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Claire Wagner

Director of Communications at Fresh Lifelines for Youth

Best career advice you ever got?  

Be humble and open to new ideas and opportunities because anyone can be your teacher (or your advocate).

Favorite thing about your job?  

How well we combine the head and the heart in our work.

What would you be doing if not this?

Retired, traveling and volunteering.

What’s something work related that keeps you up at night?  

My long list of deadlines.

Most memorable Communications Network Experience?

ComNet18 Cecile Richards.

Best thing you’ve read/watched/listened to recently?

Golden State Warriors games.

Guilty Pleasure?

Historical novels.

How do you define success?

No huge regrets.

Most important thing you’ve learned in the last five years?

How to be more equitable and inclusive, especially encouraging the voices of our youth.

Your most overused word or phrase?


What are you most interested in learning from your colleagues in The Network — and what could folks learn from you?  

I’m interested in learning more about diversity, equity, and inclusion in communications – I have some experience in that regard, but still a long way to go

How has The Network been helpful to your work/your career? And why?

I’ve belonged to a few professional associations in my career but this is by far the most well-run and the best targeted to my job interests.


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