The Company We Speak is model management that develops and nurtures careers for models and creatives across all identities. Founded in 2013, We Speak was the first domino in the movement for an equitable fashion world.
By working collaboratively with brands, holding open conversations, providing resources, and maintaining productive relationships, we cultivate the change we want to see in the world. With a nationwide presence within the U.S., our models are seen in print campaigns, commercials, and runways world wide. Off camera, our models are producing content, writing novels, making art, performing, speaking on panels, climbing mountains, growing waste-free gardens, contributing to DEI efforts, and more.

Our Partners

adore me
Alexis Bittar
american eagle
Bergdorf Goodman
calvin klein
christopher john rogers
cole haan
David's Bridal
designer shoe warehouse

Eileen Fisher
Free People
JVN Hair
Kate Spade
keys soulcare
laura mercier
mac cosmetics

mara hoffman
old navy
opening ceremony
rachel antonoff
refinery 29

savage fenty
teen vogue
tommy hilfiger
ulta beauty
Victoria's Secret

Our Team

Briauna Mariah

Briauna Mariah President, Founder | She/Her

My story echoes the stories of many models who have been treated poorly in fashion. I came to New York to model and in less than two weeks, I lost nearly two dress sizes. I was applauded and encouraged to tell other models my secret. For months, I was overworked and barely ate. At a size 2, my biggest insecurity at the time — my thighs — were called “too doughy.” And after six months, I still hadn’t received payment for the work I had done. In 2013, I decided to put an end to these experiences by starting We Speak Model Management. We Speak was, and is, a call for the fashion industry to do better.

I was the driving force behind We Speak, with the goal to uproot fashion industry norms, until 2020. Today, We Speak is a top contender in an ever-changing market with a well-rounded team passionate about our values and mission. I couldn’t do this without them. My personal journey and the growth of We Speak have been intertwined. Tackling beauty standards, combating tokenism, and opening important conversations with brands about how to push the industry further are core values that have informed We Speak’s every decision from the start. The execution and refinement of these goals are ever-evolving.

Antonia Predovan Vice President | They/Them

Serving as the VP, Antonia oversees We Speak’s business development efforts, special projects and operations. Prior to joining We Speak, they worked as a strategist behind some of the world's most recognized global brand extensions. Their focus was on understanding retail trends and consumer demands and translating that knowledge into revenue by unlocking brand’s equity in a sound and reputable way.

Antonia is thrilled to be able to leverage their expertise in order to augment representation for the diverse community that We Speak supports. Since joining in 2020, they have been instrumental in solidifying the company as the world's premier modeling agency that champions representation for people of all walks of life regardless of shape, size, gender, or ability.

Antonia Predovan
Quincie Zari

Quincie Zari Talent Development | She/They

Quincie joined the We Speak team in 2021. With a background in African American studies focused on Black Image in Media, Quincie’s dedication to equitable representation and dismantling white supremacy in media is at the core of all their work. This knowledge helped influence the creation of the We Speak pledge.

With her role in talent development, Quincie works closely with new and established faces developing their skills and portfolios to help them book their next campaign. When not working with We Speak as a team member, Quincie models as one of the We Speak models, freelance produces, and is busy being a Gemini with too many interests to count.

Angelique Swan Junior Booker | She/Her

Angelique has a background in digital operations and direct to consumer e-commerce. She has worked closely with many of We Speak's partners prior to joining the company, including Saks 5th Ave, Mara Hoffman, and Zero + Maria Cornejo. Angelique understands how important consumer representation is in fashion.

She is passionate about holding the industry accountable for its environmental and social impact and aims to help change the perception of what a model should look like. When not at work, Angelique enjoys going to museums, outdoor activities like hiking, swimming and being near the ocean. She also loves trying new restaurants in the city and exploring parks in north Bronx.

Angelique Swan
Ralph Joseph

Ralph Joseph Accountant | He/Him

Ralph is an accountant originally from the Caribbean island of Haiti. He enjoys traveling, spending time with his family, and watching and playing sports.

Ralph is new to the fashion industry and loves being a part of the We Speak family. He loves the We Speak culture, mission, and the opportunities put in place for everyone to be successful.