“Every gathering needs an inspiring program-a dynamic presenter who educates and entertains. You need a professional and engaging speaker who will both inform and amuse your audience. Wanda is that speaker.”  

Leslie Williams
President, Lakeside Leaders of ABWA 

Wanda’s mission:  “Empowering  women of all ages to enrich, improve and enhance their well-being, personal relationships and professional lives.”

A sought after speaker, Wanda has a genuine talent for connecting with audiences and has been consistently praised as a source of encouragement by friends and event directors alike.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi


Wanda offers a variety of engaging, interactive and enjoyable workshops.

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“Wanda La Russa’s presentation Let’s Chat…Branding was inspiring and full of many practical ideas to put into effect. After her talk, I was moved to work on my own elevator speech. Her tips helped me to write a more personalized version that really captures a feeling, not just a statement of facts.”

Judy Taylor
District 2 Vice President and 2021 Top Ten at American Business Women’s Association

“Wanda has us look at things we’ve never thought of before. She has the ability to project her message clearly and with such passion. Wanda is one that truly loves life and expresses it with abandon in her presentations. It’s inspirational! Thank you, Wanda.”

Angel Standish
South Central Region Governor Elect
Soroptimist International of America

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