Leslie Goldman, MPH
Writer, Book Author, Body Image Speaker, Spokesperson
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  • September 18, 2018

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has invited Leslie to moderate a panel titled Health Empowerment: The Future is Now" at its Global Health and Development Symposium. This annual symposium brings together diverse and powerful voices to highlight issues affecting women and children. This year’s theme will be around global strides made in gender equality and ask the question, Are We There Yet?

  • February 22, 2018

Leslie is headed to Grand Rapids Michigan to speak at an Embracing You event designed to inspire individuals to move beyond stereotypes, embrace who they are and stop the negative internal dialogue about body image and social expectations.

  • May 4, 2017

Join Leslie for her talk, Raising Confident, Self Assured Kids in a Photoshopped World, at Anshe Emet Synagogue in Chicago.

  • July 2-3, 2016

Leslie is thrilled to be a keynote speaker and leadership presenter for the Delta Phi Epsilon International Convention in Philadelphia. Topics include Body Image and Confidence, and the health benefits of giving back.

  • February 22, 2016

Leslie heads to Kent State University to talk confidence and loving the skin you're in.

  • September 17, 2015

Blazin' Babes professional networking group and Tesla of Old Orchard are hosting Leslie for a nighttime body image function: "A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind."

  • April 18, 2015

Hello Dee Gees! Leslie is the keynote speaker at Delta Gamma's Chicago area Founders Day.

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"Several people came up to me and said Leslie was the best speaker they can remember having at one of our events." - DG event organizer

  • April 14, 2014

On the West Coast, Leslie will address the University of California - Berkeley Panhellenic System.

  • March 19, 2014

At the University of Vermont, Leslie will speak to the Panhellenic System about confidence, body image and women in the media.

  • March 18, 2014

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx welcomes Leslie to its campus.

  • Feb 9 & 10, 2014

Leslie heads to West Bloomfield, Michigan, where she will be meeting with high school students as well as fifth and sixth grade girls, discussing body image and confidence.

  • June 30, 2013

In San Diego, Leslie will speak to the women of Pi Beta Phi at their annual convention about philanthropy, confidence and giving back.

"Leslie addressed more than 1100 women, encouraging them to explore their philanthropic potential and educating them on the health benefits of giving back."

  • May 08, 2013

Leslie heads to New York to speak to the PTA of Pelham Manor.

  • April 6, 2013

Time to head back to Leslie's alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison, to speak with teachers and parents at a Healthy Classroom Foundation symposium. Leslie will be the keynote speaker, discussing youth empowerment, and will also lead a body image breakout session.

  • March 9, 2013

The women of Rutgers University's Douglass Residential College welcome Leslie to their campus, where she will discuss body image, sexual freedom and reproductive rights, and the link between personal and community health.

  • February 25, 2013

The University of Central Florida Greek system will host Leslie as they kickoff National Body Image Awareness Week.

  • February 2, 2013

Leslie returns to the Robert Crown Center for Health Education to headline their Happy To Be Me mother-daughter event.

The energy at this mom-and-daughter
event was incredible!
My incredible view from the stage
  • October 22, 2012

Leslie is speaking at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield , MI

  • October 10, 2012

The women of Stevens Institute of Technology welcome Leslie to Hoboken, NJ!

  • September 8, 2012

Leslie is headed to Miriam Hospital in Rhode Island to keynote the Women’s Wellness Workshop

  • July 13, 2012

Delta Phi Epsilon International Sorority has invited Leslie to kick off their annual convention in Miami!

In Miami with some Monmouth University D Phi E sisters.

  • October 18, 2011

To celebrate Fat Talk Free Week, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia welcomes Leslie. Tri Sigma sorority is playing a special role, as they lost a sister to bulimia-related health issues.

Leslie was thrilled to spend time with her fellow DGs at JMU!

  • April 18, 2011

For "Perfection: Media and Body Image in the World of Fashion" at Dominican University, Leslie will join Sunny Sea Gold, Deputy Editor, Redbook Magazine and author of Food: The Good Girl's Drug; plus Ford model Andrea Wozniak, an RD and more.

  • April 5, 2011

St. Cloud State University hosts Leslie during their No H8 Week.

  • February 1, 2011 - Rescheduled due to bad weather

Kicking off National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia welcomes Leslie. Tri Sigma sorority is playing a special role, as they lost a sister to bulimia-related health issues.

  • June 24, 2010

Leslie will be a keynote speaker at Sigma Delta Tau's National Convention in Chicago

  • April 20, 2010

Leslie heads west, where the Portland State University Hillel and Lewis & Clark are hosting her for a talk on Jewish women and body image.

