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How to Become Unstuckable, with Heather Kernahan

Episode 89

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Heather Kernahan is a global business leader who has been featured in Fast Company, Fortune, Thrive Global, Biz Women, and Ad Week. She currently serves as the CEO of Hotwire Global, an award-winning global tech communications and marketing consultancy who have worked with companies such as Meta, Adobe, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Honeywell. She was named one of the San Francisco Business Times 100 Most Influential Women and North America Innovator of the Year by Provoke Media. She serves on the board of ICCO, is a Trustee of IPR, and is past Board Chair of the PR Council.

Kernahan is a sought-after speaker on business-leadership topics and has taken the stage at Fortune Global Forum discussing Innovation on the Fast Track, at the NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center as a keynote and workshop facilitator on unlocking authentic leadership, and at Chief discussing High Stakes Leadership. She is a strategic adviser and has been a mentor to leaders, entrepreneurs, and start-ups through work with NASDAQ Entrepreneurial Center, Company VenturesNYCs foremost venture community, Scotians Global Advisors, Cleantech Open, Womens Startup Lab and the LAGRANT Foundation. She is a venture capitalist and LP with Women Who Invest and Portfolia.

Taking action in the areas of inclusion, belonging, and education is important to her. She has been part of the launch team of the Say Gap, a program developed by the PRCouncil to train women and other underrepresented leaders to speak on stage and be interviewed by the press. She co-founded The 10, a group of women in leadership who are working to have more women leaders write and publish their first business books, as well, she serves on the Citizens Bond Oversight Committee for the College of Marin.

Heather grew up in Canada and has since held senior marketing and leadership roles at start-up, mid-size, and global tech companies in Canada and the US, where she has been part of teams building the future. She received her masters in Business Administration in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University of California. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and children.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • What inspired Heather to write her book, Unstuckable
  • Why it is vital for women to write more business books
  • How becoming an author can give you credibility and access to the media
  • Why you will get nothing in business if you can’t communicate
  • How Heather and “The Ten” can help women who want to become authors learn the ropes


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