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In 2016 Micaela founded Blush & Whimsy, a skincare and cosmetics company, built around the belief that all people deserve the opportunity to have magic in their everyday lives. As Founder and CEO, that meant building infrastructure around a demographic of people who are typically marginalized and unable to find work. All Blush & Whimsy products are warehoused, assembled, quality controlled, packaged, and shipped by people with disabilities including disabled veterans. 2018-2020 Blush & Whimsy products have been featured in the Grammy Gift Bags, Honoring the Academy Awards Gifting Suites, "Everyone Wins" Gift Bags given to Oscar Nominees, Cannes Film Festival, and the Real Housewives of NYC Hamptons event.
An entrepreneur with a social media reach of over 100k followers, Micaela Brown created a national event marketing voice with an audience interested in digital marketing & advertising, e-commerce, branding, and entrepreneurship. Her work is featured in publications such as The New York Times, Forbes, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Harper's Bazaar, Refinery 29, OK!, and Marie Claire.
Micaela consults on branding, social media, marketing, and startups. She also creates unique event experiences around art, food, wine & whiskey, fashion, and culture. Past events include sophisticated initiatives such as The Running of the Chihuahuas (we really did race 150 chihuahuas), The Whiskey Classic, founding Diner en Blanc Albuquerque, and gaining permission from JK Rowling to produce Christmas at Hogwarts.
In 2019, Micaela was invited to join the Arrowhead Center’s advisory board as an Enterprise Advisor. The Arrowhead Center is a tech incubator responsible for nurturing entrepreneurs as they solve market problems through tech advances and the creation of startup businesses. As an Enterprise Advisor, she joins the board of experienced venture capitalists and startup veterans to advise, coach, and prepare young startups for their next stages of growth.
2021 Micaela joined the Department of State's Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative ((YLAI)) as an entrepreneur mentor. YLAI connects young leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, and innovators across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada.
When not creating new products, concepts, or events, she can be found playing with her chihuahuas (natch), sipping wine, and chatting up random people (most likely).
Micaela was formerly an international trade and development consultant in Washington, D.C. with Target Market International, LLC., USAID contractor for Chemonics International, and International Trade Specialist with the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, International Buyer Program, International Trade Administration. She was also a paid intern at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See in Rome, Italy. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Communications from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, and an M.A. in Government and Politics, with a focus in Public Administration, and Certification in International Law and Diplomacy from St. John’s University in Rome, Italy.
Micaela is a '14 British-American Project Fellow, 2018 Windsor Castle Society of Leadership Fellows, and in 2017 became a Fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts. She served on the British American Project USA Executive Committee 2014 - 2020.
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