Governor Jennifer Granholm exclusive

Governor Jennifer Granholm

Former Two-term Governor of Michigan & CNN Senior Political Commentator

Why Governor Jennifer Granholm?

The first female governor of Michigan, re-elected with the largest number of votes cast for governor in the state

She led the charge to rebuild the state's economy through diversification, job creation and adding new sectors to the portfolio

One of the nation's leading authorities on clean energy policy, she is responsible for introducing strategies to invest in new alternative energy sources to create domestic jobs

Fee Range: ($20,001 - $30,000)

About Governor Jennifer Granholm

Governor Jennifer Granholm validates the necessity of strong leadership to drive collaboration, partnerships, innovation and long-term economic success within any organization.

A leading voice of the Democratic Party, Governor Granholm was elected Michigan's first female governor in 2002. This trailblazer is one of the nation's leading authorities on economic growth, clean energy policy and effective governance. During her tenure, Governor Granholm transformed the state’s declining economy through innovative public-private partnerships to grow emerging sectors and create jobs.

In her book, “A Governor's Story: The Fight for Jobs and America's Economic Future,” Governor Granholm describes how her efforts working across the political aisle helped reposition the state’s economic portfolio. As a CNN Senior Political Commentator, she appears frequently on programs across the network to weigh in on the political news of the day.

She draws from her transformative work in Michigan as she continues to make the case for the power of partnerships. With an insider’s view, she explains why this synergy is the key to America’s global competitiveness and economic sustainability. On stage, Governor Granholm energizes audiences with her spirited delivery, prompting individuals to define and achieve their own version of lasting success.

  • From a Two-Term Governor's Perspective:  Cracking the Code -- How to Grow Jobs in the U.S., Even in a Global Economy
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm led Michigan during the toughest economic times since the Great Depression -- through auto bailouts and a global shift of manufacturing jobs. Through experience and stories, hear her perspective on how the nation can grow middle class jobs when technology and globalization make it easy for jobs to move elsewhere.

  • Predictions on the Future of Health Care, From a Governor's Perspective
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm will share an insider's predictions on where the health care system is headed post-Obamacare, from a policy and a political perspective.

  • Lead, Women, Lead!
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm was the first female attorney general and two-term governor of Michigan, where she led during challenging economic times.  She shares inspiring lessons of leadership, from experience, through stories and data, and exhorts women to raise their hand to lead.

  • The Mother of All Markets:  Creating Clean Energy Jobs in America
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm's popular TED talk on her ideas to create clean energy jobs provides the foundation for her speech on using policy to create middle class jobs in clean energy in every state in the country.