Lydia Michael


BGS member Lydia Michael is founder and CEO of Blended Collective, a Detroit-based multicultural marketing and brand consultancy. Last year, her company launched Blended, a speaker event series to spark conversations among creative and business talent extending across cultures and industries.

Before launching Blended Collective, Lydia worked with the Detroit Jazz Festival and in global marketing and management positions in the entertainment and music industries before taking on projects with Deloitte and L’Oréal.

She was first inducted into BGS while earning her B.A. in marketing from Wayne State University; she earned her MBA in international management (and a second BGS invite) at Pforzheim University in Germany.

Lydia has received Wayne State’s Emerging Leader Award and the Corp! Most Valuable Millennials Award. She is the chair of NextGen, Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s leadership committee for young professionals. She also established and leads BGS’ Detroit Alumni Chapter.

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