Press and Media

Please see below for media coverage that Lauren has received:

The Worthy100 – Worth November 2021

Lots of American children set up lemonade stands, but not many establish a payroll.

Starting from the summer when she was 8 years old, Lauren Maillian launched a lemonade stand at the corner of Madison Avenue and 96th Street in Manhattan, in front of Jerome Florists, a shop that is still there today. Quickly realizing that it was too hot to stand out in the sun, she convinced the mom-and-pop shop owners to “lease” her a space under their awning for $50 a week—which she could afford because she was regularly pulling in $300 a summer day in lemonade sales.

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Women & Worth – October 1, 2021

At Worth’s recent Women & Worth Summit, digitalundivided CEO Lauren Maillian spoke to entrepreneurs and fellows in digitalundivided’s Do You Fellowship Mandy Bowman, Beverly Malbranche and Lisette Scott about their experiences in areas such as funding, mentorship and building confidence as a founder.

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Ad Age – September 14, 2021

Hearst Magazines’ Cosmopolitan and nonprofit group Digitalundivided are today launching The New C-Suite, an annual program that recognizes women of color entrepreneurs. EleVen founder and seven-time Grand Slam singles champion—and October Cosmo cover star—Venus Williams was among the judges who helped whittle down the list of 12 women (at 10 companies) from hundreds of submissions.

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Fast Company – August 2021

As we recap the past year, we are seeing an undeniable surge in the creation of new businesses led by Black and Latinx women. This reflects the broader trend that pandemic-fueled entrepreneurship—and possibly even survivalist entrepreneurship—is on the rise.

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Harper’s Bazaar – July 2021

It takes a lot of effort to start a company from scratch. From coming up with an idea that is commercially viable to sourcing a team to marketing the product to consumers, a high degree of acumen and drive is required. The real test of endurance, however, is finding the money to get it all going. 

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BELatina – June 2021

When Lauren Maillian co-founded her first company, Sugarleaf Vineyards, she became the youngest winery owner in America, even before she was of legal drinking age.

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Forbes – June 2021

“My personal mission is to break cycles to allow people to be seen, valued, appreciated and respected for who they are and not what someone might think they should be, or stereotypes associated with some kind of further disenfranchisement of our people,”

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Worth – February 22, 2021

Lauren Maillian on Diversity, Inclusion and Professional Parity. The CEO of digitalundivided sat down with Worth to discuss the achievements of female founders of color, while acknowledging that progress is still slow and many barriers remain.

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Women In The Workplace: Race and Progress at Work

HerMoney Podcast Episode 221: Entrepreneurship and Pathways to Success with Lauren Maillian

How women entrepreneurs — particularly women of color — can thrive, and how we can all work together to succeed.

Lauren Maillian on Randi Zuckerberg Means Business, June 2020

Lauren Maillian, Interim CEO of digitalundivided and CEO of LMB Group, joins host Randi Zuckerbe on Randi Zuckerberg Means Business, SiriusXM 132.

"Lauren Maillian On "Quit Your Day Job" – AOL BUILD

Join the CEO of LMB Group, Lauren Maillian, as she discusses “Quit Your Day Job,” an immersive new series exploring the exciting world of entrepreneurship through the leadership of tech mogul Randi Zuckerberg, consumer products tycoon Ido Leffler, start-up advocate Sarah Prevette, and master marketer Maillian.