As content creators, strategists and innovators, maestra defines a prism for content, communication and practice that is inclusive, socially moving, authentic and long-lasting.

maestra is a Black women-owned social impact and cultural strategy agency, founded by De’Ara Balenger & Stacie Gillian. We build scalable, strategic partnerships that last, and help our clients navigate challenging and nuanced environments. Our individualized methodology opens up pathways to untapped markets, making a lasting, positive impression on existing and new audiences alike. We do this by guiding companies toward more mission driven work that aligns with their DNA. Our results have shown that building equitable environments correlates to an improved bottom line.


Stacie Gillian + De'Ara Balenger, Founders.