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Simon Mainwaring

Founder & CEO at We First

Los Angeles, United States

Simon Mainwaring is a brand futurist, global keynote speaker, columnist, podcaster, and bestselling author. He is the founder/CEO of We First, a strategic brand consultancy accelerating the growth & impact of future-facing, purpose-driven brands. We First is a Real Leaders Top 100 Impact Companies in the U.S. and B Corp ‘Best for the World’ honoree.

Simon’s first book, We First, is a New York Times bestseller and named Best Marketing Book of the Year by strategy+business. His new book, Lead With We, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller, #2 Forbes Best Business Book of the Year, McKinsey Top Business Bestseller on Workplace & Culture, AXIOM Gold Medalist for Leadership category, Official Nominee for The Next Big Idea, and a finalist for International Business Book of the Year.

Simon is a Momentum Top 100 Impact CEOs in the U.S., the host of the influential podcast, 'Lead With We', and Forbes contributor on purposeful business. He was ranked among Real Leaders magazine’s “Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World” and a Jury Member for the Cannes Lions Festival and One Show on Sustainable Development.

Simon Mainwaring Points
Academic 0
Author 120
Influencer 1117
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 0
Total 1237

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Company Type: Company
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Areas of Expertise

Climate Change 43.04
Sustainability 40.29
Change Management 32.25
Leadership 30.97
Business Strategy 32.35

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Consumer Products
Professional Services


2 Books
Lead With We
Matt Holt
November 09, 2021
Lead With We is a radical reimagining and reengineering of business based on the idea of collectivized purpose, showing how we live, work, and grow together in new ways that restore and protect the social and living systems on which all of our futures depend.

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Tags: Change Management, Leadership, Sustainability

We First: How Brands and Consumers Use Social Media to Build a Better World
Palgrave Macmillan
June 07, 2011
A national bestseller, We First lays out a transformative vision for the practice of business, branding and capitalism that puts purpose, people and planet first.

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Tags: Business Strategy, Climate Change

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