Kelli Coleman is an award-winning marketer, advertising executive, and expert in consumer connection turned serial entrepreneur, investor, advisor, and speaker. Kelli’s calling is to empower women and she has applied her experience and acumen to advising and investing in businesses created for or built by women via her ventures company KMColeman Group. Additionally, Kelli is the founder of She Who Dares, an initiative created to empower women by highlighting the importance of personal development and the power in harnessing vulnerability to reach one’s full potential.
Coleman began her marketing and advertising career at GlobalHue- the nation’s largest minority-owned, full-service marketing communications agency- as an executive management trainee and rose through the ranks by successfully meeting the demands of various roles, eventually attaining the position of Executive Vice President. During Kelli Coleman’s tenure, GlobalHue experienced five consecutive years of year-over-year growth and managed campaigns for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the world, including Walmart, FCA North America – formerly Chrysler LLC, Coca-Cola and Verizon Communications.
As an entrepreneur, Kelli has either launched or invested in five ventures across beauty, tech, and consumer services. With a gift for connecting and encouraging through speaking, Kelli often engages audiences on topics including entrepreneurship, female leadership, personal development and self-care, marketing and advertising trends, branding, and business development.
Kelli has been recognized for her results-driven leadership approach, which has led to a number of accolades and honors, including the AdAge 2012 “Women to Watch” list, the Women in Business Award from NV Magazine, the Black Enterprise “Top Women Executives in Advertising & Marketing” list, and the distinct privilege of being selected to interview Oprah amongst only nine other women for the tenth anniversary issue of O Magazine.