple Grandin, Steve Wozniak, Laverne Cox, Kate Bornstein, Genevieve Chase and host of “Cosmos,” Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
Otero served on the board of The New Agenda, a national organization that strives to improve the lives of women and girls by bringing about systemic change in the media, at the workplace, at school and at home. Their work has been featured on Politico, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Nairoby gained quite a bit of attention through The New Agenda’s blog-- eliciting hundreds of emails and shares on social media for her writing.
Nairoby isn’t just impassioned -- she’s empowered.
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