Eboné F. Bell (she/her/hers) is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, DEI, LGBTQ issues, media, and activism. She is the founder and editor of Tagg Magazine, an award-winning print publication and media company serving LGBTQ women across the country.
Tagg Magazine celebrates ten years of telling thousands of stories, creating safe spaces for queer women, and providing important resources for the LGBTQ community. Over the past five years, Tagg Magazine has been named “Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Companies” by the Washington Business Journal.
Eboné was featured in Forbes Magazine as an “Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing Our World.” And that's exactly her mission: To create change and leave a stamp on this world. One of those stamps includes starting a student group for LGBTQ people of color while attending University of Maryland College Park. Twenty years later the group is still going strong. In 2018, Eboné founded the Tagg Scholarship Fund—a scholarship created specifically for young, queer, women of color who can’t afford to attend school.
In addition to running a media company, she shares her knowledge and passion as a Keynote Speaker. Over the past few years, she’s presented at over 100 organizations and schools like Microsoft, Deloitte, Sourcepoint Technologies, Edward Jones, VistaPrint, Penn State, and Rochester Institute of Technology, just to name a few.
Eboné is known for her warm energy and transparency. She’s not afraid to have tough conversations. She encourages audiences to discover how they show up in the world. Her humor makes her approachable on and off-stage. Her commitment to connection is what makes her a dynamic and unforgettable speaker.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
The Writer of Achievement Award: I Am Awards
PrideIndex.com Esteem Awards - Outstanding Service
WBJ Top LGBTQ-Owned Businesses
Community Pioneer (Rainbow History Project)
SMYAL’s Todd Peterson Award
Brother Help Thyself Outstanding Community Member Award
BEQ Pride Magazine 40 Under 40
Capital Area Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Business Leader
The DC Center Excellence in Service Award
Curve Magazine Pride List
Top 25 LGBTQ-Owned Businesses (2016-2019)
Equality Virginia's OUTstanding Virginian Award
Legacy Award - LGBT Latino History Project
DC Black Pride Welmore Cook Award
Image Award - Mautner Project of Whitman-Walker Health