Lisa Witter

Telling The World What Women Want


Lisa Witter is the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Fenton Communication, the largest public interest communications firm in the country. She heads the firm’s practice in women’s issues and global affairs and her clients have ranged from Harvard School of Public Health, American Lung Association, Air America Radio,, Women for Women International, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and many others. Witter is a co-founder of award-winning, an online brain trust of women experts to help close the gender gap among commentators in the news media. In 2000, she was the chief strategist behind the American Medical Association campaign to successfully block NBC from airing hard liquor ads, thwarting one of the biggest advertising arrangements in television history. Ms. Witter is a political commentator, a seasoned public speaker on the political, nonprofit and philanthropic circuits.

Witter co-authored the book, The She Spot: Why Women are the Market for Changing the World and How to Reach Them.

Her work appears frequently in the Huffington Post. She has also been published in AlterNet, The Seattle Times, The New York Times (letter to the editor) and on the Anderson Copper 360 Blog. In 2010 she was named one of the 197 Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum.