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Lisa Mae Brunson
Social Innovator and CEO and Founder, Wonder Women Tech
Lisa Mae Brunson is a Creative Visionary, Speaker, Author & Social Innovator that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale. She is founder of Wonder Women Tech, an International conference that picks up where TED leaves off in the Diversity and Inclusion sector, which celebrates, highlights and educates women and diversity in STEAM and innovation. She has launched Junior Innovation Camp and Wonder Girls Camp teaching underprivileged kids how to code, build games and film, two hackathons–Hacks 4 Humanity, a hackathon for Social Good, and Wonder Women Hacks, a hackathon where women and men build mobile apps to address challenges facing women and girls.
In an effort to ‘disrupt the conference model, Lisa Mae produces programming and initiatives within her conferences that provided an immersive and experiential journey for attendees, sponsors and partners. She recently received a three year commitment from the City of Long Beach to host the Wonder Women Tech Conference from 2016 – 2018 at the Long Beach Convention Center! Lisa Mae organizes socially innovative projects, like the global “I Am Equality” photographic campaign, which launched in 17 cities and 5 countries around the world. She has hugged over 8,000 people with her Love, Hugs and Inspiration Campaign, providing passersby hugs and free poetry books. She volunteers with the Long Beach Code for America Brigade, and other tech initiatives geared towards civic engagement and community building. She helped organize a global #Fishackathon with the U.S. Department of State.