Whitney Keyes Presentations
“Whitney’s presentations are always infused with real-life experiences and creative ideas.” Sherry Mina, Small Business Administration

Watch Whitney’s Demo Reel
  • Microsoft
  • Port of Seattle
  • City of Tacoma
  • Seattle University
  • World Affairs Council
  • State Bar Association
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Washington State University
  • Small Business Administration
  • Washington State Bar Association

…and many other organizations


Here are Whitney’s most-requested topics:

  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Small business leadership
  • Strategic marketing communication
  • Empowering women, girls and youth
  • Building communities and partnerships
  • Effective branding and authentic storytelling



World Affairs Council
Young European Innovation Leadership
June 17, 2016

Momentum: Branding Challenge
Red Slice
May 20, 2016

Keeping Customers in the Pipeline
Small Business Administration
South Seattle Community College
April 22, 2016

YSEALI Young Women Social Entrepreneur Program
U.S. Department of State
University Utara Malaysia
April 19, 2016

YSEALI Young Women Social Entrepreneur Program
U.S. Department of State
University Malaysia Kelantan
April 17, 2016

Small Business Administration
March 22, 2016

Cultivating Success: Selling What You Grow
Washington State University
March 17, 2016

Lender Roundtable
Small Business Administration
March 14, 2016

Public Meeting
National Women’s Business Council
March 7, 2016

Young Americas Leadership Initiative
World Affairs Council
February 29, 2016

Propel Your Marketing
Seattle University
Community Development & Entrepreneurship Clinic
February 10, 2016

Catching up to the Customer
Women in Business Conference
Tri City Regional Chamber of Commerce
January 27, 2016


International Visito Leadership Program with African Entrepreneurs
World Affairs Council & Small Business Administration
November 9, 2015

Cultivating Success for Sustainable Small Farms
Washington State University
October 13, 2015

Entrepreneur Panel: Tips for Success
Small Business Administration
September 26, 2015

Homelessness in Seattle
Center for Women and Democracy
September 17, 2015

How to Build a Powerful Personal Brand
IV Mentoring Circle
September 10, 2015

Social Media: Fad or Fixture?
DEX Seattle Marketing Success Seminar
Aug 18, 2015

Achieving Success Panel
DEX Seattle Marketing Success Seminar
Aug 18, 2015

Customers as Your Virtual Sales Force
U.S. Small Business Administration
July 23, 2015

Marketing Tips and Advice
U.S. Small Business Administration
July 23, 2015

Center for Women & Democracy
Leading at All Ages Roundtable
June 18, 2015

Small Business Administration
Empowering All Entrepreneurs Roundtable
June 3, 2015

U.S. State Department
YSEALI Women’s Leadership Workshop (Indonesia)
See Photos
May 2015

Seattle University
Global Reputation Mangement
March 31, 2015

U.S. State Department
International Visitor Leadership Program
Capacity Building to Empower Girls
March 6, 2015

Seattle University (SU)
Albers Business School & SU School of Law
Community Development & Entrepreneurship Clinic
February 11, 2015

Small Business Administration
Strategic Marketing
January 22, 2015

Small Business Administration
Word of Mouth Marketing: Customers as Your Virtual Salesforce
January 22, 2015


Seattle University
Personal Branding: What’s your story?
November 17, 2014

Washington State Bed & Breakfast Guild
Word of Mouth Marketing
November 4, 2014

Small Business Administration
Life After Microsoft: Career Changes
September 24, 2014

Center For Women & Democracy
Leadership Institute
Career To Calling
June 24-28, 2014

U.S. State Department: Asia
Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative Twitterfest
June 2014

Woodinville Wine Country
Making a Difference in the Lives of Women
May 22, 2014

Small Business Administration
JumpStart: Branding Strategies
May 15, 2014

Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Business
May 15, 2014

Small Business Administration
Annual Awards Gala: A Big Night for Small Business
May 8, 2914

University Malaysia Kelantan
Beehive Social Entrepreneur Program
April 29 – May 5, 2014

U.S. State Department: Malaysia
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative
April 25 – 28, 2014

Women’s Business Exchange
Moving from Management to Leadership in Work and Life
April 10, 2014

Microsoft: Silicon Valley, Women at Microsoft
Make it Happen: Career Conference
March 26, 2014

National Association for Catering and Events
Strategic Industry Insights
March 11, 2014

U.S. State Department
International Visitor Program
Women Leaders & Entrepreneurs Roundtable
February 6, 2014

Washington State University
Cultivating Success Program
February 4, 2014

Seattle University
Public Relations Student Society of America
January 30, 2014

American Booksellers Association
Winter Institute
January 23, 2014

Seattle University
Entrepreneurship Clinic
January 22, 2014


Spring Symposium & Vendor Fair
Puget Sound Adjusters Association – Tukwila, WA
April 26, 2013Celebrating Women Conference
Springboard Your Potential
April 25, 2013Jumpstart PRSA
April 13, 2013

