Recap: Media Women Help Launch ‘Mobilizing Color’ at Dinner Inside Beauty & Essex

It started from an idea that Strength of Nature Marketing Director Charlene Dance had.

How do recognized and emerging leaders that share a commitment to the industries they serve actively participate and endorse corporations who want to super-serve the multicultural consumer?

Charlene Dance with Michaela Angela Davis
Charlene Dance with Michaela Angela Davis

It’s called Mobilizing Color and it’s a way for those entrenched in the multicultural community to be part of the conversation from start to finish.

During the intimate launch dinner held at Beauty & Essex (146 Essex Street), Dance spoke of the importance for influencers to raise their voices and be taken seriously by the companies who parachute and use our resources.

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Danielle Young, Strength of Nature’s Camila Crews and Madame Noire’s Brande Victorian

Michaela Angela Davis, Ebony magazine’s editor-in-chief Kierna Mayo and ColorComm founder Lauren Wesley Wilson also spoke of the need for women to support each other in their various endeavors.

great dinner. great room. #mobilizingcolor

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Attendees included bloggers Kela Walker, Renae Bluitt and Ty Alexander, Time, Inc.’s Geneva Thomas, The Root’s Danielle Young and Kim Wilson, Madame Noire’s managing editor Brande Victorian, Atlantic Records’ Joi Pitts and ABC News’ Joi-Marie McKenzie.

Photo Credit: Jerome Shaw