MAYA FRANCIS IS A writer, editor, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND AWARD-WINNING MARKETer.
Once listed as one of "30 Viral Voices Under 30" by The Root, Maya’s writing has appeared in multiple print and digital outlets including Teen Vogue, Esquire, EBONY and Philadelphia magazine. Her television and radio appearances include CNN and NPR. She is currently the editor of Sisters from AARP, a weekly lifestyle digital newsletter for Black women.
For over 10 years, Maya has developed strategic marketing communications plans and campaigns to help brands identify and connect with their target audiences. Specializing in content development for traditional, digital and social channels, she has worked with brands in corporate, retail, and non-profit industries. In 2015, her work on the FDA’s “The Real Cost” campaign won a Gold Effie Award.
Additionally, Maya’s work includes media appearances and speaking engagements on issues related to gender, race, culture and media. Past presentations include the University of Pennsylvania’s Social Justice Research Academy, as well as media literacy seminars for young adults. With passion for social justice and amplifying the voices of Black women in particular, Maya also works as a consultant with agencies and brands to develop resonant, culturally competent content.
Maya is available for presentations, panels and media appearances on topics ranging from digital trends in media, media representation and diversity, to social justice equity. If you’d like to connect about writing or speaking engagements, or for business inquiries about diversity communication consultations, send a message using the contact page.