(see also About Digital Diversity)
Hi, I’m Lauren Thomas and I’m the Founder and Host of Digital Diversity, a web series highlighting people of color who are making an impact in new media and technology.
I’ve worked in digital marketing for several years and have been keenly aware of the ongoing conversation about the lack of diversity in social media and tech. My goal with Digital Diversity is to provide an online destination for people who are interested in leveraging digital media to build a personal brand or launch a business. I’ve reached out to my friends, mentors and heroes for advice, encouragement and insights. I’ll be featuring interviews with a diverse group of movers and shakers in this space, including some of your favorite bloggers, vloggers and mobile app developers. We’ll be sharing personal experiences and providing action steps and resources to help you find your voice, develop new skills and turn your passions into profits.
If you want to suggest a speaker or connect about Digital Diversity, head over to the Contact page. If you’re interested in working with me for consulting or speaking opportunities, check out the Work with Lauren page!
6 Fun Facts About Me
- Yes, that is my real hair…
- I’ve lived in five different countries, including Ecuador and Egypt
- I’m a University of Florida grad (Go Gators!)
- I was named Miss Congeniality in the Miss Florida Gator pageant
- I believe that karaoke is a performance art (Proud Mary is my go-to song)
- I know the entire dance routine for Thriller
Here’s my official “Press Bio”
Lauren Thomas is the Creator and Host of Digital Diversity, a web series highlighting people of color who are making an impact in new media and technology. Lauren is a digital marketing strategist with a passion for connecting with people through social media, storytelling, and travel.
Lauren has worked at global interactive marketing agencies and start-up social media marketing firms. Along the way, she has worked with a wide variety of clients ranging from local businesses to Fortune 500 companies. She is currently a Senior Social Engagement Manger at Moxie, a digitally centered, full-service agency that expertly leverages the value of data, creativity and technology to help clients grow.
Lauren also speaks about new media and marketing and has spoken at industry events including the SoCon14, Garden Bloggers Conference, Atlanta Food Blog Forum, Digital Atlanta, SouthWiRED and Social Media Club Atlanta. She served as a Curator and panel moderator for the inaugural Women Interactive Creative Film and Technology Festival hosted at Spelman College.
Lauren has travelled extensively and lived in five different countries, including Ecuador and Egypt. She uses social media to remain connected with friends and followers around the world.
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