Credits: Hidden Figures and Roxanne Roxanne
MIMI VALDÉS is Chief Creative Officer at i am OTHER.
For more than 20 years, award-winning multi-hyphenate (chief creative officer, writer, editor, producer, speaker) Mimi has changed the way the world consumes pop culture.
Mimi’s background in journalism — she’s a former editor-in-chief of VIBE and Latina magazines — provides a road map for each project she works on.
Whether influencing the creation of the ground-breaking 24-hour-music video Happy; co-producing Sundance Film Festival and Cannes Film Festival indie darling Dope (2015); serving as an Executive Producer on the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures (2016); producing Roxanne Roxanne (2018), a biopic about hip hop icon Roxanne Shante, or overseeing film and television endeavours for Pharrell Williams’ company, i am OTHER, she creates content with a lasting impact.
Regardless of the medium, venue or audience, Mimi’s message stays true to her core belief that storytelling should entertain, educate and inspire humanity.
A passion to influence the next generation of storytellers is reflective in all that Mimi does.
She’s a proud alumna of New York University’s prestigious journalism program.
A native New Yorker, she resides in Brooklyn and LA with her husband.