  • March 24, 2010

    Gordon Tech High School welcomes Leslie to speak to their female leaders.

  • March 18, 2010

Leslie’s grad school alma mater, University of Illinois-Chicago, welcomes her back to discuss women and their portrayal in the media

  • February 8, 2010

The University of Missouri welcomes Leslie to its campus.

Leslie and the fabulous women of Kappa Delta Sorority

  • November 13, 2009

Lake Forest High School welcomes Leslie

  • October 17 - October 20, 2009

Attending the American Dietetics Association annual meeting in Denver? Stop by the Lifeway Foods booth to speak with Leslie about the fabulous health benefits of kefir.

  • October 25, 2009

Leslie will be speaking and signing books at Flirty Girl Fitness in Chicago as part of their feel-good, "Inside Out" event.

  • May 12, 2009

    Leslie is the face of iVillage/National Women's Health Week's "Health Is Beautiful" campaign and will be talking about the initiative all morning long on the following radio stations - be sure to listen in!

    • 9:50 AM EST
      USA Radio Network, “Daybreak USA”
    • 10:00 AM EST
      WAFL, Milford, DE, “Petch & Paula”
    • 10:10 AM EST
      KJMM, Tulsa, OK, “Midday Girl”
    • 10:20 AM EST
      FM-100 WMC, Memphis, TN, “Ron & Dana"
    • 10:30 AM EST
      The Art of the Interview” – Portland + 50 Cities
    • 10:40 AM EST
      KKLS, Sioux Falls, SD, “Andy & the Hot Morning Show”
    • 10:50 AM EST
      WBIG-AM, Chicago, IL, "The Big Wake-Up Call”
    • 11:00 AM EST
      KOSI-FM, Denver, CO, “Mornings with Murphy & Denise”
  • Feb. 24, 2009

    Leslie is thrilled to be speaking at Ohio State University's Hillel!

  • Dec. 7, 2008

    The Jewish Community Center will host Leslie as the keynote speaker at their Palm Beach, Florida Body Image Conference.

  • Nov. 6, 2008

    The College of New Jersey Bod Squad welcomes Leslie to their campus.

  • Oct. 30, 2008

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    UT dietetics Masters student Sonja Cooke and I at dinner before my talk.

    Leslie will be a highlighted speaker at the Detroit Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tank, sponsored by Jewish Women International.

  • Oct. 29, 2008

    Leslie will be a highlighted speaker at the Chicago Brain Power for Girl Power Think Tank, sponsored by Jewish Women International, at the Spertus Museum in downtown Chicago.

  • June 17, 2008

    Leslie keynotes the Jewish United Federation's Bryn Mawr Women’s Country Club Day.

  • June 6, 2008

    Tyra loved Leslie's chopstick trick so much, she posted in on her June 6, 2008 Web site!

  • May 15, 2008

    The Jewish United Federation's Young Women’s City Council Spring Insights Night is featuring Leslie! Held at Fluorish Studios in Chicago.

  • March 1, 2008

    Delta Gamma Chicago Coordinating Committee has asked leslie to be the featured speaker for Founders Day 2008 at the Brookfield Zoo.

  • Feb. 28, 2008

    Leslie will join CBS2 Anchor/Health Reporter MaryAnn Childers and NBC5 Anchor/Dateline Correspondent Rob Stafford for a panel presentation on physician-media communication, sponsored by the Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch.

  • Feb. 22, 2008

    Leslie will be featured as the luncheon keynote speaker at the 2008 Eating Disorders Awareness Conference of Houston.

  • Nov. 13, 2007

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    Leslie and the women of Alpha Chi Omega

    Leslie speaks at University of San Diego

  • Oct. 15, 2007

    At UCLA, Leslie will be speaking to the Panhellenic system about eating disorders and body image as part of her "Body Image: The Naked Truth" college tour.

  • Oct. 5, 2007

    Temple University hosts Leslie and her college book tour

  • Aug. 30, 2007

    Leslie appears on CNN

  • May 15, 2007

    The Chicago Delta Gamma alumnae chapter is hosting a book signing/reading for Leslie at the Galway Arms, 2442 N. Clark Street (open to the public!). Join us at 6:30 p.m. for dinner or 7:30-9 p.m. for the talk and signing.

  • April 24, 2007

    Leslie is interviwed by Dr. Leslie Lundt on ReachMD XM 233.

  • April 19, 2007

    Leslie wraps up the semester at St. Mary's College in Indiana!

