About The Speaker
Adrienne Palmer is a proven, accomplished entrepreneur. She frequently creates, manages and participates in global initiatives to unite entrepreneurs from various parts of the world in the pursuit of increasing entrepreneurial success, job creation, economic stability and cross-cultural understanding. Adrienne founded Insite Interactive, one of Dallas’ leading digital agencies, in 1998. She served as President and CEO for nearly 19 years. Since transitioning from an active management role, Adrienne continues as a Board Member and external Ambassador of the company. Adrienne is also a Co-Founder and CEO of World Citizens Guide, a citizen’s diplomacy movement committed to increased awareness and understanding of cross-cultural cues that create the negative impressions of America. By bringing light to the source of the struggle, the WCG hopes to build improved relations and improved global business and travel experiences. Adrienne served on the Global Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (2013-2016), a global organization representing over 13,000 members in 60 countries. She has been an active member of Social Venture Network, Entrepreneurs for North Texas and Peace Through Commerce. She also served on the Board of Business for Diplomatic Action until its cessation in 2010. She served as the EO Program Manager for the US State Department’s “A New Beginning: Entrepreneurship and Innovation” IVLP program, and has supported many US DOS IVLP and Fellowship Programs including YALI and YLAI. She also represented Entrepreneurs’ Organization, one of three Co-Founding organizations, as a Co-Chair of the White House supported Spark Global Entrepreneurship Coalition. Adrienne studied Marketing and Public Relations at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth, Texas, and is a graduate of EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program at MIT. She served an adjunct professor at SMU’s Temerlin Advertising Institute (2004-2007), developing curriculum for and teaching the school’s first Interactive Media course. Adrienne has been featured numerous times in the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Business Journal and DFW TechBiz Magazine for her entrepreneurial achievements, and her company, Insite, has been internationally recognized for its work with top industry awards. She was recognized as one of Dallas’ Top Women in Business by the Dallas Business Journal in 2013, and as one of the DBJ North Texas Women in Technology in 2014. Adrienne frequently speaks at conferences focused on entrepreneurship’s role in the global economy, ways to support entrepreneurs and empowering women entrepreneurs.