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Mandana Dayani      

Entrepreneur, Activist, Lawyer & Media Personality; Founder of I Am a Voter

Mandana Dayani is the founder of "I am a voter.," a nonpartisan movement that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. Its mission is to inspire and excite this generation and to make voter identity mainstream, aspirational, inclusive and an integral component of personal identity.

Dayani began her career as a corporate attorney at top international law firm, Paul Hastings. She then worked as a talent agent where she developed licensing and endorsement opportunities for celebrities before going in house to work with stylist and entrepreneur, Rachel Zoe, to launch the Rachel Zoe Collection and to launch and lead her company’s initiatives in business development, digital media, strategic investments, licensing, publishing, endorsements, and television production.

After 6 years, Dayani joined EBTH as Chief Brand Officer where she served as part of the leadership team which raised $84.5 million in venture capital, built its strategy and teams across all its consumer facing functions, led the company’s rebrand, and sold and produced its eponymous TV show to HGTV. She is also the founder of The Learning Series, an event series for women leaders.

Dayani earned her JD from the USC Gould School of Law and her BA from the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Peter Traugott, and their two daughters.


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