Candace Owens is one of the most recognized and influential voices in modern American conservatism. She is a bestselling author, political & cultural commentator and businesswoman, who co-founded BLEXIT, now powered by Turning Point USA to drive conservative principles into urban minority communities in the United States.
Her New York Times bestselling book ‘Blackout: How Black America can make its second escape from the Democrat Plantation’, released in 2020, achieved bestseller status within the first week and has gone on to sell hundreds of thousands copies across the world.
She launched BLEXIT in 2018 with the aim of taking conservative American values into communities that have been worst affected by government dependency, particularly inner-city minority neighborhoods. Since then, BLEXIT founded over thirty-five state chapters and hosted tens of thousands of minority Americans at events across the United States.
She is also the host of ‘Candace’ on the Daily Wire, a late night political and cultural show that combines current events with Candace’s signature blend of humor and firebrand analysis. Prior to this, she hosted ‘The Candace Owens Show’ on PragerU, a weekly deep dive podcast with a variety of figures across the political and cultural aisle.
With a combined social media presence of over 11 million followers, hundreds of media interviews, two Congressional committee testimonies, speeches at over 60 American and International Universities as well as speeches at events all across the United States & Europe, she has become known as one of the most strident commentators in the modern political and cultural sphere.
Prior to her entrepreneurial pursuits she was Communications Director for the student advocacy group, Turning Point USA and worked at a private equity firm in Manhattan, serving as Vice-President to their administration. She attended the University of Rhode Island and took executive training courses at the NYU Stern School of Business.