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Lauren Maillian    

Co-Host of "Quit Your Day Job," Marketing & Branding Expert, Founder of an Award-Winning Wine Brand and Former Model Turned Serial Entrepreneur

Lauren Maillian is a former model turned serial entrepreneur; she is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company, is a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, "The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms." Most recently, Lauren has brought her trademark personality and passion for entrepreneurship to television as co-star of the new startup focused reality TV show, "Quit Your Day Job," premiering on Oxygen (NBCU) Q1 2016.

At age 19, Lauren cofounded a boutique winery that quickly became an internationally recognized award-winning wine brand, making her the youngest self-made winery owner in the country. She served as the Chief Operating Officer of the company from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.

Lauren’s passionate about marrying marketing, branding, strategy and technology. She is known to spearhead the development of communication concepts to help others build, inspire, engage and connect. Lauren is a marketer at heart, who loves to build brands and devise business development strategies with a concentration on the creation and implementation of innovative yet strategic plans that build brand identity and increase revenue. She is a detail-oriented strategist with a deep understanding of business operations, management, and formation across various industries. She has a unique ability to turn opportunities into inflection points that help companies gain the traction and market share they need. Lauren has a global perspective and a fresh, yet entrepreneurial, approach to implementation. She is excited by innovative and unique concepts, and has been known to seize rare opportunities and turn them into iconic experiences.

Lauren often speaks about entrepreneurship, female leadership, marketing, branding, business development, startups and early stage venture at various conferences. She has spoken at prestigious institutions including Harvard University, Columbia University, the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University and the University of Virginia. She is a large supporter of entrepreneurship; she invests in numerous companies and serves on the advisory board of Digital Undivided, a social enterprise that increases the active participation of urban communities, especially women, in the digital space; CoSign, a technology company that allows you to monetize your social media and shareable content; and LIQS, a brand of pre-mixed single serve cocktail shots. Lauren judges the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship’s (NFTE) business plan competition and the incoming classes of Start Up Chile, an incubator program in support of entrepreneurship sponsored by the Chilean Government. She is an active advisor to several startups including the Levo League and the Pipeline Fellowship.

Lauren’s work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Interactive ONE, Sirius XM Radio, 1010 WIN’s, HuffPost LIVE, UPTOWN Magazine, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, MSNBC, FOX 5, CBS New York, Business Insider, Fast Company, and Black Enterprise. In 2011 she was recognized at The White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree which lists the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30 and in 2013, Essence Magazine named Lauren a “Shot Caller” to watch in business. In 2014, the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals awarded Lauren the honor of Philanthropist of the Year for her charitable involvement and dedication to giving back, in 2015 Kia Motors and UPTOWN Magazine awarded Lauren for being Inspirationally Crafted for her leadership and fearless entrepreneurial journey and in 2015, Smart CEO Magazine named Lauren as a Smart CEO Brava Award Winner.

Lauren is very involved in various philanthropic organizations that affect youth, poverty, education, and the arts. She serves on the Advisory Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Multicultural Audience Development Initiative (MADI) Committee, as Vice Chair of The Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons Steering Committee, The New York Urban League’s Development Committee, is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and a Lifetime Member of the Children’s Aid Society. Lauren has a Bachelors of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She is a single mom and currently resides in Manhattan, New York with her two children, Jayden and Chloe.

Speech Topics

The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top of Your Own Terms

Lauren presents her essential principles to defining, and attaining, success on ‘your own terms’. In her new book, The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms, Lauren shares the lessons and tactics that rocketed her to the top of three completely different fields—all before she reached the age of 30. Using her extensive experience as a successful business owner, venture capitalist, and startup advisor, Lauren explains in easy-to-understand terms how to reinvent yourself and plan for success, all while embracing failure by learning from your mistakes. These indispensable tools will help you maximize your full potential without compromising who you truly are.

Mom: Don't Lose Yourself

Real solutions and practical insight into thriving at motherhood and career successfully. Learn to recalibrate how you define success, normalcy and sanity in two of the most important pillars of your life. Become comfortable with who you are, the construct of your family and learn to maintain your voice and perspective amidst the noise of modern society.

Innovation in Entrepreneurship

At age 19, Lauren founded her first business, an internationally recognized and award-winning wine brand, by 25 she founded a boutique marketing firm specializing in strategic marketing and branding of luxury goods, and by 26 she was passionate about technology startups and began advising and investing in early stage companies. In this talk, Lauren will show you how to identify your passions and weave together a harmonious roadmap that allows you to find success based on the evolution of you and your interests.

Developing the Next Generation of Women Leaders

Lauren shares her own path to personal growth and offers both young women and educators the valuable lessons she learned along the way. In this talk, Lauren empowers women to dream big and challenges them to push themselves outside of their comfort zone to maximize their full potential and become pioneers by embracing risk and seizing opportunity.


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