Fashion Correspondent Known for "The Real" & "How Do I Look?", Two-Time NAACP Image Awards and Daytime Emmy Award Winner
Emmy-Award winning host Jeannie Mai can be seen each weekday on the nationally syndicated talk show “The Real”. In 2018, Mai and her fellow “The Real” co-hosts received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host. The show, which is in its seventh season, has received multiple Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Talk Series, and received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series. Jeannie serves as a sideline correspondent for ABC’s extreme mini-golf competition series “Holey Moley” and recently competed on season 29 of the hit series “Dancing with the Stars”. Mai recently partnered with Owl’s Brew, the leader in tea-based spiked and sparkling beverages as Chief Brand Officer, assisting with new product innovations and overall brand strategy. In May 2021, Mai was included in the Gold House A100 list, recognizing the most impactful leaders in the Asian community. This October, she will launch her first fashion collection in collaboration with Macy’s.
A style expert and producer, Mai launched her web series titled “Hello Hunnay,” which takes fans on her journey through fashion, fitness, finances and relationships. The digital series releases weekly on Kin, Facebook and YouTube with over 590K subscribers and continues to grow weekly. Mai also hosts the podcast “Listen Hunnay,” where she interviews everyone from sex therapists to divorce lawyers and morticians to crime scene investigators in an effort to understand the journeys of the heart of the human being behind the career.
Deeply committed to charities that advance women’s interests, Mai serves as a board member for various organizations, including Dress for Success and Same Sky, which builds the business potential for women. As a first-generation daughter of immigrant Vietnamese and Chinese parents, Mai strives to give back to her homeland by frequently traveling to Asia to volunteer her time with inspiring organizations dedicated to helping those who are less fortunate. For the last several years, she has served as an advocate to fight human trafficking and has been an ambassador for the Pacific Links Foundation, Step Up, Nightlight International, Not For Sale and Heartbeat Vietnam. In 2017, Mai executive produced “Stopping Traffic: The Movement to End Sex Trafficking,” a documentary that investigates the international crisis of human sex trafficking from a deeply personal point of view. She is currently working on the follow up, “Stopping Traffic 2: Surviving Sex Trafficking,” due out in 2022.
Pray It Forward: Faith & Spirituality
Keynote speaker Jeannie Mai fully attributes her focus and success in life to the principles she's learned through her faith. As a liberal Christian, she shares an open-minded perspective on the biblical values practiced in today's world. Mai - who does not take an evangelical stance on any specific denomination - draws upon her actions and everyday choices in this speech, intimately sharing why, after certain experiences and realizations, she has chosen the faith that guides her today.
Asian American Pride
Asian American speaker Jeannie Mai tries to be a positive role model for the community whenever possible. Instilled with values from her heritage, she understands what it is like to sometimes feel like an outsider in American culture. Excited to be part of a world where diversity is becoming more widespread and celebrated in the workforce, she is an active supporter of the Asian Professional Exchange (APEX), which brings together Asian American professions to encourage and empower them to reach their dreams. In this inspiring speech, she outlines her personal success story, encouraging Asian Americans to pursue their dreams and celebrate their heritage.
Jeannie Mai firmly believes femininity is the most powerful quality a woman can have in the world. From teaching women to take an appreciating look at the way they speak, move, walk, think, and react to embracing all the situations in life that have brought them to become the woman they are now, Mai strives to makes every woman feel worthy. In this talk, she shares personal situations that taught her to change her perspectives to become more influential and powerful, and also humbling moments in life that has become the foundation for the woman she has become.
Career: Finding It & Building It
As a self-made television personality and spokesperson, keynote speaker Jeannie Mai discovered her natural joy to motivate others and celebrate people's passions at a young age. Realizing the need for a bigger movement to create confidence within women, Mai travels the globe to share her rmotivational message with students, mothers, and women in transition. In this talk, she will help audiences not only identify their passion, but also guide them in how to make the right moves to achieve their career goals.
The Power of Fashion, in Life & at Work
Jeannie Mai's main goal in all she does it helping others reach their potential. Oftentimes she sees that people are held back by fashion, especially in their careers. For this reason, she strives to educate women and men on how they can empower themselves through their wardrobe and dress for the career they want, not the career they have. In this inspiring speech, Mai - a board member for Dress for Success - shares unique situations from her show on Style Network, How Do I Look?, to describe the power of fashion in leading a successful life, urging audiences to harness that power in their own careers.
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