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Michelle Lee        

Founder and Principal of Monologue; Former VP- Head of Global Editorial & Publishing, Netflix; Former Editor in Chief, Allure

Michelle Lee, the founder and principal of Monologue creative agency, is an award-winning brand builder and creative executive. She was one of Netflix's global marketing leads, serving as VP of Global Editorial & Publishing, where she led global social media, digital, print, and audio. In 2021, she was named an Adcolor Legend for her work over the years in diversity and inclusion.

She spent 6 years as Editor in Chief of Allure, where she transformed the legendary beauty media brand into an innovative, multi-faceted brand that champions diversity and challenges old-fashioned beauty standards. She was named Adweek’s Editor of the Year in 2017, while Allure was named Magazine of the Year for their groundbreaking moments, such as the July 2017 This Is American Beauty cover featuring model Halima Aden in a hijab and their September 2017 oath to ban the term “anti-aging” from their lexicon, which sparked global conversation about how we speak about aging.

Prior to Allure, Lee was Editor in Chief of NYLON. In 2015, she launched NYLON Studio, the company’s in-house creative agency and was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer putting her in charge of ideation and execution of native advertising, in addition to her EIC role. Previously, she was Co-founder/Chief Marketing Officer at branded content agency Magnified Media.

Lee was a Scout for Sequoia Capital and an advisor for Silicon Foundry. For four years, she sat on the board of ColorComm; and currently sits on the Board of Gold House and Advisory Council of Act to Change, and is an advisor to growth stage investor Provenance Digital.


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