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In Her Shoes, May 2016

Lauren Maillian proves that if you are truly committed to the journey, success canmanifest in many ways. The former model turned serial entrepreneur is theFounder of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company, the author ofthe bestselling memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your OwnTerms, and at the tender age of 19, was the youngest self-made winery owner in thecountry. Today, you can find the well-heeled mompreneur sharing her passion forbusiness and mentorship as a host and one of four investors on Oxygen’s Quit YourDay Job. Wondering how in the world Lauren manages it all? Here’s what she hadto say:In Her Shoes: You are known as a “serial entrepreneur,” having startedyour first business when you were just 19. What was the moment youknew entrepreneurship was the move for you?Lauren: I’ve always known that I wanted to own my own destiny – I thrive onbeing in control of the outcome of the process that leads to my success. I want to beresponsible for my wins and my losses.

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The Everygirl, March 2016

At age 19 Lauren Maillian started her first business, Sugarleaf Vineyards, growing superior wine quality grapes, which then turned in to a winery. By 2012, her business was acquired and she was ready for her next big endeavor as an entrepreneur. She then started Luxury Market Branding and became heavily involved in technology and the venture and startup industries as an advisor and investor. She launched Gen Y Capital to invest in early stage consumer technology companies. You’ll now see Lauren on the TV series Quit Your Day Job in which aspiring millennial entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to her and a panel of angel investors.

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Oxygen, March 2016

“Risk feeling what it is like to fail, it is indeed the only true way to find and
earn success.”
by Sowmya Krishnamurthy
March 30, 2016 • 10:56 AM ET
Lauren Maillian proves that there’s no one way to get to the top. The former model turned
serial entrepreneur is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and
advisory company, the author of the bestselling memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To
the Top On Your Own Terms, and became the youngest self-made winery owner in the
country at 19. As a host on Oxygen’s new show Quit Your Day Job, Lauren brings her
diverse expertise to the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

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Marie Claire, March 2016

You’ve got a killer idea and want to be your own boss. Now what? We asked the stars of Quit Your Day Job—Oxygen’s new reality show, premiering March 30, in which wannabe moguls vie for investments—what you really need to know before giving up everything to launch your million-dollar idea.

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Jet, March 2016

Lauren Maillian has always possessed a hustler’s spirit. “I’ve always wanted to follow my own destiny,” the model-turned-entrepreneur told JET. “It was always really clear that I was going to be that young woman who was creative, determined, and find ways to capitalize on things that interested me the most.”

At 19, Lauren was the co-founder of a boutique winery, which rapidly gained international success and award-winning recognition.

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Black Enterprise – March 2016

f you’ve ever thought about quitting your full-time job to pursue a new business venture, add Oxygen’s new docu-series Quit Your Day Job to your TV lineup. Quit Your Day Job, premiering Wednesday, March 30, at 10 p.m. ET/PT, is an eight-episode series featuring aspiring millennial entrepreneurs who are looking to pitch their innovative ideas to a group of angel financiers.

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Fast Company – August 2021 — new

I rarely miss an episode of the ABC television show “Shark Tank.” For the uninitiated, the reality show brings aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of five successful entrepreneurs and investors. Past and current Sharks include celebrity investors Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher.

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Black Enterprise, March 2016

GeenieBox is the first monthly subscription ‘knowledge box’ for ambitious black women. It is the brainchild of Chana Ginelle Ewing, the creator of the Michelle O Brunch. GeenieBox, which costs $29.95 a month (click here), isn’t your average monthly subscription box providing sample beauty products. Rather, GeenieBox highlights female leaders and what propels them.

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People, March 2016

Some of American’s toughest angel investors are giving entrepreneurs the chance to prove why they are worthy of doing. just that in Oxygen’s new docuseries Quit Your Day Job. PEOPLE has the exclusive first look at the series, which features Randi Zuckerberg (CEO of Zuckerberg Media), Ido Leffler (co-founder and CEO of school supply company Yoobi), Sarah Prevette (Founder and CEO of Future Design School) and Lauren Maillian (Founder and CEO of strategic marketing and advisory company LMB group.)

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