Bita Milanian is a respected marketing executive who is passionate about giving back to her community. She currently serves as the SVP of Global Marketing for Ribbon (rbbn.com), a publicly traded global communications company serving 140 countries. Prior to joining Ribbon, she held the top post of Executive Director at Farhang Foundation (farhang.org) and is also the founder of the creative agency Butterfly Buzz (bflybuzz.com), which she still operates as a means to continue her humanitarian work, support up-and-coming artists, as well as non-profits, to enable them to increase their profiles and optimize their brands.
An active community organizer, Bita actively volunteers her time and expertise in support of numerous causes and is a popular speaker at various conferences and programs on the topics of technology, philanthropy, art, culture, social justice and gender equality.
Bita has been a social media influencer and blogger since 2000, leveraging her expertise in online platforms for business to raise the profiles of global entrepreneurs, immigrants, and artists. In 2019 she was recognized by Conscious Company Media as one of the top 35 World-Changing Women and by Capacity Media as an Agent of Change during their Women in Tech 2019 Awards, CIOLOOK MAGAZINE also recognized her recently as part of the 10 Most Successful Businesswomen to Watch in 2020. Bita is also a Forbes contributor, as a member of Forbes Communications Council, as well as a member of the prestigious CHIEF.com network. Although an Angeleno for over 30 years, Bita considers herself a global citizen and focuses her efforts on that scale. She is fluent in Persian and German, and proficient in conversational Spanish, French and Azeri.
As a world traveler, she has had the pleasure of experiencing cuisines from many cultures. She enjoys trying new and bold flavors and is inspired to create and share them at BitaKitchen.com. “Food connects us,” Bita writes, “and when we are connected, we have the power to bring cultures together for positive change.” Bita is also the host and producer of the monthly radio show “B the Change” airing on Radio Iran KIRN670AM.