Lynette LewisLynette Lewis, along with her husband Ron Lewis, founded Global Strategic Initiatives in 2007, with a passion to give a 'voice to the vulnerable' around the world. She is the original visionary behind the nation-wide Stop Child Trafficking Now Walk, scheduled the weekend of October 2-3, 2010.

A frequent panelist and often-quoted expert on career development, marketing, and branding, Lynette’s 24-year career has taken her from PR and fundraising at a major university to the senior marketing leader for the National Women's Initiative at Deloitte & Touche in New York City. She spent eight years at Deloitte working with some of the firm’s largest client teams including GE, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and many more.

Her first corporate book, Climbing the Ladder in Stilettos, was released in October, 2006, receiving recognition from numerous sources including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, and many more. Lynette has appeared frequently on radio and television programs including The Today Show and Martha Stewart Living Radio.

Lynette has worked with global client teams in developing brand strategies as well as individuals wanting to more effectively brand and market themselves. She has conducted hundreds of training workshops and conferences for corporate executives, board members, and volunteers, along with the design and launch of national PR and marketing campaigns raising millions of dollars and garnering national recognition.

Lynette’s commitment to the community is evident through service on numerous boards as president and in other roles that have earned her local and national awards and recognition, most notably by the National Association of Community Leadership. She is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and now serves on its Board of Trustees.

As a business consultant, author, and speaker, Lynette maintains an active schedule around the country and internationally. She is host of the popular PureLife women’s conference held annually in Manhattan, drawing hundreds of women from the U.S. and abroad.

Lynette and Ron have four sons and divide their time between New York and North Carolina.


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