Olivia Omega - Co-founder, Wallace Marketing Group
Bio: TEDx speaker, diversity and inclusion advocate and branding strategist Olivia Omega is the co-founder at Wallace Marketing Group and author of "Beautifully Branded: The Girl's Guide to Understanding the Anatomy of Brand You." Olivia is also a key part of Denver Startup Week, helping the world's largest free entrepreneurial event grow its DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) muscle.
With 20 years of corporate branding, advertising and digital marketing experience, Olivia has studied the importance of authenticity for both brands and individuals, as well as what it means to show up in a genuine way. Half of her career was spent at an advertising agency and the other half as an entrepreneur and small business owner. Brand identity played a large role in both. Having worked alongside CPG brands and the natural food industry, Olivia was part of the original team at The Sterling-Rice Group who created the first NEXT Report and inagural NEXTY Awards.
Olivia has influenced the global brands of Frito Lay, Pepsi and Starbucks, among others. She is a mom, wife, disco ball enthusiast and has been featured in USA Today, Entrepreneur, Business Week, People and on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Olivia graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business and currently lives in Aurora, Colorado.
Personal mission: Olivia's mission is to live authentically while inspiring others to do so as well. She wants to provide a living example of strength, resilience and possibility for her teenagers who will soon be introduced to the wonderful world of "adulting." Olivia applies the spirit of entrepreneurship to everything she does and encourages those she meets to embrace their God-given purpose in the unique way only they can.