About Me

Thank you so much for visiting my new home online. There are many places to scroll and explore on the inter-webs and my hope is that you’ll learn more about me and my musings as a mom (read: #rockmom), entrepreneur, wanderlust, fashion fanatic, beauty aficionado, wine lover, foodie, technology enthusiast, television personality and woman living and embracing The Path Redefined everyday. I hope that my website serves as a source of inspiration and nudges you in the right direction, or that one of my highly opinionated and thoughtful blog posts leads you one step closer to living your best life on your own terms. All in all, I am grateful that you’ve stopped by, I can only hope that I continue to be that girl who can help show you the light!

Shine Bright,

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Highlights

I have been working since I was a kid between modeling jobs and starting my own successful lemonade stand. I have been an entrepreneur launching companies since I was 19. The question of, “how did you get started?”, “when did you do it all?” and basically, “what’s the timeline?” are always of the top 3 things I’m asked. They are all good questions and I love curiosity, but I won’t keep you guessing since you’re here! Here’s a timeline of my career, if you prefer to read the long official bio, you can do that too but this timeline is really pretty dope and gives a great snapshot of my life and career!

Full Biography

Lauren Maillian is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company; was a

Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies; and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms. Most recently, Lauren has brought her trademark personality and passion for innovation-through-entrepreneurship to television as the Master Marketer and co-star of the startup focused docu-series, Quit Your Day Job, on Oxygen (NBCU). At age 19, Lauren cofounded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.

As a connector, influencer and broadcast media spokesperson Lauren has demonstrated her ability to create messaging that resonates with brands, millennial’s and women. Her multi-dimensional expertise has catapulted Lauren into a new type of marketer, who has global influence as both a strategist and face of global brands. As a result, she is keenly aware of what brands want from influencers and the best ways to engage and activate such influencer-driven strategies.

Lauren’s global market leadership leverages media, culture, strategy and technology to grow brands. Lauren is a marketer at heart, who loves to build brands and devise business development strategies with a concentration on the creation and implementation of innovative yet strategic plans that build brand identity and increase revenue. She is a detail-oriented strategist with a deep understanding of business operations, management, and formation across various industries. Lauren has a global perspective and a fresh forward-looking approach to communication strategies and implementation to leverage the ever-changing media and highly-engaged consumer landscape.

Maillian has sustained and deepened her influence internationally through speaking engagements to address topics that include marketing, branding, business development, venture capital, women’s leadership, innovation and technology. She has spoken at prestigious institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the University of Virginia; Fortune 500 companies such as Shell, Dell, Ernst and Young (EY), Prudential, Ogilvy, Weber Shandwick, L’Oréal,  Bloomberg and Google; and at industry leading conferences and events such as Social Media Week, ColorComm, Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) and LearnVest.

She is a large supporter of entrepreneurship; she has invested in several startups and serves on the advisory board of Digital Undivided, a social enterprise that increases the active participation of urban communities, especially women, in the digital space; CoSign, a technology company that allows you to monetize your social media and shareable content; and LIQS, a brand of pre-mixed single serve cocktail shots. Lauren judges the incoming classes of Start Up Chile, an incubator program in support of entrepreneurship sponsored by the Chilean Government. She is an active advisor to several startups including the Levo League and the Pipeline Angels.

Lauren’s work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Interactive ONE, Sirius XM Radio, 1010 WIN’s, HuffPost LIVE, AOL Build, Inc. Magazine, Mashable, UPTOWN Magazine, Jet Magazine, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, MSNBC, FOX 5, CBS New York, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise. In 2011 she was recognized at The White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree which lists the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 and in 2013, Essence Magazine named Lauren a “Shot Caller” to watch in business. In 2014, the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals awarded Lauren the honor of Philanthropist of the Year for her charitable involvement and dedication to giving back, in 2015 Kia Motors and UPTOWN Magazine awarded Lauren for being Inspirationally Crafted for her leadership and fearless entrepreneurial journey and in 2015, Smart CEO Magazine named Lauren as a Smart CEO Brava Award Winner. In 2016, Walker’s Legacy named Lauren to their WL50Power List that honors women making strides in the business and philanthropic community.

Lauren is involved in various philanthropic organizations that affect youth, poverty, education, and the arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative (MADI) Committee, as Vice Chair of The Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons Steering Committee, New York Urban League’s Development Committee, is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and a Lifetime Member of the Children’s Aid Society. Lauren has a Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She currently resides in New York City with her two children, Jayden and Chloe.

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