Renae L. Bluitt is a Brooklyn, New York-based filmmaker, digital content creator, and branding expert who serves as an advocate for Black women’s accurate representation in the media. With over a decade of experience, Renae has gained valuable insight into Black women entrepreneur’s narratives — a passion that she recently channeled into her first film as Creator and Executive Producer of the documentary, “She Did That.” which premiered at the ESSENCE Music Festival and is currently streaming on Netflix in the U.S., Canada, UK/Ireland, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. The film, which offers an up close and personal look at Black women entrepreneurs, addresses topics like the funding gap for women of color, and is the first film to ever be screened in a J.P. Morgan Chase branch location.
In 2009, inspired by the many successful women she’s met on her amazing journey, Renae launched ‘In Her Shoes’ blog which features Black women who are leaving their mark on the world and paving the path for generations to come. In its first two years, ‘In Her Shoes’ gained an impressive following and was named “Best Business Blog of the Year” in the 2011 Black Weblog Awards. In 2014, Renae was featured in a one-page Pantene advertorial in ESSENCE Magazine celebrating influential voices in the blogosphere. In 2016, Renae’s Holiday Shopping Guide featuring 75 Black women-owned brands gained national recognition in a three-minute segment that aired on Centric TV for over a year. Renae has received numerous awards and accolades as a champion for Black women entrepreneurs, including the 2016 Entrepreneurship Award from the NAACP Brooklyn chapter. Renae was recently honored in AT&T’s 2018 “Creators of Cool” Black History Month as a “modern day history maker.”
Renae’s platform, which provides a unique voice for Black women in business has garnered publicity in Forbes, Black Enterprise, ESSENCE, Design Sponge, Madame Noir, xonecole, Hello Beautiful, and NBC. She has worked as a content partner for major brands such as JP Morgan Chase, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, VH-1, Walmart, Luna Bar, and State Farm.
Through her roles as filmmaker, digital content creator, branding consultant, and influencer, Renae is driven by her commitment to lifting as she climbs, while inspiring women across the globe to do the same.