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Luvvie Ajayi

2018 Speaker

LUVVIE AJAYI is an award-winning author, speaker and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism. Her debut book, I’M JUDGING YOU: The Do-Better Manual was an instant New York Times best-seller. It’s a collection of essays that critiques our fame-obsessed, social media-centric lives, while encouraging us to do better. The fifteen year blogging veteran uses her blog to covers all things pop culture with razor sharp commentary and wit. She recently launched a podcast called Rants and Randomness where she shares her most pressing rants, raves and faves while interviewing some of the most interesting people you know (and some you might not). The University of Illinois alum is a sought-after speaker who has spoken at the Obama White House, MAKERS Conference, SXSW, Social Media Week, among others. She has interviewed bosses like Oprah Winfrey, Geena Davis and Shonda Rhimes. Ajayi was selected to Oprah Winfrey’s inaugural Supersoul 100 list, voted as the Influencer of the Year at the 2016 Iris Awards and was chosen as a Black Innovator by XFINITY Comcast. She is committed to using her voice for pop culture critique and gender and racial justice. @luvvie @rantsandrandomness