Lisa Mae Brunson | Creative Visionary, Speaker, Author & Social Innovation Alchemist

Lisa Mae BrunsonLisa Mae Brunson is a Creative Visionary, Speaker, Author & a Social Innovation Alchemist that is committed to impacting humanity on a global scale.

Lisa Mae is the founder of Wonder Women Tech, Hiring Humans, Mentor Magic Program, and the host of the Wonder Women Tech Show Podcast. She has launched Junior Innovation Camps for underserved kids, and created STEAM camps and workshops for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. She recently received the 2020 Heart-Centered Tech Award from California Senator Ben Allen. Lisa Mae was named “100 Powerful Women” in the 2019 Oct/Nov issue of Entrepreneur Magazine, included in the 2019 “Create & Cultivate 100” List, in partnership with Chevrolet; and was a Long Beach Post’s “40 Under 40” Winner in 2017. She also received an award from Congressman Alan Lowenthal for her work inspiring middle school students through STEAM career fairs.

As a Black, Latina and Indigineous female, Lisa Mae is passionate about Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Humanity. She builds programs and initiatives working with Fortune 500 Companies, Government Entities, Schools and Universities, Organizations, and individuals to address the challenges stemming from lack of inclusion, discrimination, systemic racism, gender parity and more.

Lisa Mae Brunson was appointed as Commissioner on the Commission for Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach, by Mayor Robert Garcia, in December 2016 and is currently serving her third term. She is the founder of two hackathons–Hacks 4 Humanity, a hackathon for Social Good, and Wonder Women Hacks, a hackathon to address challenges facing women and girls. She also produced two #Fishackathon events, a global program launched by the United States Department of State, under the Obama Administration in 2015 and 2016.

She is passionate about humanity and hugs, and has hugged over 13,000 people on her “Love, Hugs, and Inspiration Campaign” launched in 2007.

Lisa Mae received a multi-year commitment (2016 – 2021) from the City of Long Beach and Mayor Robert Garcia to host the Wonder Women Tech National Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center and Virtually. She is featured in three Award-Winning documentaries, “Breaking the Silence” (2014), “Kindness is Contagious” (2015), and “Nevertheless” (2020).

She is the pet parent of her sweet maltipoo, Gracie Bella Brunson, who serves as the Chief Inspiration Officer for the Wonder Women Tech Foundation.

Twitter: @MissLisaMae