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Aminah Paden  

Media Executive & Businesswoman

Prolific writer and media executive Aminah Paden inspires audiences to live a life of purpose. For more than three decades, Paden continues to break down barriers by fulfilling media requirements for Fortune 50 corporations directly and via subcontracts. Providing media support to sports professionals, CEOs, and aspiring dreamers, she lends her expertise to influential projects, which impact the way that people see the world. Featured on the Minority Business Report television program as entrepreneur of the week and honored as one of 100 Women Making a Difference by Today’s Chicago Woman magazine, the media executive creates opportunities for professionals from diverse backgrounds. As CEO of Media Corp, Paden currently develops digital content and original programming for major brands.

Raised in Chicago, Illinois, as the fifth of six children, Paden grew up in a two-parent household. Her father worked two jobs for nearly twenty years to support the family and her mother worked various part-time positions while majoring in communications at DePaul University.

Paden obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Alcorn State University. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. As a Six Sigma enthusiast, Paden believes in transforming business relationships by implementing inclusive and respectful policies.

Speech Topics

Overcoming Racism

Offering an in-depth look at the history of racism in the United States, including various groups which challenged the status quo, Paden's heartfelt speech offers practical tools for addressing systemic racism. Touching on the evolving legal landscape and individual accomplishments in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, this keynote addresses equal opportunity, as well as an individual's ability to transcend circumstances to achieve the American dream.


As the scope and reach of media continues to evolve, businesses align with new tech trends. Aminah addresses integrating old-school values with new innovations to create a hybrid concept, which places humanity above progressing technology.


A thought-provoking keynote about personal responsibility inspires audiences to live a life of purpose. Focusing on her firsthand experiences in overcoming, Aminah provides listeners with practical tools for how to meet life with optimism.

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