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Why You Really Want to Be a Thought Leader Now


If you’ve been reading my emails over the past couple of months, then you know how strongly I feel about helping to develop more women thought leaders in the nonprofit sector. But, the question I probably haven’t answered yet is why you really need to be a thought leader now. So here are 5 very simple yet persuasive reasons why you do, even if you don’t know it yet.

After Your Gala, Do You Take the Money and Run?


Gala season is in full swing here on the East Coast and many nonprofits are preparing for their special evening. For many organizations, the proceeds from that one event can be a major revenue stream. When we are assisting organizations with the planning and execution of their events, it’s our job to get them to think beyond that one evening.

We The People: Passion and Action Speaks Loudest


A few years ago I attended a fundraiser hosted by a board member of a local nonprofit. I attended the gathering because the passion and mission shared by the board member really made me feel like it was something I would want to be a part of. There were about 30 people in attendance; the majority of us had no connection to the organization and were there to learn more about their work.

She Roars: How Much Space Do You Take Up?


Last night I was on a crowded Metro-North train in New York City heading home. I was seated in a four seat section of the train and was directly across from a male commuter. Without realizing what I was doing, I jammed myself into the corner of my seat, taking up as little space as possible, assuming that he and whoever occupied the seat next to me would need all of the space.

Announcing: She Roars Training Programs


You’ve read our She Roars emails, you’ve shared your thoughts, and you may have pledged your commitment to bringing your thought leadership to the world, and now, it all comes down to this: the moment when you decide whether to sit on the sidelines, or leap head first into building your Thought Leadership Platform. 

New Client Alert – National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)


We are pleased to announce that National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) has retained The Wakeman Agency to plan their 10th Anniversary gala this fall. Founded in 2007, the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the leading voice for domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are immigrant women and women of color.

She Roars Thought Leadership Program for Women in Social Change


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.

Press Release – The Wakeman Agency Named Public Relations Agency of Record for SENetwork


NEW YORK CITY, NY – The Wakeman Agency today announced that it has signed an agreement to become the public relations agency of record for SENetwork (Sensation and Emotion Network), a national alliance of individual clinicians, academic researchers and families advocating research, education and support regarding misophonia.

Vanessa Wakeman, CEO of the Wakeman Agency, is a workshop presenter during New York’s Social Media Week event. Vanessa’s workshop, entitled “Thought Leadership: Social Change in 140 Characters or Less,” will be held at the Centre for Social Innovation on Wednesday, February 25 from 11AM-12PM. Seats are filling quickly, so follow the link below to reserve yours!