Innovating with Influencers: How to Ally for Power

Innovating with Influencers: How to Ally for Power

Session Type(s): Professional Development Training

Starts: Tuesday, Oct. 19 6:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Tuesday, Oct. 19 7:30 PM (Eastern)

Are you wanting to enter the world of influencers but not sure where to start? Innovating with Influencers will walk you through the world of using influencers in a campaign—including how to find the right people who care about your mission, how to navigate these sensitive relationships, and how you can set both of yourselves up for successful digital mobilization and fundraising. Led by Cheryl Contee, Chief Innovation Officer at the Impact Seat and an influencer herself, the training will equip you with the tools to dive headfirst into the wild world of influencers.


Cheryl Contee


Cheryl Contee is Chief Executive Officer at The Impact Seat Foundation, which is working to create a world in which women can succeed as business leaders. She is also the award-winning Founder and Chair of Do Big Things, a digital agency that creates new narrative and new tech for a new era focused on causes and campaigns. Cheryl is the Amazon bestselling author of Mechanical Bull: How You Can Achieve Startup Success. Passionate about creating new tech and new narrative for a new era, Cheryl uses her vast experience in startup entrepreneurship and community engagement to lead our portfolio companies and funds to success, provide resources for underrepresented founders, and build the new economy. Previously, Cheryl was CEO of Fission Strategy, which brought Silicon Valley startup culture to the world’s leading causes and campaigns. She’s the co-founder of, the first tech startup with a black female founder to be acquired by a NASDAQ company, the National Board Chair for Netroots Nation, a Senior Advisor for Astia and the first portfolio company board member of New Media Ventures.

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