Chairman Mom’s first-ever retreat keeps getting more enticing.
I’m excited to announce that this week we’ve added another amazing powerhouse to the agenda: Vanessa De Luca, the former editor-in-chief of Essence magazine. De Luca made Essence a leader in the wave of women’s magazines doing more substantial reporting and research around issues that face women of color at work. She pioneered more content on how black women could build their careers in centers of power where they looked around and saw nobody who looked like them. She’s written and spoken a lot about the impact of the depiction of black women in media on young girls. She also presided over the creation of the Essence Festival, one of the hottest festival tickets of the summer. I recently got lost for an afternoon reading her past editor’s letters.