Change the Media – Change the Culture

Influence Women Has Moved!

Influence Women has relaunched and now has a new, interactive website! has been built with community in mind and will be the hub for all Influence Women information, events and mentorship programs! This new member platform is the perfect place to engage with other industry creatives and includes access to job postings and a roster of fellow professionals.

Mission Statement and Initiatives

Influence Lab Women exists to inspire and empower Christian women around the world to influence media and entertainment.

Our Philosophy

We believe in maximizing our potential, faith, and lives with a global perspective. To be real Women of Influence, we must create space to connect, educate, and engage with world issues, initiatives, and influencers globally.


Our Mission

Recognizing we live in a media-driven culture, we engage Christian women who are involved in media and entertainment to become leaders and influencers using their talents and skills in their workplaces, and within the global community to change culture.

Our Vision

To cultivate Christian thought leaders who are involved in media and entertainment aligning from multiple careers and platforms of influence, and want to elevate the voice of women within God’s purposes to bring about global change for the Church and the world.

Our Methodology

We host Influence Evenings that curate intelligent conversations around global issues. We post a bi-monthly Journal, that highlights key women leaders called, Inner Views, that focus on engaging women on cultural issues through inspirational books, videos and blog posts.

“Words of thanks do not seem enough to express our deepest gratitude for your presentation to our DWMS women and our staff here at THQ. You are a wonderful godly woman who I respect deeply. Thank you on behalf of all of us for pouring into us and giving us something to think about in regard to our children and teens and their future.”

Colleen Riley

“Territorial Secretary, Women’s Ministries – The Salvation Army – THQ”


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Will You GO in 2022? 

Will You GO in 2022? 

Should I stay or should I go? It was a 1982 punk rock song by the Clash. It originally never made it to the top of the charts until it was re-released as a Levi commercial in the 1990s and subsequently was re-released in 1991 making the Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest...

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What Lasting Gift Will You Give this Christmas?

What Lasting Gift Will You Give this Christmas?

A few years ago when I was in the Philippines, I marveled that they had Christmas ornaments and trees already in the stores in August. Have you started thinking about what to buy for your loved ones this Christmas? Trust me; the retailers have given it lots of...

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Cultivating: Key Choices that Matter

Cultivating: Key Choices that Matter

Several months ago, I attended and spoke at a national conference at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. While I was attending my event, the annual and hugely popular Disney Convention, D23, was also happening simultaneously. It was apparent. Disney fans are...

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“Kathleen, you are a star in the universe. Wisdom and love pour out of you…”

Kimberly MacNeill

Director 4Word Women, Nashville


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Diane Paddison

Diane Paddison

Founder and President of 4WordWomen, the former executive for two Fortune 500 companies, and is an author and speaker.

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“I felt so blessed and met so many amazing and Godly women at the Influence Women event who had so much to say and offer. Thank you for such an organized and well planned event.”

Sheila Touchstone

Touchstone Management


Influence Women are wisdom warriors.

At gatherings throughout the year we come together to connect, encourage and challenge each other’s thinking. To investigate what God has to say about our culture and the world. These invigorating conversations have lead to films being made, books being written, and lives being inspired.


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“From your talk, to the speakers, to the women I got to pray with, it was an evening I couldn’t have missed. I spoke with three of the speakers (one I had met before) and made about 4 new friends.”

Erika Toraya



Want Kathleen to come speak at your next event? Start the conversation. Send us an email at and she will send you speaking information and available schedule

Kathleen Cooke Genre & Offers

Kathleen Cooke : Presenting relevant information, cultural trends and disruptions, media research, and personal experiences to ignite passion and inspire ones faith, life, and career for significance.

Genre: Media and entertainment executive, actress, speaker and teacher with over 25 years of working experience in Hollywood and the media and entertainment industry.

Offers:   Keynote speaker, panelist, workshop speaker, host/emcee.

Inspirational Speaking Topics:

Millennials/iGens/Gen Zs: Who Are They and Why They Matter?

Women of the 21st Century: How Technology Has Changed Everything

Finding Purpose in the Midst of Chaos

The Influence of Hollywood: Understanding and Engaging Our Culture

Terrior: Your Place and Why Knowing It Matters

Women, Water, Wisdom: God’s Statement on Valuing Females

Teaching Topics

The Basics of Acting for TV, Film, And Theater

Part II – Advanced Lessons for TV, Film, and Theater

Successful Commercial Acting

Casting Successful Projects

Tips for Standing Out in Todays Media Market

Pitching: Successful Tips that Work

How to Direct Actors

Suitable Events/Travels from/Fee Range

Suitable Events:, National and international media conferences, workshops, conventions, women’s groups, retreats, mother/daughter events, university and college communication/media arts programs.

Travels from: Los Angeles, CA (LAX) & Burbank (BUR)

Fee Range:   Single message: $250-1,000

                        Multiple messages: $1,000 – 5,000

                        Major events: Negotiable

Prior events where Kathleen has been featured

National Events:

National Religious Broadcasters Conference, Biola University’s Media Conference and Media Task Force events, North Greenville University Women’s Luncheon, Azusa Pacific University Faith and Culture, Christian Women in Media Conference – regional and national events, Salvation Army’s Nyak Media Conference, Salvation Army’s National Leadership Convention, Daily Disciples Conference, Asbury University Communication’s Hollywood Program, Bel Air Presbyterian Church – Beacon Entertainment & Actor’s Boot Camp, Hollywood Presbyterian Faith Lift Women’s Conference, First Presbyterian Church Granada Hills, THRIVE Women’s Conference, Dallas Texas, 4WordWomen, Dallas Texas, Lake Arrowhead Christian Fellowship, Barnabus San Diego and Orange County, Museum of the Bible’s Women of Legacy, ASCEND Women’s Conference – Co-founded, directed, and keynote speaker, Christian Vision International, Fuller Theological Seminary, Middle Eastern Women’s Leadership Forum – national and international forums, numerous ladies luncheons, teas, and events.


International Events:

International Media Ministries (Spain), South African Broadcasting Conference (Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Christian Media Association of Australia (Sydney), Young Creative Leaders Conference ( multiple cities in India) Eagles Leadership Conference (Singapore), Christian Vision International (Australia and Argentina), EC Conference, (UK). Additional international conference locations she’s spoken include, Peru, Bali, South Korea, London, Spain, Canada, Portugal, Finland and multiple US cites.

“Oh, Thank You! A truly inspiring evening! I am praising God for all you do for the kingdom! And, having your Hope 4 Today…. Scripture, Scripture, Scripture!”
Janey Anderson

Costume and Artistic Director


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We need people praying for all of us who work in media and entertainment and the many challenges the industry presents in our culture today.

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The Influence Lab is focused on assisting professionals working within media and entertainment. We speak, train, share best practices, wisdom and faith so that positive cultural change can happen globally. By donating to The Influence Lab, your financial support helps to pay for events, conferences, and gatherings, administration costs, global training, and other endeavors. You can donate your tax deductible gift to: The Influence Lab Here.

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