Author, speaker, and philanthropist Susan L. Taylor has inspired millions of women around the world. From being fashion and beauty editor at Essence magazine upon its founding in 1970, to becoming editor-in-chief, Taylor was a driving force in the magazine’s success for more than two decades. She helped expand the multimillion-dollar brand, executive producing TV shows as well as spearheading its book publishing arm and music festival. Her popular column, “In the Spirit” lead to a New York Times bestseller of the same name.
Taylor now focuses her time heading National CARES Mentoring Movement, the nonprofit she founded to connect black mentors with youth advocacy programs.
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