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Turning Life’s Lemons 2 Lemonade!

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I’m Brittney, a content creator and former NYC marketing communications professional based in Greater Nashville using my career journey to help young professionals shift their paradigm and get closer to living a life of purpose. Get inspired and visit Lemons 2 Lemonade blog for lifestyle tips, career advice and inspirational interviews.

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Publicity & Media Relations

Are you in need of a PR strategy for 2018? Do you need help crafting and targeting your pitches? PR services are now available. Email me for rates and services.

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Speaking Engagements

Available for speaking engagements, workshops and panel moderator opportunities in 2018. Topics of expertise include:

  • Media and sponsorship pitching
  • Personal brand building
  • Career development


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Sponsor and partner opportunities include:

  • Sponsored social and blog posts
  • Co-branded events
  • Unique sponsored digital and physical activations

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In the Press

Marketing Professional Launches Lemons 2 Lemonade, an Event Series for Young Adults

A year ago, marketing communications professional Brittney Oliver decided to take life’s lemons and turn them in to lemonade.

“I decided to be fearless and to share my story to inspire others to keep focus on their dreams. I choose to take life’s lemons and turn them into lemonade,” Oliver explains on her website. “My glass of lemonade consists of a dash of resilience, a sprinkle of tenacity, a cup of faith, a pinch of grace and a dose of creativity.”

And now she is helping others figure out what’s in their glass of lemonade, by launching the networking group and event series, Lemons 2 Lemonade.

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Yes, It’s Possible To Live Off Your Passion. Here’s How.

For many people, the thought of doing what they love is a far-fetched dream. It’s not so much that they can’t come up with an idea.

Here’s What To Do When Common Career Advice Doesn’t Work For You

We’re often advised to be specific and strategic about what we’re after. While this might be great advice for some, others might find that this approach yields little results for them–particularly when they’re trying to land their first entry-level job.

100 Failed Interviews Later

It was a late Friday evening and I just arrived at Seven Grams Caffe in Chelsea, New York City to meet Brittney Oliver. Brittney and I had been social media friends, exchanging tweets and stories in only 140 characters.


5 Busy Leaders Share Their Best Self-Care Tips

No one is immune to negative experiences. They’re part of life. As the saying goes, “it’s not what happens to you, it’s how you react.” That’s a phrase I find to be especially true in the context of navigating challenging experiences that come up in the workplace.


Five Interview Myths: Debunked

Especially when you are nail-biting your way through the process to land your first job, it can be tempting to say things you think the hiring manager will want to hear–even if those things aren’t true.

Published Writing

This Is What It’s Like To Search For A Job As A Black Woman

Many college graduates who received their degrees between 2007 and 2011 know how hard it was to enter the workforce during a horrible job market. However, there is another factor that made a difficult job market even more of an uphill battle for me: being a black woman.

I have garnered media placements for clients in USA Today, ABC News, and Chicago Tribune. I have contributed articles to ESSENCE, US Weekly, Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, TIME, Revolt,, and more. Check out some of my work.

This Trifecta of Black Girl Magic Is The Creative Agency The Industry Needs

One doesn’t need to search hard to find insensitive advertising and creative campaigns from tone-deaf brands. In fact, with so many mishaps piling up, we’re often left wondering, Where are the Black employees?


Top Companies Are Missing Talent From Historically Black Colleges

How many times have you seen a report where today’s top tech companies admit to struggling to recruit top diverse talent? Only 2% of Google’s workforce is black, and at Twitter, just 3% of the workforce is black.

Black History’s Hidden Figures That Inspired Today’s Innovators

Many of the products we consume today were made possible by the innovations, leadership, and inventions of black entrepreneurs, engineers, and scientists. Their groundbreaking work has made an impression on today’s black founders.

Why These Three Southern Cities Attract The Most Black Entrepreneurs

There are currently 2.5 million businesses owned and operated by African-Americans, according to the U.S. Census’s most recent survey of business owners. Although black entrepreneurship is on the rise, black founders are still receiving less VC funding than their white peers and have limited access to capital.


There is power in collaboration.  There is impact in empowering the leaders of our future. By partnering and sponsoring Lemons 2 Lemonade events, these brands were able to get exposure to Millennials of color who are influencers, young professionals, creatives and entrepreneurs.