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Speaker. Host. Columnist.

Starla Sampaco is a professional TV/event host, international keynote speaker, and columnist with a background in TV news. As a contributor to Forbes and Harvard Business Review, she teaches women and professionals of color how to advocate for themselves in the workplace. Previously, she anchored the news for Seattle's PBS station and taught graduate students at the University of Washington.

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Speaking Services 

Starla's keynotes and corporate workshops cover:

  • self-advocacy and professional visibility,

  • strategies for communicating with confidence and credibility,

  • self-promotion without feeling disingenuous or "too salesy," and

  • the importance of taking up space.


Additionally, she is available to moderate panels and emcee conferences as a corporate event host. 

Hosting Reel

Global Brand Manager, Microsoft Surface

Starla worked with Asians in Marketing at Microsoft and gave an incredibly insightful presentation about career survival in corporations ... She was a breeze to work with as well while we were setting up the event -- Starla was extremely organized, flexible, communicative, and professional."

"You are your own best advocate. No one can advocate for you the way you can." 

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