Luvvie Ajayi Jones
Guest Keynote

Luvvie Ajayi Jones

New York Times Best-Selling Author, Podcast Host & Professional Troublemaker
Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a two-time New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of humor, media, and justice. Her critically acclaimed books Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual (2021) and I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual (2016) were instant bestsellers and established her as a literary force with a powerful pen. Her newest book Rising Troublemaker: A Manual for Teens will be released this upcoming May 2022.

Luvvie is an internationally recognized speaker whose thought leadership on culture, authenticity, and disruption enables transformative action. Her renowned TED talk "Get Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable" has over 8 million views, has been transcribed into 23 languages, and has placed her in the Top 1% of TED Talks of all time. Luvvie is the host of a podcast of the same name as her book, Professional Troublemaker.

An 18-year blogging veteran, Luvvie writes on AwesomelyLuvvie.com, covering all things culture with a critical yet humorous lens.

As a veteran marketer and digital strategist, Luvvie is adept at creating campaigns that make impact and rise above the noise. Luvvie created Black Business Luvv (#BlackBizLuvv) in August 2021 to fund and amplify small, Black-owned businesses. That month, #BlackBizLuvv infused nearly $500,000 of sales into Black businesses in the month of August for Black Business Month. In 2020, Luvvie was co-creator of #SharetheMicNow, a campaign that magnified the voices of brilliant Black women. She also created LuvvNation, a platform to build community, find courage, and get life and career cheat codes.
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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM EDT
Guest Keynote: A Conversation with Luvvie Ajayi Jones

Join us for an incredible interview with Luvvie Ajayi Jones. Best known for her trademark wit, warmth, perpetual truth-telling and professional troublemaking, Ajayi Jones also hosts her own social app called LuvvNation, a safe space in a dumpster fire world, that is the go-to source for elevated conversations about all things buzzworthy. Her cultural impact is further amplified by the fact she was the co-creator of the #SharetheMicNow2020 global movement, a campaign with over 15 billion social media impressions that amplified the voices of Black women by having white women with huge followings, such as Julia Roberts, Kourtney Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow, swap social media platforms with them.

In this electrifying conversation, Luvvie will share anecdotes from her life and careers and what can happen when you blindly follow doing what you love without expectation.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 / 01:10 PM - 01:25 PM EDT
Fireside Chat with Luvvie Ajayi Jones (Exclusive to CMO Circle attendees)

For the second exclusive fireside chat, hear from Luvvie Ajayi Jones, as she expands on her keynote interview with her thoughts on such things as brands as troublemakers, balancing risk with reward and how CMOs should use their superpowers to positively influence their brand message, team dynamics, their core values and to leave behind a legacy to be proud of.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.