Lauren Kellye Ransom
Founder/Executive Director – I Am Royalty Foundation
Author ◊ Speaker ◊ Titleholder ◊ Pageant Coach/Judge/Consultant
Lauren Kellye Ransom is the founder and Executive Director of the I am Royalty Foundation. Her professional and personal career encompass the fields of beauty, professional development, higher education, and community development. She teaches social etiquette, career development, and consults both professional and pageantry clients on styling, personal branding, platform development, interviewing, and public speaking.
Lauren is a decorated veteran in the world of pageantry and has been a competitor since the age of 8. Her 35 year pageantry career includes numerous state, national and international titles and as a result, she is a sought-after pageant judge, expert, coach, and speaker. She has judged pageants across the country and had a small cameo on the TV show Kim of Queens as a judge.
As a national and international title holder her years of service centered around Women’s Leadership Development & Health Advocacy with special concentration on Pituitary and Autoimmune Disorders.
Lauren has spoken to hundreds over the past ten years on the importance of inner beauty, personal empowerment, and life balance. Lauren is always excited to be able to impact as many lives as she can; she is dedicated to people being able to experience life to its fullest possibilities.
With a strong commitment to service she served as the President of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – Chicago Chapter and on board for National Organization of Women- Chicago Chapter. She has been a featured speaker or presenter or numerous organizations, such as: Illinois Diversity Council, DuPage County – NAACP, Girl Scouts of America, Lil Sis Teen Expo, and Chicago Women Insights & Technology (ChicWIT).
After being diagnosed with a pituitary tumor in 2011, Lauren has been even more determined to live her life on purpose. She has vowed to continue working with individuals that are looking to change their lives, and hopes to make an impact on a global scale.