Ruthie Schudler

As co-founder and CEO of The Participation Agency, Ruthie Schulder develops radical experiential campaigns that scale. Ruthie pioneered The Patch/For Those Who Tour, a series of brand supported homes across the US where musicians stay for free while on tour. Focused on the idea of placemaking, these spaces route culture and arts through both major and emerging markets across the US, invigorating cities with world renowed talent and giving brand partners organic exposure. In 2015, Ruthie was named Inc.'s Millennial CEO Rising Star and earned a spot on Inc.'s 2018 Top 100 Female Founders list. Under her leadership, The Participation Agency has won a CLIO, an Ex Award and consecutive placements on Inc.'s Fastest Growing Private Companies list. Ruthie is one of Adweek's Disruptors - a list of 39 women spearheading the revolution in advertising, media, and tech. Ruthie and her co-founder are also behind "Let's Work", a monthly gathering for women to rethink networking and forge professional alliances, developed in partnership with the Soho House. Ruthie holds and MBA from NYU Business School