Rainier Chamber of Commerce
Propel: Amp Up Your Marketing
April 4, 2013

Newcastle Library
Online Marketing
March 21, 2013

Mastering Online Marketing
King County Library
March 14, 2013

Global Reputation Management
Seattle University
Winter 2013

Washington Women’s Business Center
Advanced Social Media and Marketing
February 28, 2013

Washington State University
Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship
February 19, 2013

Strategic Branding
Parent Heart Watch: State Meeting
January 17, 2013

Turning Ideas into Action
National Association of Professional Organizers
January 8, 2013


Strategic Marketing
Startup Weekend
Kirkland, WA
Nov 16, 2012

Focus on Farming Conference
Five ways to amp up your marketing
Everett, WA
November 15, 2012

Mastering Online Marketing
WA Libraries – Kent, WA
November 7, 2012

Seattle Chamber of Commerce
Seattle, WA
November 1, 2012

Strategic Marketing
Startup Weekend Hackathon – Kirkland, WA
November, 2012

Leadership through Mentoring
Master Builders – Seattle, WA
October 25, 2012

Seattle Local Business Summit
Dex One – Seattle, WA
October 24, 2012

Seattle University
Seattle, WA
October 24, 2012

Word of Mouth Marketing
Biz Fair – SBA – Renton, WA
September 29, 2012

Marketing for Creative Types
Barnes & Noble, Bellevue, WA
September 27, 2012

Marketing Strategies
Discover Burien – Burien, WA
September 25, 2012

Panel – Powerful Partnering
Crave Business
Seattle, WA
September 25, 2012

Mastering Online Marketing
WA Libraries, Renton, WA
September 19, 2012

Marketing Strategies
Ravenna Third Place Books – Seattle, WA
September 19, 2012

Marketing for Creative Types
Elliott Bay Book Store – Seattle, WA
September 17, 2012

Keynote – Business Networking
Strategic Marketing
Regis University in Denver, CO
September 12, 2012

Private book launch event
Seattle, WA
August 22, 2012

Center for Women & Democracy
Leadership Institute: Taking Risks with Your Career
June 21, 2012

Master Builders Association
Get Your Name in the News
June 21, 2012

Dos and Don’ts of Marketing
May 29, 2012

Seattle University
Strategic Communications
Spring 2012

University of Washington
Fashion: Concept to Market Program
Media Relations
May 14, 2012

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)
Expo: Career & Marketing Strategies
April 27, 2012

Small Business Administration
MC: Annual Awards Gala
April 26, 2012

Public Relations Society of America
Career JumpStart
April 14, 2012

Small Business Administration
Women’s History Month
MC: Panel discussion
March 29, 2012

Discover Burien
Word of Mouth Marketing

Good Shepherd Center
Writing Your Non-Fiction Book Proposal
March 8, 2012

Seattle University
Global Reputation Management
Winter 2012


Washington Bed & Breakfast Guild
Strategic Branding Development
December 2011Seattle University
Strategic Communications
Fall 2011Seattle Bed & Breakfast Association
Strategic Branding Development
November 2011

City of Tacoma
Beyond the Logo
October 26, 2011

Discover Burien
Branding: Beyond the Logo
October 18, 2011

Seattle University
Strategic Communications
Spring 2011

Greater Seattle Business Association
Strength Through Branding
January 8, 2011


Puget Sound Business Journal
Get Results with the Right Marketing Mix
Sept. 28, 2010Seattle University
Strategic Communications
Fall 2010U.S. State Department, Kenya
Empowering women entrepreneurs
August 2010

U.S. State Department, Namibia
Empowering women entrepreneurs
August 2010

University of Washington
Fashion: Concept to Market
Media Relations
May 10, 2010

Seattle University
Strategic Communications
Spring 2010

US State Department, Malaysia
Empowering women entrepreneurs
March 2010

Customer Love: How to create an unforgettable customer experience
Feb. 18, 2010

Make Your Marketing Work: How to Boost Business and Elevate Events by Generating Buzz
Feb. 17, 2010

Make the News: Marketing Your Social Venture
Guiding Lights Network
Jan. 29-30, 2010

Maximize Your Marketing
Puget Sound Business Journal
Jan. 27, 2010


Art at Work: Get Your Name in the News
City of Tacoma: Arts Commission
Nov. 14-15, 2009Interactive Media in the Business World
Bellevue College
Sept. – Dec., 2009Ignite Your Marketing!
Branding Basics to Boost Your Business
October 28, 2009

Get Your Name in the News
City of Tacoma, Economic Development
September 16, 2009

BizFair 2009
Small Business Administration
September 12, 2009

Branding Strategies to Boost Your Business
Red Slice & WKP
September 10, 2009

Eastside Law Firms Academy
Mastering Online Marketing
July 14, 2009

Social Entepreneurship
Studio 904 & WKP
June 25, 2009

Seattle Law Firms Academy
Mastering Online Marketing
June 4, 2009

Mastering Online Marketing: How to Blog, Podcast and Twitter
Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training Workshop
March 20, 2009

