"WE ARE THE PEOPLE BEHIND
THE PEOPLE ON THE FOREFRONT
OF INNOVATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE."

~ Vanessa Wakeman, CEO, The Wakeman Agency

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Thought Leadership for
Women in Social Change


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STORYTELLING THAT
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in 48 hours for UCLA's The Civil Rights Project.

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BATTLE OF THE BANDS
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When companies connect to
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YOUR BRAND AND MISSION
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OF EVERYTHING YOU DO.

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We help nonprofits and socially responsible organizations build influence and generate revenue for important causes through public relations and special events.

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She Roars Thought Leadership Program for Women in Social Change


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In recognition of the need, urgency and opportunity to cultivate the ranks of women among thought leaders in the social change sector, The Wakeman Agency has officially launched She Roars. The one­-of-­a-­kind offering has been specially designed to address what women in leadership roles require to maximize their impact.

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Bernie Sanders by Vanessa Wakeman, for Huffington Post


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Regardless of your political propensity, nearly all of us can agree that Bernie Sanders has a wildly-enthusiastic following. How did he do it?

He’s not a celebrity. Yet, when Bernie Sanders walks into a room or steps behind a podium, his fans go absolutely wild. Their loyalty is enviable — and their passion is unmatched.

Reimagining Thought Leadership by Vanessa Wakeman, for Huffington Post


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Webster’s Dictionary defines a thought leader as one whose views on a subject are taken to be authoritative and influential. I would agree with this updated definition with a slight refinement. In my opinion, a thought leader is an individual who is committed to contributing valuable, original thinking and ideas on a subject to benefit the greater good. The individual is in service to the idea, issue or innovation with the goal of fostering change.