I am a serial entrepreneur. Formerly founding COO of BlogHer, Inc. Currently CEO of Cygnus, a Do Big Things company
I am a writer, including author of a handy guidebook on how to be a more effective everyday activist and advocate.
I speak at corporate HQs, university campuses, and high-value conferences.
My guiding principle: Innovation+Empathy>Innovation+Efficiency

Weeks after her visit, people are still buzzing about Elisa’s talk. Her expertise, passion and charisma all came shining through. She offered data-driven insights and practical, solution-focused ideas. Audience members were impressed with her intellect, clarity and honesty.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

The What Summit, Skywalker Ranch, Nicasio, CA

October 17, 2019 | 9:50AM-10:40AM  
Keynote Discussion: The Perennial: Transform Fear Into Wonder
More info and tickets here: https://events.bizzabo.com/thewhatsummit2019/agenda

Chloe Capital #InvestinWomen National Tour, Los Angeles, CA

October 30, 2019 | 5-8PM  
Fireside Chat
More info and reservation here: https://chloecapital.com/los-angeles/

National Caregiving Conference, Chicago, IL

November 8-9, 2019  
Keynote: Tools for Everyday Activists
Panel: The Power of Storytelling in Advocating for Change in Caregiving

More info and tickets here: https://www.caregiving.com/ncc19/

DENT: Explore, Maui, HI

December 8, 2019 | 2:30PM-4:45PM
Workshop: Narratives and Process in Teamwork and Culture
More info and tickets here: https://dentthefuture.com/cal/dentexplore-maui-2019/


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A direct, snappy guidebook on engaging in effective day-to-day activism and advocacy at all levels that uses checklists, interviews, and case studies to showcase the tools for making the changes you want to see.

An Amazon #1 New Release in Political Advocacy

As marches, protests, and boycotts return to the cultural conversation in the United States and everyday people look to take action and make their voices heard, this hands-on, hit-the-ground-running guide delivers lessons on practical tactics for navigating and protecting one's personal democracy. Aimed at people who want to act but don't know what to do next. 

"Road Map for Revolutionaries answers all the questions you were afraid to ask, plus some you never thought of. It's portable, requires no batteries or electricity, and was created by three smart women. I recommend it!" —Gloria Steinem, activist and writer

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