Blair Brown is an entrepreneur and an advocate. She is the CoFounder/CEO of the Global Merit & Essence Awards Network (GMEAN), a collective of women business owners who are committed to affecting global changes within vulnerable/marginalized communities.
Blair is also the Executive Director of the Women of Essence Global Awards, a recognition (program) produced by GMEAN.
After graduating from the Radio & TV Arts program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, Blair moved to Toronto to pursue a career in broadcasting. She was employed with the Brascan organization in various positions at Royal LePage and later followed her passion for community work, combining it with entrepreneurship.
Since returning to her hometown of Edmonton, Blair has founded the Women in Bloom International Summit with current chapters in Toronto Ontario and Lusaka Zambia. Blair has recently collaborated with two amazing women to create Eagles Bloom Hope.
Blair, a busy mom to an 8 year old son, is a core member of the Facebook group YEG Response to COVID-19, a safe place for members in the community to request and receive support with their needs. Blair also sits on the Edmonton Public School’s Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity Policy Review Advisory Committee, where she will help to shape the lives of the next generation. She was recently added to the Women in Film & Television Alberta Diversity Board. Blair’s focus is something dear to heart-to advocate for a fair representation of Black Women and Women of Colour in television.
Blair lives by her motto of “Helping People…Changing Lives!”