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Qiana Martin

Founder at Eat Soccer

New York, United States

An Award-winning entrepreneur; soccer visionary and Super Bowl ad creator, Qiana Martin’s journey of defying expectations has transported her from playing street soccer with guys in parks to traveling the world participating in the sport and helping global brands connect with soccer fans. Her unique expertise, innovative approaches and diverse cultural experiences have garnered features with Forbes, Inc, Fast Company, Men’s Health, Huffington Post, Our World with Black Enterprise and U.S. News & World Report.  She has presented at TEDx, served as a guest expert on the 2019 Cannes Lion Digital Pass and shared her insights on the IBM thinkLeaders podcast.

Drawing from her exceptional record for landing game changing opportunities, Qiana’s inspired storytelling provides audiences with a fresh perspective on tackling diversity challenges, a mindset to maneuver everchanging business environments and the motivation to achieve championship level wins for their companies.

Available For: Advising, Authoring, Consulting, Influencing, Speaking
Travels From: New York, NY
Speaking Topics: Diversity, Change, Leadership

Qiana Martin Points
Academic 0
Author 6
Influencer 6
Speaker 3
Entrepreneur 20
Total 35

Points based upon Thinkers360 patent-pending algorithm.

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Company Type: Company
Media Experience: 10+ years

Areas of Expertise

Change Management
Diversity and Inclusion 30.64
Entrepreneurship 30.52
Marketing 30.25
Customer Experience 30.15
Culture 30.34
AI 30.04
Blockchain 32.30
Social 30.38
SportsTech 31.30

Industry Experience

Consumer Products
Professional Services


1 Founder
Soccer on the Block
Eat Soccer
May 12, 2021
Penned a newsletter highlighting blockchain brands that are catering to the soccer community.

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Tags: Blockchain

2 Media Interviews
AI x Sport
IBM thinkLeaders
October 10, 2019
A discussion about how AI will shape the future of sports.

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Tags: AI, SportsTech

Kellogg's opens NYC cereal café to World Cup watch parties
Marketing Dive
June 11, 2018
Eat Soccer is highlighted in the publication's brief section for its innovative, experiential marketing partnership with Kellogg's NYC during FIFA World Cup 2018.

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Tags: Customer Experience, Marketing

1 Speaking Engagement
TEDx Embrace the Universal Language of Soccer
April 21, 2011

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Tags: Culture

2 Videos
NYC SOCCER INDUSTRY: How I Navigated The Game
June 29, 2020
In continuing the NYC Soccer Industry Meetup Group’s mission to do our part in tackling issues for people of color in soccer, we hosted a special virtual conversation with former professional soccer player and current Charleston Battery FC Assistant Coach, John Wilson. How I Navigated The Game features John sharing his personal experiences creating a place for himself on teams and in games, as an African American player, at every level of U.S. soccer.

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Tags: Social, Culture, Entrepreneurship

NYC SOCCER INDUSTRY: Finding Diversity in Soccer Media
June 23, 2020
To do our part in tackling issues for people of color in the soccer, the NYC Soccer Industry Meetup Group hosted a special virtual discussion featuring minority members of soccer media. Finding Diversity in Soccer Media included panelists Iliana Limón Romero (Orlando Sentinel), George Metellus (beIN Sports USA), Juan Arango (Match commentator/Journalist) and Greg Jackson (For The Culture United podcast).

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Tags: Entrepreneurship, Diversity and Inclusion, SportsTech



1 Business
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Projects

Location: In Person or Virtual    Date Available: May 24th, 2021     Fees: $150/hr

Submission Date: May 15th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

Ready to help your company be a better supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion?

I am a highly creative, culturally-attuned, and KPI-driven DEI champion whose areas of expertise include uncovering equity gaps, engaging diverse communities and offering a fresh perspective on being holistically inclusive. With a proven ability to help global brands become more diverse, equitable and inclusive, I produced and featured in an inclusive, soccer-inspired clip for Pizza Hut’s 2013 Super Bowl commercial, which was broadcast to 108 million viewers.

My core competencies include DEI auditing, course creation/facilitation, data analysis, report writing and event/media production.

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1 Keynote
Wake Up to Change: What Switching 100 Beds Teaches You About Innovation

Location: In Person or Virtual    Date Available: May 24th, 2021     Fees: $8000.00

Submission Date: May 15th, 2021     Service Type: Service Offered

Qiana's Wake Up to Change presentation will embolden participants with a mindset to maneuver the constantly shifting, business landscape. Drawing upon her adventures utilizing shared economy and on demand accommodation apps daily for 100+ bookings within a 2-year period in New York City, professionals will leave poised to seek out and embrace new approaches and novel developments.

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