Eboné Bell

The future of diversity includes transformation, connection, acceptance, and real change. Eboné Bell doesn’t want to just create change, she believes in creating intentional change. She encourages students to discover and explore how they show up in the world.


  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Social Justice
  • Leadership
  • LGBTQ+ Focused
  • Black History Month


Eboné Bell, creating international change through diversity.

Getting to know

Eboné Bell

Eboné Bell is a business owner, speaker, and trailblazer who shines bright in the world of entrepreneurship, LGBTQ issues, media, and activism. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Tagg Magazine and Tagg Communication LLC. After seeing a lack of LGBTQ women represented in local publications, she decided to start a magazine and website to tell stories, provide resources, and create events. In 2018, Eboné founded the Tagg Scholarship Fund—a scholarship created specifically for young, queer, women of color who can’t afford to attend school. She was recently featured in Forbes Magazine as an “Inspiring Black Entrepreneur Changing Our World.”

In addition to running a successful business, she shares her knowledge and passion at conferences, festivals, schools, and similar events across the country. As a keynote speaker, Eboné is well known for her warm energy and transparency. She is not afraid to have tough conversations. She encourages students to discover how they show up in the world. Her humor makes her approachable to students on and off-stage. Her commitment to connection is what makes her a dynamic and unforgettable speaker.


To help you promote your event with Eboné, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials


Below you will find logistical resources for the day of your event with Eboné.

In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Follow Eboné Bell
Wishing everyone a great week. You got this! 

#capcut #takeonme #mondaymood #vibes #studsofinstagram #loveyourself #peaceup
Trigger Warning!

Apparently there are parents who are upset that a non-binary Tony-Award winning actor and singer (@thealexnewell ) is performing at the Macy’s Thankgiving Day Parade…because it doesnt have the “children’s best interest in mind.” 

So let’s talk about the children’s best interest and what we really should be caring about when it comes to kids in the U.S. Cuz I’M SO TIRED! 

(First video: @thedailyshow 

#macysthanksgivingdayparade #macysparade #thanksgiving #alexnewell #broadway #happythanksgiving #kids #joy #imtired #tiredofstupidity
So how did I do with my @lego re-creation of our trip to Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 . This is one of my favorite pics so I had to bring my two loves together 😉. LEGO is my favorite pastime. 

#lego #legominifigures #puertorico #goodvibrations #legophotography #legophoto #legostagram #legofan #loveislove
This is a friendly reminder to get out and get some fresh air today. As someone who has
“so much to do,” it’s hard for me to take a break BUT it’s so needed. A thirty minute walk can be good for your mind, body and soul...and im trying to temind myself of that.

Today, I took some time to walk around my neighborhood, enjoy nature, and fill my cup.
And im so glad I did. For those that work indoors, Get up from your desk (or couch) and enjoy Mother Nature!

#mothernature #walkoutside #naturewalks
#annapolis #outdoors #fillyourcup #getup #worklifebalance #30minutewalk #freemind #tems
Loving the new office wall. If you’re going to spend hours in a room working, make sure you add something that makes you smile and brings you joy. 

Photo by @this_foodie_can_run 
Application by @catymoto 

#smile #wallart #walldecor #officedesign #officespaces #blackjoy #joymatters #blacknerds
Silly me thinking its just a casual hangout.
You think I would learn my lesson by now.

#weekendvibes #lunchtime #moms #auntlife #momlife #daughterlove #coopershawk #whodiditbetter #slayed
Your voice is one of the most powerful tools you have, and in your lifetime you will be called upon to use it as an ally or active bystander. And you get to choose who you want to be in that moment. 

Martin Luther King Jr said, “The ultimate tragedy is not that the oppression and cruelty by the bad people, but the silence over that by the good people.”

Thank you to @pennstatefayette for having me visit and speak with students about something that is so needed. 

Video by: @pennstatefayette 
Blazer: @wearewildfang 

#speakingup #speaker #speakup #allyship #activebystandertraining #pennstate #message #campuspeak
I was 19 years old when I finally had the courage to come out to my family and friends. My friends apparently “already knew this” and were waiting for me to get it together. Haha. But I was most concerned with telling my mom. One day, knowing my roommate was out of town, I went into my dorm room and worked up the nerve to call my mom. I was already crying before she even picked up. As you can imagine, she was freaking out that I was crying because she thought someone hurt me. No, that wasn’t the case. All I could get out at the time was, “I don’t want you to be disappointed in me…I don’t want you to be disappointed in me.” I said it repeatedly. Then, I said THE WORDS, “Mom, I’m gay.” There was silence for a few seconds, and she responded, “How can I be disappointed in something that I already knew?” 
The amount of exhaling and weight off my shoulders was indescribable. Later that evening, she drove to my college that same night and took me out to dinner. Now, it wasn’t butterflies and gum drops immediately, but it really did get better. 
I know that I’m extremely blessed to have such an accepting support system. Unfortunately, some LGBTQ folks don’t receive this same acceptance and understanding. And it breaks my heart that parents can still disown their children for who they love or how they identify. My hope is one day we don’t have to “come out.” We can just be who we are and love who we love. Love never hurt anyone. 
To my LGBTQ family and friends, though it might not always seem like it, please know that you are seen, heard, and loved. No matter who you are. Whether it’s our blood family or chosen family, I hope we all get to experience love and acceptance…because you deserve it! Happy National Coming Out Day. 
#NationalComingOutDay #LGBTQ #mGwork #comingoutstory #comingout #comingoutday
Happy International Lesbian Day! ❤️

Today we celebrate lesbian love, history, diversity and culture. Sending love to my rainbow family. 

