iLMB1s a serial entrepreneur, named by Essence magazine to the Class of 2013 African-American Shot Callers. She is the bestselling author of The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms and is Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing company, and 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. At 19, Lauren founded a boutique vineyard and 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 often speaks about entrepreneurship, female leadership, marketing, branding, business development, and early stage venture at various conferences and institutions including Harvard, Columbia University, Cornell, and the University of Virginia. She 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. Lauren is an active adviser to several startups and is a mentor to the Pipeline Fellowship and Digital Undivided. Lauren’s work has been featured in national media outlets including Forbes, American Express OPEN Forum, Fast Company, MSNBC, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, HuffPost LIVE and Black Enterprise. In 2011, she was recognized at The White House by the Kauffman Foundation as an Empact100 Award honoree, the top 100 entrepreneurs under 30. She currently resides in Manhattan, New York with her two children, Jayden and Chloe.





Lauren’s bestselling book, The Path Redefined is available at all major booksellers. Click here to learn more.


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As a committed entrepreneur, Lauren advises and invests in other promising entrepreneurs across various industries who are creating exciting businesses. Lauren is proudly involved with the following companies and the incredible teams that are building them.
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Lauren often speaks on topics about women and business, innovation in entrepreneurship, marketing and branding, startup investing and advising, and how to define and attain success. Whether Lauren is giving a keynote at a major conference or speaking on a diverse panel sharing glimpses of her multifaceted perspective, companies, non-profits and educational institutions alike derive value from hearing Lauren’s unique experiences and become excited and inspired by her unforgettable energy. Lauren has spoken for the following organizations:
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For Speaking Engagements, please contact:

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For more information on Lauren please download her speaker kit here.


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