Veronica Chambers is a prolific writer and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl. A contributor to several anthologies, including the bestselling Bitch in the House, she’s been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Newsweek. She is currently a JSK Knight Fellow at Stanford.
Caroline Clarke is an award-winning journalist whose experience spans print, digital and television outlets. In her 19 years at Black Enterprise, she has served in a number of key roles including senior editor and editor-at-large, Black Enterprise magazine; editorial director, Black Enterprise Books; and general manager, Interactive Media, where she helped to run blackenterprise.com as well as launch other digital platforms for Black Enterprise content delivery, including an emerging mobile platform. In addition, as editorial director of the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, she determined the editorial direction and theme of the nation’s largest annual conference targeting African American women executives.
Marcia Ann Gillespie
A trailblazer in the magazine industry and a leader in the women’s movement, Marcia Ann Gillespie is a respected and award-winning activist, editor, educator and writer.
She is a former editor-in-chief of two groundbreaking magazines, Essence (1971-1980) and Ms. (1993-2001), and was also the President of Liberty Media for Women, the company she co-founded with Gloria Steinem that took ownership of Ms. in 1998. Gillespie is a visiting professor at SUNY Old Westbury College. She joined the faculty in the American Studies department in 2010 and currently teaches writing for media and a special course on African Americans and the Mass Media.