About Lisa Powell Graham, MPA

A globe-trotting, world-changing, inspiring game-changer...


I have always lived my wildest dreams: traveling  the world, skydiving, performing Lindy Hop professionally, helping a woman win the popular vote in  the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and most importantly, empowering others to live THEIR dreams. 

My passion is helping individuals and groups to unify around a collective vision, in order to transform the  world. I am  READY to inspire your organization to rise up  to the next level! Let's do it, together! 

My "official" bio  is below. What I really want you to know is that I am HERE to help your group evolve and grow, and ready to inspire your team! Let's work together in 2020 and beyond!

Lisa Powell Graham, MPA is a proven visionary leader, with 20+ years of successes in campaign management, strategic planning, fundraising, communications, and community organizing. Lisa was a featured speaker at TEDxAlbanyin December 2019  on the topic, Why Women Will Save The World. She has been an in-demand keynote and inspirational speaker for more than a decade now, specializing in women’s leadership. 

A lifelong Democrat, Lisa has worked on political campaigns since she was 8 years old, when her uncle Rick Roche was elected the youngest Massachusetts State Representative in the state’s history. She grew up on campaigns, and has run and organized campaigns from the local level to the presidential level. 

Lisa served as part of the organizing committee for Emerge New York in 2017, when Emerge America organized a new affiliate in New York. Emerge America is the premier training program for Democratic women nationally, inspiring women to run and honing their skills to win. She was part of the organizing committee, a featured speaker, and workshop facilitator at the first ever New York State Women’s Empowerment Conference and March in January 2019, and a popular featured speaker at the Seneca Falls Revisited  Conference in August 2019, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the 19thAmendment. 

Lisa was part of Hillary Clinton's paid presidential campaign staff in 2016, running a campaign office in Philadelphia, PA. 96% of Lisa’s ward voted for Hillary, and Lisa achieved 225+% on all of her personal campaign and GOTV (Get Out The Vote) goals. Lisa previously planned events for Hillary Clinton in Troy, New York when the former Secretary of State and First Lady was her U.S. Senator in New York. She also worked as a field organizer for Barack Obama in Virginia in 2008, when Virginia went blue for the first time in 44 years. 

Lisa earned her Master in Public Administration degree from Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2005, with a focus on elected leadership and best practices in government. After graduating from Harvard, Lisa was hired to draft a strategic plan for performance management for the city and county of San Francisco.

Lisa is also a Board Member for OneMama, an organization which brings maternal care, localized health and family services, as well as economic sustainability to women and their families in rural communities where people survive on under $1.25 a day.She is a Martha BeckCertified Life Coach, and an inspirational public speaker and writer who specializes in empowering girls and women to live their dreams. For more information or to invite Lisa to speak at your event, contact Lisa at lisa.powell.graham@gmail.comor cell: (415) 632-6815.