Speaking Engagements

Speaking on national stages, award-winning attorney, Jessica Childress addresses organizations, companies, and conference audiences of all sizes about employment law compliance, diversity and inclusion, sexual harassment, entrepreneurship, and other select topics. Ms. Childress has served as a keynote speaker at national conferences, and she frequently leads educational trainings for business leaders. Ms. Childress’ prior speaking engagements include:


  • Wonder Woman Tech Virtual Summit, 2020 (Virtual)
  • The Future of Work, FeMind, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Reclaiming Your Wealth: A Financial Empowerment Digital Summit, Walker’s Legacy, 2020 (Virtual)
  • How the WARN Act Helps with Covid-19 Layoffs, I Got Fired Podcast, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Covid-19 Small Business Assistance: Virtual Ask the Expert Summit, 2020 (Virtual)
  • Selected as an Official Speaker for South by Southwest (SXSW), 2020 (Cancelled Due to Covid-19)
  • Covid-19 Webinar: Employer Responsibilities and Employee Rights, National Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2020 (Virtual)
  • From Day One, A Forum on Corporate Values, 2019 (Los Angeles, California)
  • Workhuman Conference 2019 (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • Women of Silicon Valley Conference 2018 (San Francisco, California)
  • Human Capital Institute, 2018 Inclusive Diversity Conference (San Francisco, California)
  • #SheLeads Series, WeWork (Washington, DC)
  • Employment Law Checkup, Society of Human Resource Management (Frederick County, MD)
  • Human Resources Compliance Workshop, HR Pros (Tysons Corner, Virginia)
  • Employment Law Checkup, Maryland Small Business Development Center (Prince George’s County, Maryland)
  • DC Grow Your Biz Expo (National Harbor, Maryland)
  • Employment Law for Religious Leaders Workshop, The Judge Alexander Williams, Jr. Center for Education, Justice &Ethics (Washington, DC)
  • “Where Do I Start With My Startup?” Global Entrepreneurship Week 2018 (Washington, DC)
  • “Where Do I Start With My Startup?” DC Startup Week 2018 (Washington, DC)
  • “The Gig: The Side Hustle, Going from Part Time to Full Time,” DC Startup Week 2017
  • “Why Legal: Foundations for Your Business,” DC Department of Small & Local Business Development (Washington, DC)
  • The Happy Lawyer Project, (Podcast Guest)
  • The Woman Behind the Business (Podcast Guest)
  • Human Capital Institute, Nine to Thrive HR (Podcast Guest)
  • Workhuman Radio (Guest)


Contact the Childress Firm to book attorney Jessica Childress as a keynote speaker, panelist, or workshop leader for your organization’s event. Send the Childress Firm an email at info@thechildressfirm.com or complete the questionnaire below to find out more information about scheduling Ms. Childress as a speaker for your event.