100 Women We Love: Class Of 2018

Each one of these women, in her own unique way, is a role model who exemplifies the best of the LGBTQ community.

Meghan Dziuma

Photo by Meghan Dziuma

The kind of leader who rolls up her sleeves, Meghan Dziuma has dabbled in tech, live production, and television, from MTV to the History Channel. As Head of Content and Creative for Brand Experience at Samsung, she relies on collaboration and relationships to fill out her big-picture vision. “Value your community. Make real connections with everyone. Ask them how they are, cultivate real friendships,” she says. “Identify what you’re good at and pull that skill through everything you do, whether it’s connecting with your community or creating your dream career.” Dziuma’s found hers, which requires thinking toward physical design, virtual reality, tech experiences, creative campaigns, and music performances, all the while striking a balance that allows her to thrive personally. Her family has been supportive of her lifestyle since she came out— a fact Dziuma does not take for granted. Not everyone is so lucky, she acknowledges. “I was raised by my father and all he wants is for us to be happy,” she says. “We have our share of issues, but luckily, being true to who you are is not one of them.” This creative extends an attitude of acceptance to others. It’s the thread through her many projects. “You know that famous quote ‘people won’t remember what you say but they’ll remember how you made them feel?’” she says. “For brands that’s what’s truly important; making the consumer feel, creating an experience for them to connect.” —LK