Blake Newby is a Gifted Host & Emcee
Writer and VC investor Blake Newby has a gift for nailing viral interviews with celebrities such as Lori Harvey, Jack Harlow, Halle Bailey, and Rihanna, just to name a few. Blake has brought her reporting and industry expertise to major events as a host, including CultureCon, ensuring a memorable event for audiences of all kinds.
In Conversation with Blake Newby
In this compelling talk, writer and venture capitalist Blake Newby shares her career journey from early beauty influencer, to intern, to Editor of Beauty & Style for Essence. Leveraging industry expertise and offering insights from her rise to the top of her field, Newby is now a Beauty Venture Scout for a major investment firm. Blake engages with audiences and motivates those at any stage in their career journey, while offering takeaways to organizations of all kinds looking to increase their growth and connect with their communities.
Focusing on Inclusivity as a Team Leader & Brand Leader
Former Beauty & Style Editor for Essence Blake Newby brings a decade of experience as a brand leader and expert in the beauty industry, and as a team leader and mentor. Throughout her tenure at Essence, Blake grew the publication’s audience and established herself as a powerful brand and organizational leader. She shares her insights and actionable takeaways in this motivational talk.
With bylines across major publications, Blake Newby’s love for beauty and style has catapulted her work across numerous platforms. Transforming her longtime knowledge of all things hair, makeup, skincare and fashion into a career where she wrote, conceptualized, and reported on everything encompassing the high-demand industry, the former Beauty & Style Director's voice now shines off the pages.
Nailing viral interviews with celebs such as Lori Harvey, Jack Harlow, Halle Bailey & Rihanna, just to name a few, her gift of gab now lands on her on the big stage and on the small screen. You can frequently catch Blake hosting major events such as CultureCon, as well as lending her expertise on shows such as Good Morning America, Access Hollywood and The Tamron Hall Show.
When she's not fully entrenched in the world of hosting and commentating, Blake serves as a Beauty Venture Scout for a major investment fund — proving that she truly is a 360° industry authority.