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Morgan DeBaun

Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc.

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 Morgan DeBaun Biography

Morgan DeBaun is the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading media company for Black culture and millennials.

Since launching Blavity Inc. in 2014, Morgan has led the company to successfully acquire Travel Noire, a travel platform for Black millennials and Shadow And Act, a Black entertainment news site. Under her leadership, Blavity has launched several leading consumer summits including Summit 21 for Black women creators and Bay Area’s AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders. While scaling the company, Morgan has raised 11 million dollars from top Silicon Valley venture firms such as GV and Comcast.

Morgan is also the founder of M. Roze Essentials, a natural skincare line & WorkSmart, her signature advising program that teaches small business owners how to scale their business.

Morgan graduated top of her class from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education. A native of St. Louis, she now resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Morgan has a following of over 300,000+ entrepreneurs, founders, and creators she consistently engages with via her social media accounts and her private email list. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, tech & media and online activism, and enjoys tending to her plants and watercolor paintings.

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Speaking Topics
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Morgan DeBaun?

    Booking fees for Morgan DeBaun, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Morgan DeBaun, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Morgan DeBaun?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Morgan DeBaun for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Morgan DeBaun for your next private or corporate function.
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Morgan DeBaun

Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc.

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Los Angeles, CA, USA
Speaking Fee:
Live Event: $20,000 - $30,000  
Virtual Event: $10,000 - $20,000

Morgan DeBaun Biography

Morgan DeBaun is the Founder & CEO of Blavity Inc., the leading media company for Black culture and millennials.

Since launching Blavity Inc. in 2014, Morgan has led the company to successfully acquire Travel Noire, a travel platform for Black millennials and Shadow And Act, a Black entertainment news site. Under her leadership, Blavity has launched several leading consumer summits including Summit 21 for Black women creators and Bay Area’s AfroTech, the largest tech conference for Black innovators and founders. While scaling the company, Morgan has raised 11 million dollars from top Silicon Valley venture firms such as GV and Comcast.

Morgan is also the founder of M. Roze Essentials, a natural skincare line & WorkSmart, her signature advising program that teaches small business owners how to scale their business.

Morgan graduated top of her class from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Political Science and minors in Entrepreneurship and Education. A native of St. Louis, she now resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Morgan has a following of over 300,000+ entrepreneurs, founders, and creators she consistently engages with via her social media accounts and her private email list. She is passionate about entrepreneurship, tech & media and online activism, and enjoys tending to her plants and watercolor paintings.

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 ...

Speaker Lists Featuring Morgan DeBaun

Morgan DeBaun Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

FAQs on booking Morgan DeBaun

  • How to book Morgan DeBaun?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Morgan DeBaun for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Morgan DeBaun, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Morgan DeBaun or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Morgan DeBaun?

    Booking fees for Morgan DeBaun, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Morgan DeBaun, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Morgan DeBaun?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Morgan DeBaun for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Morgan DeBaun for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Morgan DeBaun or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Morgan DeBaun or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Morgan DeBaun is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Morgan DeBaun for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. 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 Ilyasah Shabazz, Tamika D. Mallory, Arlan Hamilton, Nikki Giovanni and Maya L. Harris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Morgan DeBaun for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Morgan DeBaun Speaker 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 portfolio brands. She also answers questions from...
    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 ...
    Morgan DeBaun on Reaching 20M Millennials - With Kat Manalac at ...
    Morgan DeBaun is the founder and CEO of Blavity - https://blavity.com/ Kat Manalac is a Partner at YC. Read the transcript at ...

Morgan DeBaun Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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