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Morgan DeBaun

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Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc.

Morgan DeBaun

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5 out of 5

Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc.

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Morgan DeBaun Biography

Morgan DeBaun is a serial entrepreneur and corporate advisor. As the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading digital media company for Black culture and millennials, Morgan has grown the company into a market leader for Black media, reaching over 100 million readers per month through a growing brand portfolio which includes: Blavity News, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, Shadow & Act, and Lunchtable. Under DeBaun’s leadership, Blavity has launched several leading consumer summits, including Summit 21 for Black women creators, and AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders.

DeBaun acts as an advisor to influential global brands and companies including Disney, American Airlines, CES, Pantora Bridal and Rosen Skincare. She is also an angel investor in Golde, a consumer brand present in over 200 stores, and Public, which has a $1B+ valuation.

DeBaun is a recipient of Ad Color’s Innovative Award, has been recognized by Forbes in the 30 Under 30 and America’s Top 50 Women in Tech lists, and was named as one of the 100 Most Influential African Americans by The Root. Born and raised in St. Louis, she graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education.

She is a part of the 2021 Forbes Power Women's Summit.

Morgan DeBaun Speaking Topics

  • Women in the C-Suite: How to Break Free of Self Doubt and Take Up Space

    As a young Black woman, successful executive, and serial entrepreneur, Morgan DeBaun has navigated the ins and outs of what it takes to launch a diverse business from scratch and how to achieve work-life balance in the process. In these empowering and candid remarks, she shares her advice, tips, and motivations, providing audiences with both practical lessons and big picture inspiration.

    From breaking free of "imposter syndrome" to pushing through doubts and insecurities, cultivating a support system, and handling the critics, DeBaun opens up about her own triumphs and struggles juggling her vision for her business and to grow a nationally-recognized brand + business.

  • Don’t Ask for Permission - How to Live Life Unapologetically

    At the age of 25, Morgan DeBaun made history as one of the first 20 Black women to raise over a million dollars in funding, defying the odds of a dying publishing industry. She has since acquired and scaled multiple brands.

    In this session, Morgan shares her story of overcoming internal doubts and external doubters by tapping into her natural talent • launching and growing successful businesses. What does it mean to truly live life unapologetically? The takeaways from this chat will be applicable for life and business • take charge and claim your space!

  • How to Work Smart and Adapt to Change

    In this session, Morgan DeBaun teaches entrepreneurs how to take advantage of the current business environment, while also preparing them to succeed in an ever-changing climate. Her focus is to help small businesses and entrepreneurs scale • sustainably and repeatedly.

    With the rise of the Internet and the power of the common consumer, businesses now have an opportunity to meet their customers online with solutions. Morgan will share lessons from her signature WorkSmart program to give entrepreneurs implementable tools for growth.

  • Living in Your Purpose and Defying the Odds Through Innovation

    For many people – especially young women – examples of large accomplishments are ubiquitous in popular culture through headlines and press. Yet, the stories behind these accomplishments are not very accessible. Morgan breaks down the behind the scenes of building Blavity and encourages people of all ages to ignore the statistics or the naysayers. If not you… then who? If not now… then when?

    A firm believer in your personal purpose being shaped by struggle, Morgan uses her story to show what’s possible—inspiring audiences to seek out ways to contribute to both positive and sustainable innovation and personal growth.

  • Leading as a Woman Executive in a Male Dominated Industry

    As a young Black woman, successful executive, and serial entrepreneur, Morgan DeBaun has navigated the ins and outs of what it takes to launch a diverse business from scratch and how to achieve work-life balance in the process. In these empowering and candid remarks, she shares her advice, tips, and motivations, providing audiences with both practical lessons and big picture inspiration.

    From breaking free of "imposter syndrome" to pushing through doubts and insecurities, cultivating a support system, and handling the critics, DeBaun opens up about her own triumphs and struggles juggling her vision for her business and growing a nationally-recognized brand + business.

Morgan DeBaun Videos

  • A Discussion on Building Teams as a Leader in Tech with Morgan DeBaun
    Morgan DeBaun shares her story of moving to Silicon Valley, raising venture funding, launching a company, and now growing Blavity Inc. to include...
  • How to Build Trust in the Era of Fake News - Morgan DeBaun + Marlon Nichols
  • E855 Blavity CEO Morgan DeBaun: media empire for black ...
    Blavity CEO & Co-founder Morgan DeBaun on how she built her media ...

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Morgan DeBaun is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Women in the C-Suite: How to Break Free of Self Doubt and Take Up Space, Don’t Ask for Permission - How to Live Life Unapologetically, How to Work Smart and Adapt to Change , Living in Your Purpose and Defying the Odds Through Innovation and Leading as a Woman Executive in a Male Dominated Industry. The estimated speaking fee range to book Morgan DeBaun for your event is available upon request. Morgan DeBaun generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Arlan Hamilton, Janice Howroyd, Kimberly Bryant, Cynthia Marshall and Sheila C. Johnson. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Morgan DeBaun for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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