12 Black Women You Should Know // Morgan DeBaun

Morgan DeBaun is an African American entrepreneur. She is the cofounder and CEO of Blavity, a web site created by and for black millennials. DeBaun cofounded Blavity with Aaron Samuels in 2014. The site features content created by and for young black Americans, including subjects such as the Black Lives Matter movement and protests of the National Anthem.

In 2016, DeBaun launched a Blavity conference specifically for black women, EmpowerHer. Her company Blavity also launched AfroTech, the largest tech conference in Silicon Valley for African American startup founders, designers, engineers and operators. DeBaun is one of few African-American female founders that have raised more than $1 million in venture capital.