Testimonials

Ms. Shapiro Canter is a dynamic and informed person who knows her subject well, presents material that is strongly supported by research and who interacts with her audience with ease, confidence and humor.  Her presentation at the “Get the Lead Out”  symposium  in Rensselaer, New York  on the health-related impacts of lead exposure is one clear example of her talent. Lois shows passion and commitment in everything she says and does, and has a vision that one finds in few public speakers.

David O. Carpenter, M.D.

Director, Institute for Health and the Environment University at Albany Rensselaer, New York

“Based on my 51 years of being a public speaker across the U.S. and appearing on national broadcasts, I can tell you firsthand that Lois Shapiro Canter, Esq. is one of the most intelligent, informative and compelling speakers I have ever heard. She has done it all! She has been a national leader in women’s health issues not only in the U.S., but she has done a great deal for human rights overseas, including Kenya. Lois is not only well-informed about the prolific topics she addresses, but she is an attorney who delivers her remarks with critical thinking, coupled with a keen sense of humor. Invite her to speak and you will be happy that you did!”

Bill Baird

Founder and President Pro-Choice League, U.S.A., and Litigant in 1972 United States Supreme Court case Baird v Eisenstadt which legalized contraception for unmarried people.

“Lois is a gifted and insightful speaker who compels audiences to get involved in public advocacy on behalf of reproductive rights and environmental health issues. I have heard Lois speak in several different venues over twenty years on a far ranging list of topics: including,  chemicals and the connection to illness, reproductive health care, genetically engineered food and gender and multi-cultural equity education. Lois inspires audiences as she chronicles the history and contributions of women and men who have made great sacrifices to secure contraception and abortion access. Lois is a dynamic and visionary  speaker who will excite your listeners to get involved in whatever issue she addresses.”

Janice Burns

President, Saratoga County Chapter National Organization for Women-New York State, Inc.

Lois is one of the most compelling, dynamic and informative speakers I have ever had the pleasure to hear. She informs and inspires an audience to become involved with women’s human rights issues. In her “Global Conversation About the Lives of Women and Girls in Kenya” and micro credit finance, one finds himself compelled to join in the mission to empower others. If you want a public speaker who will keep you absorbed and wanting more, bring Lois to your event to light your fire!

David Cardall

Kinston, NY Branch Member, U.S.A., American Association of University Women

Lois Shapiro-Canter has spent the major part of her adult life as a dedicated advocate for women and social justice issues. Her depth of experience, compassion, and legal background — combined with a spontaneous connection with her audience — render her a uniquely gifted speaker.

Pam Martens

Editor, Wall Street On Parade

“Lois is not only a very capable attorney. She is a leading advocate for women’s human rights and environmental health both domestically and internationally! She has lectured in Europe, Africa, Russia and the United States. I had the pleasure of nominating Lois for the Saratoga County Bar Association 2013 Liberty Bell Award for her women’s business empowerment program in Kenya. Lois spoke at this award luncheon about her Kenyan program to the excited attention of members of the Judiciary, community attorneys, and law students. I strongly encourage you to reserve Lois for your next speaking event!”

Paul Pelagalli, Esq.

Ballston Spa, New York

“Its not an easy matter to advocate for the civil rights of women, and even harder to present complicated topics to hundreds of people without losing them in the details. Whether at large political rallies, public hearings or organizational and business conferences, Lois’ exquisitely prepared speeches always left her listeners charged up, better informed and engaged!”

Jaralyn Finn

President, Finesse Dressage

” I have heard Lois Shapiro Canter, Esq. speak on environmental issues as well as participate in panel discussions. She is an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, both compassionate and passionate in her desire to empower women in Kenya and worldwide to reach their full potential and to address human rights issues among women. Ms. Shapiro Canter has a tremendous gift for making complex political and scientific issues fascinating and comprehensible for her audiences.” 

T.J. Grace