The Influence Lab team is expanding! If you’ve attended one of our recent Influence Lab Women’s events, you’ve experienced the growing interest of women who hunger for connection and career growth opportunities in the entertainment and arts industries. To help meet this need, we’re happy to introduce to you Ayanna Anene, the new director of Influence Lab Women’s events!

“One of my drives is to see Christians use their gifts to the glory of God,” shares Ayanna. “I believe there is no greater worship than when we take the talents we’ve been given, develop them with excellence, skill, and discipline into a craft, and then use and create out of those very gifts that have been dedicated to God.”

Ayanna is a producer and writer, passionate about telling nuanced, diverse, and character-driven stories. She started her entertainment career in Business Affairs at The Walt Disney Company and later joined an LA-based TV and film production company as executive assistant to the CEO.  Additionally, Ayanna made up the core leadership team of a traveling performing arts ministry based in Orange County for several years, producing over 40 original musicals and plays.

“I remember what it was like to work for years in this business and not feel like I had a tribe,” shares Ayanna. “I am excited about fostering unity with future events that will allow women in media, entertainment and corporate leadership to be inspired, challenged and form genuine connections with their peers.”

Ayanna Anene is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business and writes inspirational devotionals on The Ascend. Follow her on Instagram here. 

Send Ayanna a welcome note at She’d love to hear from you and how the IN Lab women’s gatherings have impacted your life. We love helping hands, building a community and growing relationships and we want to see you involved .

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