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10 WOC Entrepreneurs and Marketers You Should Know

Written By Urbashi Roy, Intern @ Aam Creative


2020 was the year of the Woman. The progress that Women of Color have made in every sector and industry has been beyond imaginable - from Black to Southeast Asian to Latina women, boss women globally are making strides. They are constantly inspiring us with their dedication and strong drive to succeed, while creating pathways for other women of color to dream big & achieve their ambitions.

Often in the past, we’ve heard that this is a world for only men - allowing them to dominate the business world. Thanks to countless trailblazers, female entrepreneurs have been on the rise.

Here’s our curated list of 10 extraordinary WOC marketers who have made and continue to make significant change as leaders and innovators in the business and marketing world! Each of these incredible and hard working women have played a crucial role in society with changing the norm and societal expectations, all while shattering glass ceilings along the way.


Often in the past, we’ve heard that this is a world for only men - allowing them to dominate the business world. Thanks to countless trailblazers, female entrepreneurs have been on the rise. Here’s our curated list of 10 extraordinary WOC marketers who have made and continue to make significant change as leaders and innovators in the business and marketing world! Each of these incredible and hard working women have played a crucial role in society with changing the norm and societal expectations, all while shattering glass ceilings along the way.




Rashmy Chatterjee Based in London, UK and currently Chief Executive Officer at ISTARI, a global cybersecurity platform. Lead marketing, communications, and citizenship for IBM for 22 years from Singapore to New York. Was also involved in the Indian Navy and was the first-ever female engineer in India’s naval forces. Lynn Pina Chief Marketing Officer and leads marketing and brand strategy for GeoBlue. Past experiences include: vice president of marketing, senior manager for marketing solutions, marketing director and sales solution lead. Luvvie Ajayi Jones Aside from blogging and consulting, she’s also been the CEO of Awe Luv Inc for over a decade. Won an Adcolor Rockstar Award and participated in the 2017 3% Conference. Previously co-founder and executive director of the red pump project, podcast host and writer. Suja Chandrasekaran Chief digital and information officer of CommonSpirit Health. A digital transformation leader who’s delivered results in eCommerce, AI, Cloud, APIs, platforms, IOT, smart products, eco-systems integration. Was member board of directors for American Eagle Outfitters Inc, Blume Global and Barry Callebaut group Tara DeVeaux Currently Chief Marketing Officer at Wild Card Creative Group and previously Chief Marketing Officer at BBDO New York. Past experiences involve account director, brand director, and vice president interactive promotions. Natalie Kim Founder of We Are Next and Lecturer/Guest Speaker in a variety of universities. Experiences include director of strategy, strategist, assistant planner and brand manager Melissa Jun Rowley Founder and CEO of Warrior Love Production, Reporter/Commentator at BBC News and Journalist at Cisco Systems. Previously executive director and editor-in-chief, consulting content strategist, social media correspondent, writer and freelance entertainment and news producer. Farzana Nasser

Growth Marketing and Business Transformation for Chameleon Collective. Board director and global president at mBolden. Founder and CEO of Visionara Inc. Previously - Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Gallop, Vice President, Product Director, Digital Strategy Consultant, Marketing Manager, Brand Manager Jerri DeVard Currently board of director for Under Armour and Cars.com. Former Chief customer officer at office depot, board of directors for servicemaster and belk. Former chief marketing officer and board of trustees. Previously the principal of DeVard Marketing Group. Carol Cho Based in San Francisco, Senior Brand Strategist at Adobe. Currently also marketing strategy at CareValidate. Previously worked at: Airbnb as senior marketing manager and brand marketing manager, Director of digital content and community, Producer, Craft supplies analyst, Founder of Carol Cho productions and Events director.

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