  • April 11, 2007

    Leslie and the UW-Madison Delta Gammas - her alma mater!

    Leslie is visiting her alma mater, University of Wisconsin-Madison!! She will be speaking to the Panhellenic system and female athletes about eating disorders and body image as part of her "Body Image: The Naked Truth" college tour. GO BADGERS!

  • April 10, 2007

    Leslie continues on down South to the University of Alabama...

  • April 2, 2007 *Postponed until Oct. 15

    At UCLA, Leslie will be speaking to the Panhellenic system about eating disorders and body image as part of her "Body Image: The Naked Truth" college tour.

  • March 29, 2007

    The Stephen S. Wise Temple WOW-Sisterhood in Los Angeles has invited Leslie to speak at their literary dessert. If you are interested in attending, please contact mfisher@wisela.org for more information.

  • March 22, 2007

    The Sunshine State! Florida State University hosts Leslie.

  • March 12, 2007

    University of Michigan is next on Leslie's college tour...

  • March 6, 2007

    Leslie Heads straight to Southern Methodist University to talk body image.

  • March 5, 2007

    University of Dever students listen to Leslie and her Body Image: The Naked Truth presentation!

  • March 1, 2007

    Leslie helps the Arizona State University student body celebrate Body Pride Week!

  • Feb. 27, 2007 & February 28, 2007

    Leslie visits Baylor University to speak about body image.

  • Feb. 19, 2007

    Leslie delivers her Body Image: The Naked Truth presentation at University of Tennessee

  • Feb. 16, 2007

    Leslie speaks at Fremd high school about being a journalist for their annual Writers Week.

  • Feb. 11, 2007

    Leslie speaks to the women of the Miami of Ohio Greek System about body image and eating disorders.

  • Jan. 28, 2007

    Leslie with the wonderful UNC Panhellenic Executive Council

    At University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Leslie continues her college tour.

  • Jan. 18, 2007

    Young Women's American ORT function Downtown Chicago, details to come.

  • Jan. 14, 2007

    At the Gershman Y of the JCCs of Greater Philadelphia, Leslie will be speaking on an esteemed panel regarding body image issues. As of right now, she will be joined by Lori Lefkovitz, the founder of Kolot: The Center for Jewish Women's and Gender Studies at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where she is on the faculty. There will also be a series of ongoing, body image-related art exhibits: Work from Barbara Zucker's Time Signatures, a series of sculptures based on wrinkles in the faces of older women and photographer Ellie Brown, who has documenting her younger sisters and cousins; one sister is anorexic.

  • The Jewish Book council seven-city tour continues...

    • Dec. 12 — Deal, NJ: Time and location T.B.A.

    • Dec. 4 — Silicon Valley, CA, noon: First Annual Addison-Penzak JCC Holiday Book Festival (In partnership with Barnes & Noble Booksellers), Levy Family Campus 14855 Oka Road

  • Nov. 21, 2006

    Leslie will be interviewed by the fabulous Florine Mark, President and Chairman of the Board of The Weight Watchers Group, Inc., and host of The "Remarkable Woman" radio show. Other guests have included Sarah Ferguson, The Duchess of York and Eleanor Roosevelt II! Stay tunes for airtime and date...

  • The Jewish Book council seven-city tour continues...

    • Nov. 14 — Indianapolis, IN, 7:30 p.m.: The JCC of Metropolitan Detroit's 55th Annual Jewish Book Fair (the largest and oldest in the country!), 6600 West Maple Road

    • Nov. 13 — Stamford, CT, evening: The Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Avenue

  • Nov. 10, 2006

    Cosmo Radio on Sirius Satellite Radio is interviewing Leslie about body image and her book, Locker Room Diaries.

  • Nov. 8, 2006

    Kicking off her national Greek system tour, Leslie will be speaking to the Panhellenic system at Northwestern University from 7-9pm. If you are a college or university and are interested in having Leslie speak to your sorority system or any women's group in general, contact her at lrgoldman@hotmail.com or leslie@lrdiaries.com.

