Brand Strategist.

Marketing Maverick.


Lauren Maillian is a change agent committed to diversity, innovation and inclusion. She is the CEO of digitalundivided, the social startup that leverages data and advocacy to catalyze economic growth and success for Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs. She is also the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and brand advisory company driving consumer connection and innovation. A pioneer in the tech space, Lauren was the first Black woman to start an early-stage venture capital fund, as a founding partner and managing director at Gen Y Capital Partners. She serves as an advisor to Pipeline Angels and she is the founder of Straight Up and Successful, a personal and professional development community. She wrote the best-selling memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms.


It is an honor to be recognized for our work and asked to share the journey. It is even more humbling to have the opportunity to share it with a new audience. Below are a few places that have so graciously featured Lauren, her experiences, thought leadership and work.

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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Business Insider – January 2021

Since 2018, Black and Latinx women have received only .64% of VC funding. “Our mission is to create a world where all women own their work, where women have wealth,” Lauren Maillian, the CEO of Digital Undivided, said. “It is only through our jobs, our careers, and our work, that is the path to wealth creation. Not just for women, for

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CNN Business – December 2020

“Businesses founded by women of color are in focus now, and specifically those founded by Black women because of the racial reckoning,” said Lauren Maillian, CEO of digitalundivided. “But we want and we need to make sure that they continue to gain great investment moving forward.” Bridging the funding gap is long overdue  The number of businesses owned by Black

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Cision / Hello Alice, September 29, 2020

Hello Alice Reignites “Business for All Campaign” Through Funding and Mentorship for Thousands of Small Business Owners” Mentors are offering their social media platforms and mentorship to ensure #BusinessForAll to a hurting main street America.

Mentors include Kristen Bell, Jean Case, Tami Erwin, Guy Fieri, Whitney Wolfe Herd, Jeff Hoffman, Lauren Maillian, Rebecca Minkoff, Phyllis Newhouse, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Price, Zaw Thet, Wende Zomnir and more.

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The Path Redefined

…will become an indispensable tool to maximize your full potential without compromising who you truly are. Success isn’t about climbing over colleagues or climbing the corporate ladder; it’s about the ability to rise to your full potential and tackle challenges with enthusiasm. In today’s career climate, you have to be innovative and ambitious and capitalize on your personal talents. The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms shows you how to achieve the highest levels of success and satisfaction in business and in life by tapping into the essence of what makes you unique. You can reach the pinnacle of your work and personal lives, faster and more independently than you ever imagined possible—on your own terms.

Quotes from my book

Lauren Maillian

Know where and how you add value. Make your value proposition clear.

Quotes from my book

Lauren Maillian

I think every person should be defining and attaining success on their own terms.

Quotes from my book

Lauren Maillian

Never underestimate your ability to persevere without a partner. Never look outside yourself for motivation.