You’re gaining momentum in your field and you’re on fire! Your hard work stands above the crowd and shines bright. By being engaged and curious, you are a producer of excellence.
Laura Mignott is an award-winning storyteller, network weaver, global showrunner, and mountain mover known in her industry and beyond for her knack for bringing talented people together. She is the CEO of DFlash, a New York-based cultural communications agency. They design online & offline experiences that are curated to energize brands to make meaningful and lasting impact. “The Oprah that you know,” as Laura has been called, is the creator/host of the Reset Podcast, in which she interviews game-changers in the world of business. In order to share practical networking skills she’s honed over the years, Laura is also the creator of the online course One Degree of Connection, where she helps people to discover their passions and their “X factor.” She sits on multiple boards and leadership committees, including the C19 Coalition, Black Women Talk Tech, Fly Female Founders and more.
Thanks to Laura’s creative storytelling, strategic mindset, and relentless hustle, DFlash has created and executed everything from pop-ups and private dinners to multi-day global events for Fortune 500 brands like Netflix, Amazon, Samsung, Bose, and many more — and has also opened up new spaces for startups and talent that are often overlooked. Laura has been featured in AdWeek, AdAge, Essence, Forbes, Huff Post, Thrive Global, USA Today, and Black Enterprise, among others, and has made TV appearances as a marketing/branding expert. She is a regular guest lecturer at various universities, including NYU and Baruch. She’s the 2020 Women in Marketing winner of the Storyteller of the year Award. She holds a BA from NYU and MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. She lives in NYC, believes in hard work and good karma, and is always on the hunt for the next great Netflix show to binge.
The ACNY Foundation is proud to recognize outstanding industry professionals, during our 4th Annual Black History Month recognition series titled, “Icons, Rock Stars & Innovators”.
It is our way of shining the spotlight on exemplary talent, integral to the evolution and growth of the advertising industry. Each day during Black History Month we profile a selected “Icon, Rock Star & Innovator” across all our digital platforms. Though we cannot be together in person, the spirit of our history and the legacy of our excellence lives on in us. Follow the series on Instagram, Meta, Twitter, and LinkedIn!
P.S. Check out our other content from previous years
2020 – Honorees
2019 – Sizzle Reel
2019 – Online Exhibition