Scale with Resilience (How Blavity's Morgan DeBaun Built Her Media Empire)

Episode 8 - Season 5

About the Episode

Luvvie explores the inspiring journey of Morgan DeBaun, the visionary founder and CEO of Blavity Inc., as she discusses building a media empire for black millennials. Morgan shares her path from Silicon Valley to establishing a diverse and mission-driven company, highlighting the challenges of fundraising, overcoming skepticism, and the importance of resilience and innovation. Offering valuable insights on leadership, team building, and navigating entrepreneurship, Morgan’s story is a powerful testament to ambition, community, and staying true to one’s vision. More about Morgan: Morgan DeBaun is a serial entrepreneur and the founder, CEO, and Chairman of Blavity Inc. Under her leadership, Blavity Inc. has become a market leader, reaching over 100 million readers per month with its brands including Blavity, 21Ninety, AfroTech, Travel Noire, Home & Texture, and Shadow & Act. Her achievements have earned her accolades such as ADCOLOR’s Innovative Award, Forbes 30 Under 30, and recognition among America’s Top 50 Women in Tech.

About the Guest

Morgan DeBaun

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Morgan DeBaun, Founder and CEO of Blavity Inc., embodies the spirit of ambition and transformative success. Since launching Blavity in 2014, she has redefined the landscape of media and technology, catering to multicultural audiences with brands like AfroTech, Travel Noire, and Shadow and Act. Her journey from a visionary entrepreneur to an acclaimed media maven is not just impressive; it’s a roadmap for turning ambition into impactful achievements.

Recognized in the American Advertising Hall of Fame and Forbes’ 30 Under 30, Morgan’s expertise has led to successful collaborations with major brands like Nike, Capital One and Microsoft. Her commitment extends beyond business success; she is a passionate advocate for workplace equity and an advisor who empowers others to achieve a balanced life on their own terms.

Offering a wealth of knowledge through her speaking engagements and resources, Morgan guides aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals in harnessing their passions and ideas. Her approach is a unique blend of practical advice and inspirational mentorship, aimed at unlocking potential and achieving personal and professional fulfillment.

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