2023 Black Girl Digital Awards Hosts & Keynote Speaker
We are excited to introduce this year’s co-hosts and keynote speaker for the Black Girl Digital Awards!
We want to say thank you to our hosts and keynote speaker who participated in this year’s event!
MEET THIS YEAR'S KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Founder of FORVRMood
Jackie Aina is a Nigerian-American beauty maven, content creator, and founder of lifestyle brand FORVR Mood who started her channel of makeup tutorials in 2009 and has since become the “most influential voice in beauty today”-Harper’s Bazaar. Aina's engaging videos, which teach, inspire, and give confidence to people of every color, have cultivated a loyal and thriving fanbase--over 7.3 million across her social platforms including 3.5 million YouTube subscribers. Jackie has launched inclusive product collaborations with top brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sigma Beauty, and more. In 2020, Jackie launched a self care-focused lifestyle brand, FORVR Mood featuring candles and accessories. The brand had a pre-launch wait list of over 45,000 and is sold in Sephora stores nationwide. Jackie further expanded her lifestyle offerings in 2021 with the launch of "Lavishly Jackie'' a self-care, home and luxury content vertical across Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
Jackie is also venturing into the entertainment industry as the Executive Producer and star of The Black Beauty Effect, an upcoming docuseries exploring Black women creating social change through beauty premiering this November. Jackie continues to advocate for inclusivity, due to the fact that people of color are poorly represented and often ignored within the beauty industry. For her advocacy efforts, Jackie was deemed the NAACP’s first-ever “YouTuber of the Year” at the 49th NAACP Image Awards, AdWeek Creator Visionary Award, Glamour’s Woman of the Year, Refinery29’s Beauty Innovator of the Year, WWD Beauty Inc Awards’ Influencer of the Year and has been nominated for three E! People’s Choice Awards. Ainamade her Met Gala debut in 2021 and has been recently featured on the covers of Essence and The Knot, and profiles in Vanity Fair, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, Allure, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and more.
MEET THIS YEAR'S CO-HOSTS
Beauty /Lifestyle Influencer
Tiarra Monet, hailing from the vibrant Bronx, New York, is celebrated as the 'pivot queen.' Her journey began during the genesis of YouTube, propelling her into the digital notoriety. With a unshakeable entrepreneurial spirit, she has not only made a name for herself but has also seeded and nurtured multiple million-dollar successful enterprises.
Tiarra Monet is recognized as a true OG in the world of content creation. Her online presence has fostered a robust community and remains a wellspring of inspiration. From DIY celebrity-inspired makeovers to Webby Award-winning celebrity stylist, Tiarra continues to blaze a trail for aspiring young women in both the content and entrepreneurial arenas. Her ability to live authentically and boldly has solidified her status as a beacon of inspiration, proving that success knows no bounds when passion and dedication are the driving forces.
CMO/Founder of Cee Cosmetics
Crystal Herry, mother, wife, friend, sister, entrepreneur, educator, content creator, child of God and so much more. A derivative of Jamaican decent and Brooklyn's very own diva, Crystal is in Atlanta and married to her lovely husband Jelani Herry where they are raising their 1 year old son Jasir Herry. Once an educator, Crystal grew a passion for teaching and children.
She’s the founder of a beauty brand, CEE. Crystal is a content curator and a marketing guru. She’s everyone’s favorite online “big sister.” She’s was an honoree for, Black Girls Digital FIRST EVER AWARDS CEREMONY. She’s a student of success and excellence. She strongly believes that black women should be running the world and she loves to show us why!