Many know her as saleswoman Lily Adams in AT&T’s popular series of commercials, but it is Milana’s compelling story as an ex-refugee and advocate for combatting the global refugee crisis that is truly capturing the world’s attention. At the age of two, she fled religious persecution in Uzbekistan with her parents to make a home in America. Twenty-five years later, she co-founded the grassroots #CantDoNothing organization, created to encourage others to give their time, money, and voice to assist refugees worldwide.
In 2016, Milana was named among the top 100 thinkers, makers and doers in marketing and media by Adweek, which described her as a “creative force for good.” She now brings that force to audiences as she shares her inspiring journey to becoming a self-made artist and activist. Charismatic, funny and illuminating on stage, she encourages audiences to become active citizens, discover the issues important to them, and realize the power of one person to change the world.