Meet Head Maven & Founder, Heather Newman

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Heather is the founder and CEO of Creative Maven, a virtual marketing consulting firm that brings c-level strategy, inspiration and creativity to marketing teams, startups, enterprise businesses and individual artists. She has produced thousand of events, campaigns and experiences in the high-tech and entertainment industries.

She is also the Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer of Content Panda, a high tech business dedicated to creating products that deliver a superior user experience that drive value to businesses. She is a two time Microsoft MVP - Office Apps and Services.

Heather lives in Los Angeles, California and enjoys traveling the world speaking about Office 365, SharePoint and Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She is a published playwright, was born and raised in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois and is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama, Seattle WA. Heather is always looking for an excuse to go to New Orleans, London, Brooklyn and the list of cities she made in her Dad’s Time/Life map when she was 11.

Heather is also the host of the podcast, Mavens Do It Better, a podcast dedicated to interviewing extraordinary mavens (experts) who light a spark in our world. To subscribe and follow: - iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Twitter and Instagram.

Follow her travels and writing on Twitter Instagram.

Catch Heather on Medium where she is a top writer in Inspiration.

Check out her #TheCurlerReport, on Instagram, the tales of woman on the go who happens to love her hot rollers.

Currently you can find her list of favorite books on Good Reads.

Full disclosure on LinkedIn.

Well behave women rarely make history.
— — Eleanor Roosevelt or Marilyn Monroe, or Mae West, you choose...

Awards and Advocacy

Heather has been recognized by her peers for her achievements as a Chief Marketing Officer and technologist. She is active in many advocacy groups supporting the Arts, diversity, environmental, and social justice organizations.


2018-19 - Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - Office Apps and Services

2019-20 - Most Valuable Professional (MVP) - Office Apps and Services


2019 Member of Forbes Los Angeles Business Council



Two time winner of the prestigious The CMO Club award

2014 - President’s Circle award

2013 - Rising Star Award - for her work on Microsoft Partner, AvePoint’s core message, brand and website


Member & MarCom Committee - IAMCP SoCal Chapter

Committee Member - SharePoint Saturday Caribbean

Lead Organizer - Los Angeles SharePoint User Group

Lead Organizer - SharePoint Saturday Los Angeles

Advisory Board Member - SPTechCon

Steering Committee Member - SharePoint Conference NA


Former Board Finance Committee Member -  AIIM International

Former Executive Committee Board Member (Treasurer) - AIIM International

Photo by Heather Newman. 

On location at RuPaul’s Drag Con 2019, Los Angeles Convention Center.