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Liz Wessel

Co-founder and CEO of WayUp; Forbes 30 Under 30

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$10, 000 - $15,000

Liz Wessel is the 27-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform for millions of early-career professionals to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Founded in July 2014, WayUp is a venture-backed startup based in NYC that has raised $27.6M and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most innovative companies changing the world. WayUp has worked with businesses of all sizes — from startups to Fortune 500’s like Unilever, Starbucks, and Disney — to help them reach, recruit, and engage with the next generation of talent.

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Liz Wessel is the 27-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp, the go-to platform for millions of early-career professionals to explore opportunities, receive advice, and get discovered by employers. Founded in July 2014, WayUp is a venture-backed startup based in NYC that has raised $27.6M and was named by CNN as one of the 30 most innovative companies changing the world. WayUp has worked with businesses of all sizes -- from startups to Fortune 500's like Unilever, Starbucks, and Disney -- to help them reach, recruit, and engage with the next generation of talent.

Liz has been featured as one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30, named one of the “18 Coolest Women in Silicon Valley” by Business Insider, and one of New York Business Journal’s “Most Influential Women.” Before founding WayUp, Liz worked at Google as a Product Marketing Manager in California and then moved to India where she led all branding initiatives for one year.

Liz has been a featured speaker at TedX, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Advertising Week, TechCrunch Disrupt, SXSW, NACE, and several other notable events.

Speech Topics

To land your next gig, you need to know how to brand yourself. Recruiters aren’t just looking at your work experience, but they want to know about your skills, hobbies, interests, passions, and more. Liz Wessel can teach you how to communicate and create a personal brand that shows that you are much more than just your work experience.


As the Cofounder and CEO of WayUp, Liz Wessel understands just how valuable one’s time in college is, and how students should capitalize on it to best prepare themselves for the “real world.” She can speak about seven specific things that will help you make lifelong connections, advance your career, learn about yourself, and maybe even have some fun too.


Diversity fosters innovation and drives market growth. However, diversity isn’t only about your ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. Liz Wessel, Co-Founder and CEO of WayUp will explain that today’s most productive workforces include individuals with acquired diversity traits too – such as varied viewpoints, beliefs, and experiences. Learn why recruiting candidates that display both inherent and acquired diversity is a game-changer for your company.


College students crave authenticity. When it comes to where they want to work, they don’t just care about perks like great snacks and gym discounts. Gen Z wants to know that you prioritize what actually matters — such as company culture, advancement opportunities, inclusivity, and more. Liz Wessel, WayUp’s CEO and Co-Founder, can speak about trends pertaining to Gen Z, and how this new generation of job seekers thinks about their careers.


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