YW 47 – Propel with Whitney Keyes

YW 47 – Propel with Whitney Keyes

Whitney Keyes is Adjunct professor of Global Reputation Management at Seattle University and Fellow of the Center for Strategic Communications; Author of “Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing and Accelerate Business.” She shares tips on how today’s grads stay competitive and successful in the marketplace.?

Whitney previously worked at Microsoft with Bill Gates and had dramatic success in several initiatives. She shares her experiences. She also tells us a little bit about the programs she created to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia.

Whitney Keyes is an international speaker, marketing expert and professor of strategic communications. For over 20 years, she has helped organizations and individuals to be more successful. Whitney has worked as a senior Microsoft manager, a strategic advisor for American Express and a marketing consultant to thousands of businesses around the world. She has also worked for the U.S. Department of State to empower women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Kenya and Namibia. She?s the author of the book, Propel: Five ways to amp up your marketing and accelerate business.

While at Microsoft, Whitney managed global marketing campaigns, including the launch of Office 2000, an $8 billion business, and helped create the company?s primary philanthropy program, Unlimited Potential. Prior to that, she worked for the City of Tacoma helping over 500 small businesses stay in business and also managed her family?s retail store for many years. Today, Whitney serves as a fellow for the Center for Strategic Communications at Seattle University and guest lectures for the University of Washington and

other academic institutions. She manages a consulting practice, delivers keynotes and facilitates workshops for national organizations including Small Business Administration. Whitney writes for business publications and produces content for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer?s Biz Bite Blog. She also co-produced and hosted over 50 episodes of WhitneyandWyatt.com, a weekly online talk show for women. Whitney lives in Seattle, Washington, and can be reached through her website at WhitneyKeyes.com.

Visit Whitney’s website at?www.whitneykeyes.com/.

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