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Shama Hyder        

CEO of The Marketing Zen Group

Known as the “Zen Master of Marketing” by Entrepreneur Magazine and the “Millennial Master of the Universe” by Fast Company, Shama Hyder is a visionary strategist for the digital age.

She is the bestselling author of the Zen of Social Media Marketing and an acclaimed international keynote speaker who has been invited to share the speaking stage with the world’s top leaders, including President Obama and the Dalai Lama.

A trusted media expert and sought-after TV personality, Shama has frequently appeared on Fox Business, CBS, CW33 and Fox News. As a thought leader, she’s been featured in many major publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Huffington Post, Entrepreneur, Inc Magazine and Forbes.

As the CEO of the award-winning Marketing Zen Group, she’s led the organization through explosive growth, averaging 400% growth annually since its start in 2009.

Under her leadership, the company has grown to include a team of 30 and clients that range from publicly held, Fortune 500 companies to privately held small businesses and non-profit organizations across the globe. As a result of her success, Shama has been the recipient of the prestigious Technology Titan Emerging Company CEO award. She was also named one of the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25” by Business Week in 2009 and one of the “Top 30 under 30” Entrepreneurs in America in 2013. In addition, Shama has been honored at the White House as one of the top 100 young entrepreneurs.

Beyond her roles as a media personality, international speaker, and CEO, she also serves as a mentor to the next generation of entrepreneurs. She is passionate about empowering youth and works closely with the Young Entrepreneur Council in fostering youth entrepreneurship around the world. In 2011, she was the only woman delegate invited by the U.S. State Department to mentor tech entrepreneurs in Cairo as part of President Obama’s initiative in the region. Shama represents the best her generation has to offer.

She holds a Masters degree in Organizational Communication & Technology from the University of Texas at Austin, and prides herself in being a constant learner.


Speech Topics

Marketing and Sales Strategy

  • Digital Selling – How to Consistently Attract and Retain More Customers in a Noisy World
  • Capturing the Minority Marketing: What You Must Know and Do to Attract More Minority Customers
  • The Zen of Social Media Marketing

Leadership and Entrepreneurship

  • Digital Influence for Leaders – How to Brand Yourself, Influence Others, and Drive Your Career and Organization Forward.
  • Growth Hacking – How to Build a Thriving Business in the Social Era.

Technology and Global Impact

  • 7 Digital Trends Every Leader Must Know to Grow Your Organization.
  • From Local to Global: The Alchemy of Invention in the Digital Age.

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