  • The Jewish Book Council is sponsoring Leslie on a seven-city tour this Fall! Will she be in a city near you? Check it out

    • Nov. 6 — Houston, TX, 4:30 p.m.: The JCC of Houston 34th Annual Jewish Book & Arts Fair, 5601 S. Braeswood

    • Nov. 5— Cherry Hill, NJ, 1 p.m.: The Blank Rome Festival of Arts, Books and Culture of the Katz JCC, 1301 Springdale Road

    • Nov. 2 — Detroit, MI, 1 p.m.: The JCC of Metropolitan Detroit's 55th Annual Jewish Book Fair (the largest and oldest in the country!), 6600 West Maple Road

  • Oct. 28, 2006

    Leslie will be speaking at an event for a wonderful organization, The Harbour, Inc., which provides help for homeless young girls. She will read from her book and talk about self-esteem, body image and more. The event will be held at Wildfire Glenview, 1300 Patriot Boulevard, Glenview, IL, 60026, US and you can register online for $35 of the $50 "Celebrating Women" fundraiser is tax deductible and books will be available for purchase.

  • Oct. 23, 2006

    At 5:00 a.m. CST, (yup, wake-up early!!), Leslie will be interviewed on one of Chicago's most popular radio stations, B96, WBBMFM (96.3FM).

  • Oct. 18, 2006

    The Latin School's adult Live and Learn Program. Leslie will be teaching a women's only course called Body Image: The Naked Truth. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Visit http://www.latinschool.org/liveandlearn/ Fall schedule will be up soon!

  • Oct. 17, 2006

    Coinciding with the National Organization for Women's "Love Your Body Day," Leslie will be the keynote speaker at Robert Crown Center for Health Education (RCC) on Oct. 17. Reaching out to approximately 100 local educators, parents, and students, as well as to the RCC Board members and Hinsdale Women's Auxiliary Board members, the goal is to begin generating conversation about healthy body image, as well as to raise awaeness about the RCC's new program, Body Image: A Program for Boys and Girls.

  • Oct. 11, 2006

    As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Lisa Birnbach of The Lisa Birnbach Show interviewed Leslie about a recent study that showed women with breast implants have a much higher rate of suicide than the general population, as well as about more general body image issues. The Lisa Birnbach Show is talk programming for women, founded by a dynamic group of women including Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem! Hear the talk at lisabradio.com.

  • Oct. 2, 2006

    Christine Louise Hohlbaum, award-winning author of Diary of a Mother: Parenting Stories and Other Stuff and SAHM I Am: Tales of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Europe reviewed LRD on her blog...which was highlighted in the November issue of Better Homes & Gardens!.

  • Sept. 1, 2006

    Listen in to Atlanta's WFSH FM Radio, "Kevin & Taylor in the Morning," as they interview Leslie at 9:10 a.m. CST

  • Aug. 27, 2006

    Leslie was a guest on radio show "Dr. Fitness and the Fat Guy." Visit the podcast.

  • June 29, 2006

    National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders First Annual Speaker Series and Luncheon — Keynote Speaker, Leslie Goldman, author of Locker Room Diaries: The Naked Truth About Women, Body Image and Re-imagining the 'Perfect' Body

    Visit the Web site to register to attend, hear Leslie speak and support ANAD!

  • June 28, 2006

    Leslie was interviewed by fellow Badger Jackie Cartier on KGMI Radio in Bellingham, WA., for a half-hour afternoon talk show about body image. On Wisconsin!

  • June 21, 2006

    At 7:30 a.m. CST, Leslie will be interviewed on Massachusetts radio station FUN 107

  • June 19, 2006
    Starting today, AOL.com will be featuring an interview with Leslie and excerpts from Locker Room Diaries to make for a splashy health and fitness feature. The piece will be on rotation, meaning it will pop up every so often on the site. Keep your eyes open for it!

  • June 18, 2006
    Turn on your TV and look for Leslie on WBBM's Eye on Chicago! Check your television for times.

  • June 16, 2006

    From 4:23 to 4:37 p.m. EST, Leslie will be appearing on The Fitness Buff, which airs on AM 1340 WTAN in Tampa Bay Besides the obvious health/fitness theme of the show, the show usually broadcasts live, poolside, from Paradise Lakes, a nudist resort near Tampa! Should be a lively show!

  • June 12, 2006

    Leslie was interviewed by radio veteran Bill Bregoli for Westwood One Communications in New York City. Westwood One broadcasts to more than 800 affiliates nationwide!

  • June 8, 2006

    Leslie will be interviewed on USA Radio "Daybreak USA" at 8:35 a.m. EST, going out to over 200 radio affiliates, LIVE!

  • June 3, 2006

    The 22nd Annual Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair. Leslie is sitting on a panel with fellow Chicago authors Lisa Bertagnoli and Chris Gardner, in conversation with Brenda Butler, Senior Editor, Chicago Tribune Magazine. Grace Place, 2nd Floor. 4:40-5:15 p.m. Visit www.printersrowbookfair.org for updated information.

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