BJ Gallagher is an inspirational author and speaker. The 20th anniversary edition of her international best-seller, "A Peacock in the Land of Penguins," was just published, with glowing endorsements from Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Blanchard, Warren Bannis, among others. The book has sold over 375,000 copies in 23 languages, making it THE best-selling diversity book in the world.
BJ's other recent books are: "The Power of Positive DOING," (Simple Truths)and "It's Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been" (Viva Editions).
BJ and her books have been featured on the Today Show with Matt Lauer, CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer, Fox News, PBS, CNN, and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in various newspapers, women's magazines, and websites, including: O the Oprah magazine, Redbook, Woman's World, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, Christian Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), Guardian (U.K.), CareerBuilder.com, MSNBC.com, CNN.com, among others.
In addition to writing books, BJ also conducts seminars and delivers keynotes at conferences and professional meetings across the country. Her corporate clients include: IBM, Chevron, US Department of Veteran's Administration, John Deere Credit Canada, Volkswagen, Farm Credit Services of America, Raytheon, US Department of Interior, Phoenix Newspapers Inc., the American Press Institute, Infiniti, Nissan, Atlanta Journal Constitution, among others.
BJ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, earning summa cum laude honors with her BA in Sociology. She has completed the coursework for a PhD in Social Ethics, also at USC.