Marketing for Authors: How to Sell More Books Workshop
Romance Writers of America
March 14, 2009

Media Training for Non-Profits Panel
City of Bellevue
March 6, 2009

Community Outreach and Volunteer Recruitment Workshop
Washington Native Plant Society: Stewardship Program
Feb. 27, 2009

High Impact, Low Cost Marketing Keynote
Women Business Owners
Feb. 26, 2009

Goal Setting Keynote
Girl Power Hour
Feb. 19, 2009

The Power of PR: How to Write a Press Release that Works
Women’s Entrepreneurial Network
Feb. 6, 2009

Branding Strategies to Boost Your Business
Red Slice & WKP
Feb. 11, 2009

Web TV production 101: How to create a Public Service Annoucement
Girls Inc
Feb. 12, 2009


Business Focus Group
Eastside Business and The Village
December 1, 2008How to Get & Benefit from Free Publicity
NWEN Think Tank
October 28, 2008Marketing Tips for Creative Types
October 24, 2008

Marketing for Writers and Authors
Seattle Writergrrls
October 24, 2008

Charity Keynote
Get Hitched, Give Hope
October 23

Radio interview: Marketing Advice
Chat with Women
October 14, 2008

Teleseminar: Marketing You
October 8, 2008

High Impact, Low Cost Marketing
City of Tacoma Economic Development Dept.
August 14, 2008

PR: Create Buzz for Your Business
Small Business Administration Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training (WNET)
July 18, 2008

Secrets to Maximizing Your Marketing
BizNik’s Biz Jam Event
July 10, 2008

Business Expert Panel: PR and Marketing
Northwest Enterprising Moms
May 4, 2008

Low Cost, High-Impact Marketing
Northwest Enterprising Moms
March 25, 2008

Partner with the Competition for Profit
Small Business Administration Women’s Network for Entrepreneurial Training
March 14, 2008

Web Marketing Success Stories
PR: Straight from the Media Horse’s Mouth
Shop 08: A conference for independents
Portland – March 10, 2008
Seattle – March 3, 2008

The Power of Publicity
January 19, 2008


Changing Channels Panel:
Federal Communications Bar Association
Business and regulatory issues facing next-generation video services
November 16, 2007Turn Your Passion into Profit
Crave Show 2007
November 3-4, 2007How to Flirt with the Media and Get Noticed
Women ‘s Network for Entrepreneurial Training
March 21, 2007

Musings of a Marketing Maven
March 10, 2007

PR and Marketing in Fashion
Seattle Art Institute
February, 2007

For events prior to 2007, please
contact Whitney Keyes


“We were absolutely thrilled with your program!” Nick Papp, U.S. Embassy, Malaysia

“Whitney was the keynote speaker at our professional association meeting and she was wonderful. She quickly helped motivate our group to develop new ideas for future growth opportunities. Whitney is simply a great person who builds instant rapport. She provides informative and timely advice, shares relevant examples and inspires ideas that lead to action.” Juli Bacon, Master Builders Association

“On behalf of my team I just wanted to thank you again for your presentation at our staff meeting today. We are hearing great feedback.” Nancy Blanton, Port of Seattle

“Thank you so much for providing my class with a guest lecture. Your exercise was fantastic, you really got everyone thinking, plus your presence as a teacher was great, you are a natural.” Juliet Sander, University of Washington

“Whitney was so open and interested and we really appreciated hearing about her experiences. Her ability to compare Kenyan female entrepreneurs to other populations she’s worked with was particularly useful.” Grace Hopewell, ECON, Kenya

“Whitney, you are amazing. Such clear thinking and strategies.” Jena Cane, Guiding Lights

“…your enthusiasm was infectious, and we all learned a lot from your expertise and insights.” John Smilgin, NW Entrepreneur Think Tank

“Whitney was the BEST Microsoft spokesperson I’ve ever had on the show. She was perky, upbeat, knew her stuff, didn’t miss a beat, had fast snappy answers, kept smiling through the tougher questions, and most of all, she sounded great.” Rich Levin, PC Talk

“Whitney’s presentation received the highest rating from 95% of all event attendees. She is articulate, entertaining, engaging, and able to clearly communicate complicated information.” Matthew Price, Microsoft

“88% of our event participants said they were very likely to use the information Whitney shared in her seminar in their businesses.” Christine Clifford, City of Tacoma

“Our marketing event was a success, thanks to having Whitney as the speaker!” Kelly Sharples, NWEM

“As an adult student in my 40’s, I’ve taken a lot of classes and this course you taught is by far the best I have ever participated in. I leave this class greatly inspired and I look forward to taking another class taught by you.” Student, University of Washington

Contact Whitney