Workin’ It (Part 2) 2009

The Rest of the Best Of 2009’s Red Hot Entrepreneurs

Rebecca Heaps & Leyla Farah
Managing Partner & Founding Partner, Cause+Effect Public Relations

Leyla Farah and Rebecca Heaps are the creative masterminds behind Cause+Effect, the premier public relations firm for the LGBT community. The agency represents an unparalleled network of key artists, influencers, community leaders, and innovators. Farah formerly served as VP of Programming and Production for PlanetOut, where she honed her strategy, branding, and communications skills. Heaps has served as an image consultant and events producer and has photo styled numerous covers and fashion spreads for Curve, On Our Backs, and Girlfriends magazines. Together they pack a one-two punch of creativity, style and well-conceived PR campaigns. Their goal is to be the leading resource for press, promoters, community and event organizers with access to top-tier talent. Of their success, Farah and Heaps say, “We believe that the LGBT community has amazing stories that need to be told. We will consider ourselves successful when everyone has the chance to tell their stories, and contribute to our community.”

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