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 a 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 led strategic and marketing innovation for Fortune 500 brands such as Intel and Accenture. Branderati, the start-up she co-founded, was acquired by Sprinklr where she now serves as Global Evangelist.
Ekaterina is an international speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller “Think Like Zuck: The Five Business Secrets of Facebook’s Improbably Brilliant CEO Mark Zuckerberg” and co-author of “The Power of Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos, and Social Media to Marketing Your Brand.”
Ekaterina 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 being named #3 on The Forbes 2014 World Top 40 Social Marketing Talent. In June 2014, Fortune magazine included her in the list of the most impactful business people on social media alongside Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Arianna Huffington, Warren Buffet, and others.
A recognized business and marketing thought leader, Ekaterina is a contributor to leading-edge print and online publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, Inc., Huffington Post, and Entrepreneur. Her thought leadership was featured on CNBC, ABC, NBC, FOX News, Forbes, TechCrunch, CNN, WSJ, Inc., and more.
*** Full list of my professional accomplishments and industry awards can be found on my LinkedIn page.