Susan L. Taylor

Editor/Writer/Entrpreneur

As the soul of Essence magazine for over three decades, Susan L. Taylor was the driving force behind one of the most celebrated African-American business success stories. The Harlem-born divorced single mother began her career at Essence in 1970, the year the magazine launched. As Editor-in-Chief from 1981 to 2000, Taylor built the Essence brand, guiding it through a period of phenomenal growth to a readership of over 8 million. She’s also penned the popular “In the Spirit” column and wrote the best-selling books, In the Spirit: The Inspirational Writings of Susan L.Taylor, and Lessons in Living and Confirmation: The Spiritual Wisdom That Has Shaped Our Lives. She was inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame, and won the NAACP President’s Award in 2006.

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News: Susan Taylor's Words of Inspiration

National: Susan Taylor urges women to value themselves. (3/19/2013)

Black Girls Rock 2012: The Honorees

Honoring these extraordinary women at Black Girls Rock! '12 on Sunday, November 4 at 7P/6C!

Black Girls Rock 2012: The Honorees

Honoring these extraordinary women at Black Girls Rock '12!

Photos: Leading Women Defined's 2011 Dorothy Height Luncheon

Participants at the 2011 Leading Women Defined Summit attend a luncheon honoring late civil rights icon Dorothy Height. See photos.

BET's Leading Women Defined Conference Gives Back

Summit focuses on leveraging the strength of Black women to make an impact.

Photos: 2011 Leading Women Defined Summit

See some of the exceptional women who took part in last year's Leading Women Defined summit in D.C.
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