(Photo: this_foodie_can_run 😘)

#internationallesbianday #lgbtq🌈 #lesbianvisibility
“We are in a state of emergency. We need to call our allies…to take punches. To take kicks. To take hurt. To lose money. To save our lives.” — @iamjarijones 
Let’s talk about allyship. 
Country singer Maren Morris announced she is leaving the country music industry because of the deep seeded racism, homophobia, transphobia, and misogyny in the industry. This is what allyship looks like and should look like. Stop talking about it and be about it. It’s easy to say, “love is love” and “Black lives matter” but are your actions showing it? 
Please Note: We must put TRANS folks at the front. This is just a small example of allyship and Jara’s quote, but I need to be clear that TRANS women, especially TRANS women of color, continue to be assaulted and killed at an alarming rate (with little to no justice). As allies and fellow queer folks, we must not ignore it. When we talk about saving lives, let’s not forget to uplift and protect our trans sisters, brothers, and siblings.  #marenmorris #allyship #countrymusic #action #translivesmatter #inclusion #jarijones @marenmorris
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Diversity Without Tokenizing

Time and time again we hear people say they want more diversity in their organizations, school groups, events, etc. Well, how do you accomplish this? This keynote starts with defining the term diversity and what it means in regards to reaching your goal. In addition, Eboné shares ways to make sure your messaging is authentic as opposed to being a second thought. Through humor and experience, she also shares situations of being tokenized in various ways and how you can learn from it.

Eboné is often quoted as saying, “It’s one thing to have good intentions and another to be intentional.” This keynote dives into the difference between intention and intentional, and why deciphering the two is the building block to achieving diversity.

This keynote pushes attendees to make sure they feel empowered around the subject matter. And, participants will share their own diversity goals while they work through the best ways to tackle it. Students will leave with tangible tools that they can implement today!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The foundational definition of diversity
  • How to accomplish increasing diversity within your groups/members/guests/etc.
  • The difference between having good intentions vs. being intentional
  • 5 strategies to reach your diversity goal
How to be a Good Ally

We get it. You have Black and Brown friends and colleagues you adore. You exclaim, “Black Lives Matter!” For your LGBTQ friends, you believe “Love is Love”, and you post supportive images on your social media…but is that enough?

This program dives deeper into ways you can show up as an ally, not only during social justice movements but also in everyday life. Participants will take a hard look at how they currently show up in these spaces and how they can do better (with the right tools). Eboné will share ineffective vs. effective ways of ally activism. Participants will also look at breaking through un-comfortability and standing in their purpose. Now more than ever your voice is needed, no matter who you are!

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • An understanding of why allyship is important
  • Identifying forms of ally activism
  • How and when to speak up
  • How to be empowered (and confident) around uncomfortable conversations
Level Up Leadership

Regardless of who we are or where we come from, each one of us possesses the potential to be a leader. Yes, you!

From starting as a campus leader to spearheading her own business, Eboné Bell has directly witnessed that leadership doesn’t always demand the traditionally taught skills and qualifications. Her firsthand experience highlights the truth that every one of us holds the potential to be intentional leaders. Through conversation and real-world examples, Eboné will share the key traits of intentional leadership, while focusing on important aspects such as uncovering and overcoming fear and recognizing the value of belonging and authenticity in leadership.

This program is designed to empower participants to enhance their knowledge and skills needed to embrace intentional leadership and positively impact their campus community. But most importantly, it serves as a reminder that intentional leadership extends beyond individual efforts and encompasses the collective leadership of all. It acknowledges that while leadership begins from within, it is not solely about “me” but rather about the leadership of “we.” Because when WE level up, we all feel empowered.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The key traits of an intentional leader,
  • How to recognize the fear that prevents growth and opportunity,
  • How to create a campus culture committed to empowerment and belonging,
  • How to leverage the power of your voice to advocate for yourself and the community around you, and
  • The importance of authenticity and empathy.
Speak Up or Forever Hold Your Peace

If you had the opportunity to make someone feel seen, give someone equal access, or save someone from harm, would you do it? Many of us have witnessed problematic incidents or actions happen right in front of us, and too many times we did and said nothing. Now is not the time to sit back and be complicit. When it comes to being an active ally, the time is now to speak up.

Many people assume speaking up must be a public announcement of sorts, but that’s only one way to use your voice. The art of speaking up can be used in various ways and this keynote will give you the tools and best methods for you to find your voice and use it for good. Whether you’re shy, outspoken, or somewhere in between, this discussion will help you to identify the best way for you to show up when it’s needed.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • To identify the best methods to speak up
  • When and how to use your voice in various situations
  • How to breakthrough their fear of speaking up
Black History is American History

Many students don’t know or understand Black history. Most of America can count the number of Black changemakers and historical figures they learned about in school on one hand. But why are most of us limited to this knowledge of Black history? After all, Black history is American history. Black history continues to exist to expand American education and this keynote presentation was created to do just that.

By using the art of storytelling and relatability, Eboné creates a unique way of exploring Black historical figures, experiences, and important events that have shaped our past and present. It’s time to go beyond the Black history basics because knowing your past, helps open the doors to the future.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • New stories about Black culture and historical figures
  • How Black history has shaped our future
  • We all have more in common than we think
LGBTQ+ History & Pride

As we celebrate Pride month, this is a great time to assess how you show up for the LGBTQ+ community (and other groups who need your support). Your allyship is important now more than ever. But understanding why it’s important means understanding the history of the LGBTQ community. In this special Pride Talk, Eboné discusses the LGBTQ community past and present, and different ways you can be in action as an ally within your organization and amongst friends and family. No matter who you are or how you identify, we can all show up and be better allies Pride 365 and beyond.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • Obtaining a better understanding of the LGBTQ movement
  • Understanding LGBTQ terms and lingo
  • Why the LGBTQ community needs your support
  • Identifying forms of LGBTQ allyship