Women of color are often overlooked for high-visibility speaking roles because of inaccurate assumptions about our experience or a lack of diversity in the networks of conference organizers. Those we choose to speak shape our collective conversations and receive numerous rewards for doing so. Who is chosen to speak influences what is being talked about and considered important. A high-visibility speaking engagement can also change who you know and accelerate the course of the speaker’s career. Giving the microphone to women of color financial experts benefits both individual careers and our industry as a whole.