December 6, 1985 |
San Antonio, Texas
|Residence||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Alma mater||University of Texas at Austin|
|Occupation||Founder and CEO of Brit + Co|
|Spouse(s)||Dave Morin (m. 2011)|
Brittany "Brit" Morin (born December 6, 1985) is an American entrepreneur, author, and Founder & CEO of Brit + Co, a media company based in San Francisco. Morin is a regular DIY and lifestyle contributor to NBC’s TODAY show, Rachael Ray, Steve Harvey, CNN, CNBC, BBC, Yahoo!, and The Huffington Post. Morin has served as a spokesperson for Target, 3M/Scotch, Uniqlo, and Johnson & Johnson. Her first book, Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for Digital Generation, was published in March 2015 and was a bestseller.
Early life and education
After graduation, Morin moved to Silicon Valley. She worked at Apple on iTunes and later spent four years at Google, where she helped launch projects such as Google TV, Google Maps, Google Search, and iGoogle.
In 2011, at age 25, Morin left Google to start Brit + Co, which has since become one of the largest digital media companies for women with an engaged community of over 125 million online and across platforms. Morin currently serves as Founder & CEO.
Brit + Co seeks to educate, inspire, inform, and entertain its community both online and offline. The company has more than 100 full-time employees and a network of hundreds of contributors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and has an office in New York City.
Awards and accolades
- Fortune: 10 Most Promising Entrepreneurs
- Forbes: 30 Under 30
- Refinery29: 30 Under 30
- SF Business Times: 40 Under 40
- Glamour: Female Entrepreneur Innovator
- The Next Web: Hottest West Coast Start-Ups
- Business Insider: 39 Coolest Startups Founded by Women
- Parents Magazine: 10 Most Influential Millennial Moms of 2015
- ELLE Magazine: Million Dollar Babe
- Forbes: Up-and-Comers
- Women at NBCU Digital Advisory Board
- Marie Claire: The New Guard
- Business Insider: 20 women Silicon Valley tech companies should be adding to their boards
- SF Business Times: Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business 2017
- Entrepreneur: 21 Silicon Valley Women Who Are More Qualified to Be on Your Board Than Mark Cuban
- Bowles, Nellie (6 March 2013). "Brit Morin - DIY for the tech generation". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 19 June 2013.
- "About". Brit + Co. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "Forbes Welcome". www.forbes.com. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "30 Under 30 S.F. — Rising Young Stars in San Francisco". Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "Brit Morin Says Dream Big and Listen to Yourself". Glamour. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "39 of the coolest startups founded by women". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "The Most Inspiring Millennial Moms". Parents. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "Meet the Martha Stewart of Silicon Valley". ELLE. 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- Guest, Forbes (2012-06-06). "Up-And-Comers". Forbes. Retrieved 2017-04-20.
- "Randi Zuckerberg and Brit Morin Are Amon". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "The New Guard: The 50 Most Connected Women in America". Marie Claire. 2014-10-21. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- "20 women Silicon Valley tech companies should be adding to their boards". Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- McDermid, Riley. "Meet 2017's Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- Daisyme, Peter (2017-03-07). "21 Silicon Valley Women Who Are More Qualified to Be on Your Board Than Mark Cuban". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 2017-05-31.
- Forbes - Brit + Co's Brit Morin On Creativity, The Digital Generation And Her Best Business Advice
- The Wall Street Journal - Brit + Co Raises Funds to Broaden 'Maker' Audience'
- The New York Times - A Millennial D.I.Y.-er With the Digitized Touch
- Variety - Verizon Leads $15 Million Investment in Digital Media Firm Brit + Co
- CNN - Meet the 'Martha Stewart of tech'
- CNBC - 4 lessons one CEO learned from leaving Google at 25 to start a business
- Fast Company - How Brit Morin, Maven of the Maker Movement, Made Good on Building Her Brand
- Entrepreneur - This Founder Shares the Secret to How to Make Your Business Last
- Cosmopolitan - Get That Life: How I Started a Multimillion Dollar DIY Company
- TODAY Show: Spring Trends “Buy or DIY”
- Rachael Ray Show: Spring Entertainment Trends
- CNN Money: Getting Ahead in Silicon Valley