Queens, New York native Desiree Frieson, is a communications professional with seven years experience working with non-profits, digital magazines, startups, technology companies, fashion brands, and more. She created Mahogany Communications in March 2010 and is now on her second venture with Competeable, Inc.
Over the years, Desiree developed a passion for volunteerism, social networking, blogging, event planning, journalism, and mentoring. Known in many circles as an avid blogger, social connector, anti-sex trafficking activist, Desiree continually finds outlets to expand her horizons, accomplishments and personal and professional brand.
In February 2011, Desiree Frieson was awarded the 1st Annual JWT Diffreneter Award for Modern-day Black History Makers during Black History Month. A prestigious award celebrating New York City’s finest black professionals creating social change in their community, Desiree was awarded for her work with the Bloggers Soiree, a social initiative created to connect bloggers with charities and foundations in New York City.
After her success with Bloggers Soiree, in March 2011, Desiree created “MomPreneurs Against Human Trafficking,” a social justice program for moms in business creating social change in their community using their powerful positions to influence and lead others to make a difference in the lives of victims of sex-trafficking.
As of early 2012, she is working on a new web application to better connect startups with journalist in an intelligent and efficient way. She has worked with technology companies from New York City to Toronto to Silicon Valley and all the way to South America.
Desiree is the Editor-in-Chief of DesireeFrieson.com and formerly contributed to to Lifestyle & Charity Magazine, SLife Magazine Online, NearSayNY.com, and Her Journey Magazine. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Media Arts from Wesley College and Master’s of Business Administration in Marketing from Walden University Online.