With a passion for capturing compelling stories that ignite inspiration and create powerful change, Kristen Aldridge is
Co-Founder and CEO of Luminate, a digital media platform and global community of luminaries, leaders and influencers shining a light on the way we work, lead, live and love. She is also the creator, director, producer and host of Project Luminary, a new original series in partnership with Entrepreneur and Facebook Watch that explores the power of the human spirit and what it takes to achieve the extraordinary.
As a student of high-performance, Kristen is fascinated by the formula and qualities of today’s most aspirational figures across all categories. From the arts and business to sports and academia, she’s helped dissect the defining moments of the best of the best doing their thing. Not just the individuals that have experienced society's traditional markings of success, but those who have defined success on their own terms and had the fortitude to see it through despite insurmountable odds.
What makes them tick? With more than a decade of experience working in media for ABC, CBS, Yahoo!, CNN, SHAPE and ESPN
as an Emmy-winning television journalist, producer, writer and content creator, Kristen has interviewed some of the world’s most iconic and influential individuals -- extracting their wisdom and distilling their hard-won insights that
inspire us all to have the grit, tenacity and strength to overcome adversity while in pursuit of our greatest passion,
purpose and personal power.
Kristen continues to cultivate a spirit of sharing what she’s learned. As a road-tested warrior in entrepreneurship, her mission is to educate, empower, and enrich the lives of future female founders as they pursue their biggest, boldest dreams -- because with the right mindset, will and desire, anything is possible.