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Keynote Speaker

A dynamic speaker who lights up a crowd. In addition to bringing her trademark enthusiasm, Sam increases retention, strengthens corporate cultures and inspires employees to thrive professionally and personally.


A national bestselling author of five books. Her newest book, The Pie Life: A Guilt-Free Recipe for Success and Satisfaction, is a playbook for having a thriving professional and personal life at the same time.

Media Personality

Regularly called on by national media to share her advice and opinions on topics from women in biz to work/life issues and more. Whether it’s in The Wall Street Journal or on the TODAY Show, you will find Sam.

Park Place Payments

Founder and CEO of Park Place Payments, a company fundamentally changing the lives of people seeking opportunities to reenter the workforce and revolutionizing the payment processing industry at the same time.

  • National bestselling author of five books
  • Seasoned entrepreneur
  • Sam has worked with Google, Target, General Mills, Yahoo, Twitter and countless more
  • Sought-out expert: Sam has made more than 400 TV appearances
  • Featured on Good Morning America, TODAY, NBC Nightly News, and in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Inc., Success and Marie Claire
  • Contributor to Forbes and TODAY
  • Alumna of Harvard Business School and Harvard College
  • Hosted a nationally syndicated call-in radio show
  • Quoted in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In
  • Played #2 singles and #2 doubles as a Varsity tennis player for Harvard



The Pie Life is the ultimate self-improvement playbook for women who work. Now is the time for you to banish the guilt and start living a life you love! Having worked with thousands of women over the past two decades, Harvard MBA and bestselling author Samantha Ettus shares the secrets for how you can sustain a thriving personal and professional life at the same time.

Incorporating personal stories from hundreds of women including TV writer and producer Shonda Rhimes, news anchor Gayle King, Wall Street maven Sallie Krawcheck, Barnard College President Debora Spar, entrepreneur Liz Lange and Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider, The Pie Life will turn everything you know about work/life balance on its head.

Transform your life into one that is more satisfying, rich, and delicious than you ever thought possible and join the thousands of women already living The Pie Life.

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