“I feel as though I’m the strategist and the consultant for the future world that we want to live in for women of color.”Lauren Maillian is a serial entrepreneur, as well as CEO and board member of digitalundivided, a social organization dedicated to raising VC funding and promoting economic growth for Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs. She serves as an investor and advisor to several startups, including Ephemeral Tattoo, Kroma Wellness, and Ruggable.”
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.
Nonprofit group digitalundivided has partnered with JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways to bring the multi-city “Breakthrough” program to New Orleans. digitalundivided is a nonprofit that aims to “leverage the power of data, programs and advocacy to catalyze economic growth for Latina and Black women entrepreneurs.” The Breakthrough program hopes to unite some of the nation’s most promising emerging businesses founded and led by Latina and Black entrepreneurs.
This year, Los Angeles-based e-tail giant Revolve decided to commemorate International Women’s Day in conjunction with the USA pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 on March 5 by hosting an event that celebrated and championed women’s empowerment, both regionally and globally, with a fashion trends profile showcase, live performances by local and American women, and a panel discussion curated with a powerhouse of speakers.
Lauren Maillian is catalyzing economic growth and creating new pathways for Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs. Lauren Maillian is a change agent committed to diversity, innovation, equity, and inclusion. She is an award-winning marketer, prolific investor, advisor, entrepreneur, and board member with a deep understanding of consumer brands and culture woven through her multi-hyphenate career—which includes wine expert, philanthropist and former international fashion model.
March 24, 2022 WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Black Chambers Inc. (USBC), the nation’s largest network of African-American chambers of commerce, today announced its Women of Power List for 2022. The list is composed of influential women who are making a significant impact in entrepreneurship, leadership and in their communities.USBC’s Women of Power List recognizes women who have made an indelible mark on business and society.
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.