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Lisa Witter

Berlin, Germany
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Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum (2010-present)

Chief Executive Officer, W I T T E R ventures (2013-present)

Chief Change Officer and Partner, Fenton Communications (2000-12)

“Lisa captivates an audience from the outset…Her relaxed delivery style, particularly in an interactive presentation, results in an engaged audience that absorbs the content.”
Craig Thorton, Head of MDS Delivery, Vodafone

Lisa Witter is an award-winning social/political entrepreneur, executive and architect and maker of change. She is an expert in the intersections of communications/technology, philanthropy, politics and behavior change/influence science. She has advised countless CEOs, Nobel Peace Prize winners, top politicians, philanthropists, scientists and academics.

In 2010 she was honoured as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on WEF’s Global Agenda Council for Neuroscience and Behavior.

She is a frequent public speaker and moderator appearing on such media outlets and platforms as NPR, MSNBC, CBS, World Economic Forum, Pop!Tech, Tech Open Air, TEDWomen and The Skoll World Forum and for corporations such as PNC Bank and Cognizant Technologies. She has been published in publications including Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Newsday and The Seattle Times. She is co-author of “The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them” (Berrett-Koehler, 2008). Her most recent pieces are “Accelerating the New Macho: What leaders can learn from behavioral science and the experience of the 21st-century tough guys” and “Reclaiming Democracy: A Plea for Political Entrepreneurship.”

Lisa is on numerous for profit and non-profit boards and is the founder of social business in Berlin: WITTER ventures which advises and incubates behaviour change initiatives.

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"Lisa is an expert in women’s issues, communications, philanthropy, social change and politics. She regularly appears as a political analyst and social commentator on popular news and radio stations, most recently featuring on CBS, MSNBC, Fox, and on NPR. In 2000, honoured Lisa as an outstanding activist."

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