Meet successful queer women!

ELLA Global Community strives to promote visibility and empowerment by providing positive references of successful lesbian women to our community. To this end we host the ELLA Talks, an event that offers a series of live presentations featuring leaders, experts and entrepreneurs from a wide range of sectors including academia, civil society, politics and the private sector.

ELLA Talks 2015

The first edition of ELLA Talks “Inspiring to Listen, Inspiring to Tell” took place in Palma, Mallorca, and focused on the role of lesbian women in business and tourism.

  • Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir,Iceland Prime Minister and her wife Jonina Sigurðardóttir
  • Claudia Brind-Woody, Vice President and Managing Director for IBM Global (UK) Intellectual Property
  • Leanne Pittsford, CEO & Founder of Lesbians Who Tech (USA), Gudrun Fertig, CEO & Co-owner of L-MAG, Germany’s leading Lesbian magazine
  • Alice Fauveau, CEO & Founder of the travel enterprise Focus on Women, Inspiring Travels (Spain).

ELLA Talks 2016

The second edition of ELLA Talks “Be Visible, Be Yourself” focused on lesbian women entrepreneurs in the media and politics. It featured a presentation by:

  • Ulrike Lunacek, a prominent Austrian politician of the Green Party, and Member of the European Parliament
  • Kat Holmes, LGBT Film-maker and Founder of the film production company Kat Films (Australia)
  • Maëlle le Corre, Journalist and Assistant Editor-In-Chief for Yagg magazine (France)

ELLA Talks 2019

ELLA Festival 2019 in Palma de Mallorca, the keynote speakers were:

  • Monica Benicio, Brazilian architect and widow of murdered human rights activist and Rio de Janeiro Counsel Member Marielle Franco
  • Daniela Sea, Trans Non Binary activist, actress and DJ

ELLA Talks 2020 - México

The first edition of ELLA Talks in Mexico, brought together some of the most important Mexican activists:

  • Gloria Careaga, social psicologyst and LGBT activist.
  • Patria Jiménez, First Congress Woman, openly lesbian.
  • Luz Elena Aranda, Board Member, ILGA World
  • Daniela Sea,  Trans Non Binary activist, actor and DJ.
  • Special Panel with ELLA Global Community directors of Latinamerica: Bea Cravioto, Clarena Orozco y Emma Chacón, moderator Kristin Hansen, Founder-CEO EGC, with comments of Myrtille Danse, HIVOS Latam Director.


On April 2020, as a response for COVID 19, ELLA Talks started its virtual version in some countries. The objective of the Virtual ELLA Talks is to discuss about the interests of the queer women and to build community beyond the physical boudaries.

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