I am a lover and a fighter. I am determined, some say stubborn. I have few pet peeves.
I like people. Almost all people. I am a romantic with a cynic streak.
I get most people. Most people get me… for a while. I am perpetually going through personal transformation.
I love ice-cream for breakfast but I’ve given that up to lose a few pounds. I have over-active tear ducts. No… um… I’m not really sobbing when I sniffle at every movie. It’s the simple things that get me; a genuine smile, a hot shower, a loved one’s warm embrace.
I am a dreamer, an eternal optimist with a realist strain. I am pro-humanity, and pro-compassion. I will help you if you ask. I am impatient but I’m working on that… somewhat. I am a poor planner but a master strategist. I am a scientist until crazy creativity bursts forth and breaks me away from my logical musings. I am a vegetarian when I’m not being carnivorous. I am a talker but prefer to listen… really. I can be graceful but I’m often a klutz. I try to live in the moment and have few regrets. I have a fear of failure. I am getting over it.
I always press zero when I get phone recordings just so I can skip straight to the live person on the other end. I hate cheaters, except when they are really gorgeous or charming or both. Also if they are smart or funny or fun. Then I forget I hate them for a little while. I find it hard to hate.
I love reading. I love all kinds of intellectual stimulation and seek the thrill relentlessly even if it means getting into philosophical, political and religious arguments I really can’t win. I love to win.
I believe in God, even if we have our occasional falling outs. I’ve had my parade rained on, more often than I’d like. I’m always certain there’ll be more parades. So far my optimism has not been misplaced.
I love to live, live to love and live a life worth living!
Over the last 15 years, Wandia has designed a career that combines an ardent interest in global markets with enthusiasm for adventure, fascination with science and passion for people.
An innovative, enthusiastic, and creative business professional with a strong leadership track record, she has worked at Fortune 500 corporations like Johnson & Johnson, and serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations. She successfully launched several social media initiatives, including a pioneering pilot utilizing high-touch, low-cost technology to identify the unmet needs of customers and increase channels for engagement.
Wandia has developed and managed high-value client relationships and partnerships with professionals from world-class enterprises, technology leaders and systems integrators like Google, Apple, Cadence, IBM, Sony, Toyota, Target, and TjMaxx.
Wandia is passionate about developing dynamic digital solutions, strategy and systems to market, manage and monitor relevant social dialogue and drive engagement with new media. She is currently focused on the advancement of entrepreneurs, professionals and organizations by providing access to top tips and tools in this exciting era of rapidly evolving cutting-edge digital technology.
She spent her formative years working at Majimazuri.org, a multifaceted, micro-enterprise, social empowerment program in sub-saharan Africa and was a teen delegate at many global, multicultural conferences.
Active and high energy, she creates a spirited, engaging work environment and builds trust-based relationships with her teams forged by respect and mutual commitment in achieving goals.
Sought structure to nurture my entrepreneurial spirit
Made friends, found love and didn't die;)
Picked up a Chemistry major and Philosophy minor
Cumulative GPA: 4.0
Some Special Skills Acquired:
featured by premier authority in digital technology in recognition of value, innovation, commercialization, market opportunity, media buzz, and return to stakeholders
Reconciliation in Birmingham, UK
Nominee, Eli Lilly & Company, 2007
Most Outstanding Student Leader, 2005
Contribution to Minority Student Life, Vision, Initiative and Leadership
for Outstanding Academic Achievement
Phi Sigma Tau Honor Societies
I’m a marketing Swiss Army Knife.
I like fun projects. I like fun people. I like marketing and managing fun projects with fun people.
I’m one part strategist, one part entrepreneur, two parts geek and many parts so much more…
Can’t spell AWESOME without ME;-)
Affectionately known as GaryVee, Vaynerchuk is hands-down one of the most brilliant forces on the internet. And he has taught me a lot of what I know today.
It’s hard to keep up with all he is doing as an entrepreneur, investor, speaker, internet personality and CEO of VaynerMedia. You may not know he was an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Uber and countless other companies that have since been acquired, moved or merged.
What amazes me is his intransigent vision and insurmountable energy… 12 years after our first encounter he is still going strong. I am fortunate to have had him as an advisor early in my career.
Guy Kawasaki has an incredibly generous spirit and strategic mindset.
He is also a straight-forward sharpshooter with a great sense of humor and practical, tactical insights. Every encounter with Guy has made me a lot smarter, wiser and better equipped to take on more.
For me he epitomizes how to change the world.
Discussing creativity with Robert Michael Fried, Marketing Executive and Best Selling Author of Igniting Your True Purpose.
Fried’s presence is magical and he cuts right to the heart of the matter on most things. He says, we all have a masterpiece inside us just waiting to explode. Don’t let it lie dormant. Take action and express your own art form as a gift to the world. If you don’t have his book in your library, get it… NOW!
Partnered with a small number of forward-thinking brands to create experiences that consumers love, remember and share, through campaigns that use Google technology in pioneering and scalable ways. Created best-in-class scaled marketing/CRM center that replaced siloed, ad-hoc marketing communications campaigns encompassing associates in 117 countries, delivered operational efficiencies at reduced costs with shared best practices.
Enjoyed working on the third Annual TechCrunch Disrupt which had a record number of applications for the Startup Battlefield and featured 30 amazing startups competing for the Disrupt Cup. Judges included Roelof Botha, Marissa Mayer and Mike Arrington.
The speaker line-up featured the most prominent venture and angel investors including Ben Horowitz, Vinod Khosla, John Borthwick and David Lee, as well an unforgettable list of entrepreneurs including Reid Hoffman, Ev Williams and Biz Stone, Marc Benioff, Aaron Levie, and Jessica Alba.
Discussing perseverance with Robert Michael Fried, best selling author of Igniting Your True Purpose, marketing executive, and co-founder of Thirdwind.com.
Thirdwind is an interactive community dedicated to empowering people to achieve “true” success by realizing both their professional goals and personal dreams.
Unskippable Labs is a series of experiments in content to understand video advertising. An Ad for the Ages was designed to understand how video strategy changes in an era when anyone can broadcast themselves and which types of ads garner the most recall with audiences of various ages.
Snapchat Lenses are the most playful and memorable way to increase awareness, on a massive scale. With one tap, you can invite Snapchatters into your world — and your story.
See how Netflix partnered with Snapchat to reach 35% of Snapchat’s global audience.
Create your own Lens today: https://goo.gl/tJgPZC
Have you ever felt you were meant to do something special? Be who you are meant to be.
Ignite Your True Purpose and Passion http://thirdwind.com/
I will not live a life of quiet resignation.
Mine will be bold, bright, loud, intense.
… with Matt Harris of Twitter and Matt Kelly of Facebook
Led digital marketing strategy at Samsung to penetrate the global developer ecosystem. Doubled the number of registered developers in less than 9 months and achieved NPS Score of 73 for the Samsung Developer Conference, exceeding business goal of 40.
From the release of One UI 2 and the #Galaxy Tab Active Pro to hands-on experience in Code Lab with the newest SDKs to groundbreaking tech sessions, #SDC19 was a conference unlike any other. Check out the highlights!