MAYA FRANCIS IS A JOURNALIST, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND AWARD-WINNING MARKETEr.
Once listed 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 magazines. The Philadelphia native also penned an essay for Bet on Black: African-American Women Celebrate Fatherhood in the Age of Barack Obama. She is co-owner of Critical Frequency, a podcast network focused specifically on providing a platform to underrepresented groups and industry access to those without it.
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 teens.
For over 10 years, Maya has developed strategic plans and campaigns to help brands identify and connect with their target audiences. Specializing in content development for traditional, digital and social channels, her work includes communications work for government, corporate, retail, and non-profit brands.
With passion for social justice and advancing diversity and representation in media, Maya also works with agencies and brands as a consultant to develop resonant, culturally competent content. Maya is available for presentations, panels and small group discussions on topics ranging from digital trends in media, media representation and diversity, to social justice equity.
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