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Attorney, Author & Life Improvement/Diversity Speaker
Inspiring Speaker on Issues Such as Becoming Your Best Version
Maria Leonard Olsen
Washington, D.C., MD 20814
Rated: Rated 5 Stars by 5 Organizations
Rated 5 Stars by 5 Organizations

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Maria Leonard Olsen is a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, author and radio show host (WPFW-fm).  While at the Justice Department, Maria was honored to speak there as the then-highest ranking Asian American political appointee.  She has spoken at numerous schools, festivals, associations, corporations and organizations, including the Pennsylvania Women's Conference and the National March to End Rape Culture.  Her work had been published by The Washington Post, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington for Women, Health Magazine, Bethesda Magazine and Parenting Magazine.  Maria has appeared on CBS's "Great Day Washington," C-Span's "Book TV" and "CTV" public television.  She recently was quoted by USA Today and The Boston Globe on current affairs and her latest book, 50 After 50: Reframing the Next Chapter of Your Life (Rowman & Littlefield 2018 hardcover, 2019 paperback and Audible).  She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and Boston College, and has served on the boards of Children's Hospital BOV, the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Washington, GirlsUp, Catholic Coalition for Special Education and the Nepal Youth Fund.  Maria mentors women in recovery from addiction and trauma, and leads women's writing and empowerment retreats.  Some of her speaking topics have included "Meditation for Busy People," "Becoming the Best Version of Yourself," "Being Multiracial in a Category-Obsessed Society," and "Surviving--and Thriving--After Sexual Assault."  Maria is available to speak on a wide array of self-improvement and diversity topics.  For more information, see  To contact me, email