Danielle Skeen

Event MC / Sr. Business Development Mngr. @ Microsoft

About me

Digital Marketer. Tech Evangelist. Entrepreneur. Danielle Skeen wears many hats and wears them well. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, this Island lady has always had an innate desire to and ability to connect with people. Her passion for diversity and inclusion coupled with her creative, strategic thinking and love of storytelling, has led her to be a powerful influence on corporate and organizational structure. Danielle is a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in Communication. Her early-in-career endeavors included positions at MTV Networks and Bad Boy Entertainment. In 2012 Danielle left the media and entertainment industry and ventured into Advertising. In 2015, after 3.5 years at New York City based firm - Kirshenbaum Bond
Senecal & Partners (kbs+), Danielle entered the world of technology when she accepted a sales position at Microsoft Advertising. During her tenor at Microsoft, Danielle served as an award-winning salesperson with an expertise in digital, native, mobile, SEO/SEM and programmatic. In 2018, she transitioned out of sales and into operations where she managed Go to Market strategies for key product launches in the US, Latin America, Canada and Europe ; all while serving as a leader in the Diversity & Inclusion space. Most recently, Danielle made a pivot out of Microsoft Advertising into the Microsoft Business
Development team where she manages and negotiates demand partnership deals for the company. Outside of her thriving career in the corporate sector, Danielle prides herself on being a social entrepreneur. She is the CEO/Owner of Caption-It! App – a mobile app designed to provide captions and quotes for social media posting and sharing. Additionally, she is also Co-owner of &Noire (andnoire.com) – an ecommerce website created to increase visibility and profit to black-owned brands. Danielle has a passion for traveling and for giving back. In 2013 she founded The Star Boutique, Inc. - a nonprofit organization that supports teenage girls in New York City who are affected by homelessness. Through the Star Boutique, Danielle and her team have changed the lives of several hundreds of girls and has been recognized in local, national, and international media for their efforts. Annually, Danielle combines both of her passions by traveling to Kenya to engage in community work with underprivilege youth and struggling small business owners. When she is not closing business deals and changing lives, Danielle serves a Public Speaker who gives lectures and workshops around the subjects of Empowerment, Brand Development, Diversity & Inclusion and Philanthropy. From colleges to corporations, Danielle is on a journey of spreading inspiration and empowerment globally.

Awards + Accolades
• NewsOne/McDonald’s 365 Black Campaign, “Community Hero”, 2013
• Kbs+ “Plus” Award Recipient, 2013
• ADCOLOR, “Rising Star” Award Recipient, 2014
• NY1 News, “New Yorker of the Week”, 2014
• AOL “Blue Monster” Award Recipient, 2015
• FSU’s College of Business, “Top 7 Under 40”, 2016
• Heirs List, Top 35 Under 35, 2017
• Microsoft, “Gold Club” Award Recipient, 2018

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