Jakiya Brown Thiaw, 1st generation college student, business owner, and curse breaker. After years of experience as a lead marketing brand manager at companies like L’Oreal & COTY working on brands like Giorgio Armani, Lancome and Philosophy; Jakiya bid farewell to the corporate rat race in 2016 to pursue her dream of traveling the world.
In 2017 she founded The Travelingfro Brands LLC, a consulting & media company that thrives off of her unique gift of highly-engaged storytelling growing hundreds personal brands and dozens of companies with her fresh & proven branding strategies and techniques.
She has been featured in publications like Oprah Magazine & Huffington Post for her bold moves, and is naturally adept at developing a kernel of an idea into a key business driver and specializes in flipping tired corporate marketing strategies into customer-centric approaches to brand awareness and engagement.
She now consults aspiring entrepreneurs on how to turn their skills into a viable brand driven by legacy, while building her own.