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Pam will inspire your group or organization to perform at their highest level

Pamela Varkony is a dynamic speaker who inspires audiences from America to Australia to Afghanistan through her passion for improving the lives of others. Her insights on life, leadership, politics, and the human condition are heard and read across four continents. To inquire how Pamela can impact your audience, click here. 

Pamela Varkony

Empowering Through the Written and Spoken Word



Pam’s real world experience and expertise can help to empower and transform your organization. Her willingness to customize a presentation to meet your goals is a strength she brings to every client.

From the healthcare industry to the U.S. Government, from small business to non-profits, Pam's clients have benefited from her unique ability to connect with an audience, providing them with the motivation and tools they need to succeed.

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Pam is recognized as a gifted storyteller both in print and in person. She has co-authored several books and had her essays included in the anthology Songs of Ourselves. Her poetry has been published in the New York Times, as well as included in the NYT poetry collection, New York City Haiku.

She is a highly regarded teacher of non-fiction writing providing classes through the International Women's Writing Guild and the Pearl S. Buck Writing Center.

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Pam is a frequent guest on news and talk shows discussing politics and current events as well as advocating for the rights of women in the workplace and the developing world.

She has provided commentary for both PBS and NPR on a regional and national basis and continues to host Lehigh Valley Discourse on WDIY/NPR.

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Arrows of Light... The Journeys of Afghan Women

You will be inspired by these first-hand accounts written by the women of Afghanistan...those that were able to escape the Taliban, and those who were not. Arrows of Light, tells of the choices that were made from leaving everything behind to find safety and freedom, or choosing to stay and risk everything in hope of being a catalyst for change.

Compiled and edited by Pamela Varkony, Arrows of Light... The Journeys of Afghan Women, will inspire you with its portraits of courage and determination.

Arrows of Light is published under the imprint of the International Women's Writing Guild.

Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Be You: 101 Stories of Affirmation,
Determination and Female Empowerment

Pam is published in this wonderful new book! Read her story "Legacy of Love"... A tale that begins with the heart-wrenching loss of a daughter and ends with the inspirational effort to save someone else's daughter half way around the world.

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Pamela Receives National Award!

Pamela Varkony has been named a Woman of Influence by Pearl S. Buck International, the organization founded by author, feminist, and humanitarian Pearl S. Buck.

The Pearl S. Buck Woman of Influence Award is presented to honor a woman who, like Pearl S. Buck, has distinguished herself in devotion to family, career and humanitarian causes. 

Inside Journalism Series

In this important political year, Pamela Varkony produced and moderated the Inside Journalism Series, featuring a panel of media experts and political strategists before a live audience, in Central Florida. This forum also streamed live for a national audience providing information and insight to the political process. The event received rave reviews... "This was a network quality program". "I was glued to the screen".

Conversations & Inspirations

There are times in life when what we need is someone we can trust to help us brainstorm our options and look at where we want to go next: A good listener who has only your interest at heart, a voice of experience who’s been there and done that.

Pamela knows that sometimes all that is needed to find our way and make good decisions is the opportunity to speak with a trusted colleague or mentor: Two heads are, indeed, often better than one.

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Hear What Pamela's Clients Say


“I can speak for our members, many of whom stated that by far, Pam was among the top five speakers in the history of our program, which dates back to 2007. Her talk was extremely well researched; she poured herself and her personal experience into her presentation. Her style is interactive, engaging, and very thorough. Pam is, focused, extremely personable and highly knowledgeable.”

Diane McAloon

Assistant Director Continuing Education Penn State Lehigh Valley

When we were looking to strengthen the leadership skills of our women managers in the United States and Europe, we called Pamela to asses our needs and design solutions. Her ability to interact with the women in our organizations and gain their trust provided us with the insight we needed to move forward.

Imrich Gombar, Ph.D.

VP HR Generation AES Corp

“Thank you so much for being the Keynote Speaker for our Convention. You really set the stage for us as we work to enhance the lives of people around the world through our volunteer service.”

General Federation of Women’s Clubs Pennsylvania.


“As the moderator, you did a fabulous job and spoke with experience and credibility.  It went above my expectations!"

Joane Hockenberry, PHR | SHRM-CP

President, SHRMLV Board of Directors

“Pam spoke at the Independence Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators on the subject of "Leveraging Your Leadership Style" Ten minutes into Pam''s presentation I could tell by the attendees' body language that she had them hooked. She drew on every day examples of situations that we routinely face and challenged us to listen and communicate in effective and responsive ways. Pam left us wanting more, and I can't wait to get her back on the agenda for future educational events, so that we can all learn from her vast experience and knowledge."

Karen Chellew

Co-founder, My Divorce Solution

"From our first contact, Pam was highly invested in putting together a video-conference session to benefit the rehabilitation professionals in our agency. Pam remained genuine, patient, and flexible as we planned our content and navigated some procedural challenges. In preparation and delivery, it was apparent that Pam valued the work we do as we serve individuals with disabilities. This passion allowed her to speak compassionately and connect with all levels of our staff. Pam not only took time to understand the perspectives of our staff, but also allowed me to have an active role in her presentation to offer a ground-level perspective. It was a true team effort and I am thankful for the collaboration."

Sara Gales

Training Director, PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

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