About The Path Redefined - Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms (Audiobook Coming Soon)

Success is not about climbing over colleagues or climbing the corporate ladder; it’s about the ability to rise to your full potential and tackle challenges with enthusiasm. In today’s career climate, you have to be innovative and ambitious and capitalize on your individual talents.

The Path Redefined: Getting to the Top on Your Own Terms shows you how to achieve the highest levels of success and satisfaction in business and in life by tapping into the essence of what makes you unique. You can reach the pinnacle of your work and personal lives, faster and more independently than you ever imagined possible—on your own terms.

What business leaders say about
The Path Redefined

Morin Oluwole

Global Head of Luxury, Facebook and Instagram
"The Path Redefined is an honest and candid overview of how Lauren has forged her brand and what it takes for a forward-looking individual to build success on their own terms. This book will inspire anyone from a college graduate just building their career to a seasoned executive seeking a passion pivot. One of the most important lessons I gleaned from the book was about the power of personal brand and reputation and the control we have over others' perceptions of us. 'Interactions you have with a client, colleague, or friend today may be the unofficial interview for your dream job in three years.' It's important for entrepreneurs to build for their future every day, and with this book, Lauren has done just that. Brava!"

Gail Becker

Founder and Ceo of CAULIPOWER (America’s #1 better for you pizza) and former President of Strategic Partnerships and Global Integration, Edelman PR
“The book is an inspirational ride—a ride that makes the reader feel fearless! Lauren reminds us that nothing is beyond our reach and somehow gives us all longer arms just so we can reach a tiny bit more. Like the author herself, the book is beautiful . . . inside and out.”

Marcus Samuelsson

Celebrity Chef and New York Times Best-Selling Author
“Lauren has achieved great success early in life because she capitalized on her unique, personal talents. She creates solutions to problems and simplifies the complex, inherently. In The Path Redefined, Lauren inspires others to actualize their full potential in each area of their lives and shares many of the lessons that allow her to keep going.”

Robert G. Clark

“Lauren is one of the smartest, most ambitious, resourceful, and tenacious people I’ve ever met. Her business acumen and insights into how to leverage her uniqueness is both relevant and refresh- ing. The Path Redefined is a must-read for anyone interested in knowing the keys to achieving modern day success, and it will be an indispensable tool to men who want to understand the businesswomen of the 21st century.”

June Rose

Celebrity Stylist to Jay Z, Sean Combs and more
“The Path Redefined is not only aspirational but a testament to anything is possible when you apply yourself. I felt like I was reading footnotes from a fortune teller turned philosopher. Lauren Maillian is undoubtedly a gifted young woman, wise beyond her years and determined to break and make new rules! This book is a bible for not only aspiring entrepreneurs but for someone looking to move up the corporate ladder without compromising their integrity! I love reading Lauren’s fearless approach to life and living a dream designed just for her! The Path Redefined should be every young person’s must-read! The lesson delivered in this book give you hope!”

Marc Morial

President and CEO of the National Urban League
“Lauren has a special something that predestined her for success. Yet it is her remarkable ability to bounce back after adversities that impresses me most. With her special brand of honesty, transpar- ency, and integrity, she shares her inspiring secrets for resilience in The Path Redefined.”

Eric Ripert

Chef and Co-Owner, Le Bernardin
“The book is an inspirational ride—a ride that makes the reader feel fearless! Lauren reminds us that nothing is beyond our reach and somehow gives us all longer arms just so we can reach a tiny bit more. Like the author herself, the book is beautiful . . . inside and out.”

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Lauren Maillian is a change agent committed to diversity, innovation and inclusion. She brings her unparalleled energy, creativity and problem-solving skills to her role as CEO of digitalundivided, the social startup that leverages data and advocacy to catalyze economic growth and create pathways for Black and Latinx women entrepreneurs.

Lauren is a consumer brand strategist, an award-winning marketer, a chief operating officer, and a technology startup investor and advisor. Lauren was invited by Walmart’s CEO to join the Board of Disruptors, their first-ever Innovation Council. A pioneer in the tech space, Lauren was the first Black woman to start an early-stage venture capital fund, as a founding partner and managing director at Gen Y Capital Partners. She has advised and invested in over 40 startups, which have generated over $700 million in revenue. She serves on the Board of Directors at CoSign and LIQS. She is also the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and brand advisory company driving consumer connection and brand innovation for companies including J.P. Morgan Chase, Cover Girl, Brooks Brothers, Bumble and Bumble, and HSN.

Lauren has long been committed to empowering and advocating for women, lending her expertise and sharing her own experience. She serves as an advisor to Pipeline Angels, a social enterprise that trains executive women to become angel investors. She is the founder of Straight Up and Successful, a community and personal and professional development company, and is the Founder and Creator of The Collab, an arts and culture club committed to championing artists of color and diversifying the face of future collectors. She has distilled what she’s learned about entrepreneurship in her best-selling memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms, and she’s shared her passion for innovation as the Master Marketer and co-star of the Oxygen startup-focused docu-series Quit Your Day Job.Lauren began her entrepreneurial journey at age 19, co-founding a boutique winery, Sugarleaf Vineyards, which quickly became an internationally recognized, award-winning brand. Lauren was the youngest self-made winery owner in the country; she served as Chief Operating Officer from inception through the brand’s acquisition in 2011.

Lauren is a sought-after speaker who has offered thought leadership at Harvard, Columbia, and Cornell Universities; at Fortune 500 companies including Google, Dell, Ernst and Young (EY), Prudential, Ogilvy, L’Oréal, LinkedIn and Bloomberg; and at industry-leading conferences and events such as Social Media Week, ColorComm and AdWeek. Her work has been featured in many national media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Insider, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Cosmo, Inc., Jet, Essence, CNBC’s Nightly Business Report, MSNBC, and Black Enterprise. Lauren was recently named to  The Root 100 List of most influential African-Americans in 2020. She has received numerous awards including a 2011 Kauffman Foundation Empact100 top  entrepreneurs under 30 Award; a nod from Essence as a 2013 “Shot Caller” to watch in business; a Smart CEO Brava Award in 2015; and a spot on Walker’s Legacy’s 2016 WL50Power List, honoring women making strides in the business and philanthropic community.

Lauren serves on the Board of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Advisory Committee on Cultural Engagement. She is Vice-Chair of The Apollo Theater Foundation Young Patrons Steering Committee, a member of New York Urban League’s Development Committee, a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and a Lifetime Member of the Children’s Aid Society. Lauren is the creator and co-founder of the exclusive art series The Collab, which brings together artists and their supporters to uplift the work of artists of color. In 2014, the New York Urban League’s Young Professionals named Lauren Philanthropist of the Year.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in International Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She lives in New York City with her two children and her husband.