I am passionate about life, my family, and my work. My peers call me super-connector, as I believe that there is no such thing as a “self-made man” and we can all benefit from smart partnerships. I enjoy social media because it allows me to do just that. I meet extraordinary people on Twitter. I love the fact that I can stay in touch with my friends on Facebook since life is so busy that sometimes you don’t have a chance for face-to-face interaction on a regular basis.
My curiosity is insatiable and my tenacity is voracious. My philosophy is authenticity and generosity. I enjoy a good debate with my friends on topics of philosophy, literature, marketing, and human relationships. I love speaking because this is an opportunity for me to share my experiences with the world and hopefully contribute to someone’s success.
I welcome challenges and embrace constant learning. I am passionate about transcending cultural boundaries and I thrive in diverse environments. I love taking roads less traveled – being a pioneer excites me. Living a full life is what motivates me – there is so much to do and so much to accomplish.
I am a wife and a mother. I have a wonderful husband and an amazing baby girl. I enjoy dancing, camping, and seeing the world. Chocolate, a good book, and fashion are my vices.
Favorite quote: “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” ~ Walt Disney
Ekaterina Walter is a social media trailblazer and an author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg”, as well as her new book “The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Market Your Brand.” A recognized business and marketing thought leader, she is a sought-after international speaker and a regular contributor to leading-edge print and online publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. Walter led strategic and marketing innovation for brands such as Intel and Accenture, and is currently a co-founder and CMO of BRANDERATI.
She has been consistently recognized by the industry and her peers for her innovative thinking, most recently receiving a 2013 Marketer of the Year honor (SoMe Awards) and in 2014 being named #3 on Forbes’ The World’s Top 40 Social Marketing Talent. Walter was featured in Forbes and BusinessReviewUSA, and her opinion was highlighted on CNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, First Business Chicago, TechCrunch, WSJ and more. She sits on a Board of Directors of Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA). Walter holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
*** Full list of my professional accomplishments and industry awards can be found on my LinkedIn page.