Offering a powerful narrative of overcoming adversity, Nina Turner is a captivating orator who puts political and social trends into an unparalleled perspective...

“All you need in this life to succeed are the Wishbone, Jawbone and Backbone”. -Grandma

Most recently a progressive leader in the Ohio Senate, Nina Turner is a college professor, motivational speaker, frequent media commentator, and author. She has worked in leadership at the Ohio Democratic Party and as an elected member of the Cleveland City Council - both opportunities that demonstrated her ability to unify opposing ideologies in critical circumstances. Turner is also a highly sought after public speaker who has traveled across North America to inspire action and instill hope in crowds of more than 20,000 for bold causes like labor, women's reproductive health, voting rights, and income inequality. Her gifted speech-making and commitment to progressive ideals led her to be the Democratic candidate for Ohio's Secretary of State in 2014 and more recently a national surrogate for Senator Bernie Sanders during the tumultuous 2016 Democratic presidential primary. Today she appears regularly as a political analyst on national television and radio networks. Turner's passion and achievements as a political figure have been recognized by The Nation magazine, which in 2011 named her "Most Valuable State Senator, " by The Root, which listed her as one of the top 100 most influential African-Americans in the U.S. in 2014, and by Cleveland's Inside Business Magazine as one of the Top 25 most powerful people in Northeast Ohio for 2015.