Lauren Wesley Wilson

Award-Winning Businesswoman

Founder & CEO

DEI Expert

Lauren Wesley Wilson is a Marketer, Media Spokesperson and Diversity and Inclusion Strategist. Lauren is one of the nation’s leading thought leaders on Diversity and Inclusion, Crisis Communications, and Media Relations.

Lauren currently serves as Founder and CEO of ColorComm Media Group and ColorComm, Inc. ColorComm Media Group (CMG) is a full-service multicultural public relations, media relations, and influencer marketing agency headquartered in New York City. CMG offers strategic communications counsel to consumer brands, corporations, and non-profit organizations to better connect with audiences of color. CMG brings a voice + visibility to targeted media campaigns.

In 2011, Lauren founded ColorComm, Inc., the nation’s leading women’s platform addressing diversity and inclusion across the communications, marketing, media, advertising, and digital arena. ColorComm, Inc. is the holding company of ColorComm Media Group, ColorComm Network, ColorComm Executive Conference (C2), ColorComm Next Generation Summit (C2 NEXTGEN), and Men of Color in Communications (MCC).

ColorComm Network is a national professional membership organization with chapters located in New York, Washington, DC, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Houston, Miami, and London. ColorComm Network produces over 100 local programs a year, including over 2,000 members and community access to more than 40,000 professionals.

Prior to ColorComm, Lauren worked in political communications serving as the Communications Director for Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and as a Media Strategist/Media Booker for President Barack Obama’s Reelection Campaign. Following the Campaign, Lauren worked as a Communications Strategist at the prestigious crisis firm Qorvis/MSL overseeing media strategy and crisis communications for international governments and consumer brands.

Lauren has been recognized by PR Week’s 50 Most Powerful in PR, Ad Age ‘Women to Watch’, PR Week’s 40 under 40 Award, the Holmes Report Innovator 25, the PR Council’s Diversity Champion Award, The Root 100, New York Women in Communications, among many others. In 2017, Lauren was selected to serve on the Glass Lions Jury at Cannes Lions Festival in Cannes, France. As a Juror, Lauren reviewed advertising and marketing campaigns from across the world focused on gender, diversity, fashion, body image, women empowerment and more. Lauren graduated from Spelman College with a B.A. in Political Science and from Georgetown University with an M.A. in Communications. Lauren has been featured in The Washington Post, COSMOPOLITAN.com, ADWEEK, Ad Age, PR Week, Black Enterprise, ESSENCE and others. She enjoys traveling, biking, running, and cooking.

As a proud graduate of Spelman College I am focused on providing HBCU students with greater access, resources, and knowledge to succeed after graduation

– Lauren Wesley Wilson

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