Date & Time
Thursday, September 21, 2023, 11:55 AM - 12:25 PM

How Essence Ventures CEO’s Purpose-Driven Life Led to a Thriving Career
Featuring Caroline A. Wanga, President and CEO, Essence Ventures
Interviewed by Tania Rahman, Social Media Director, Fast Company


Caroline A. Wanga first made a name for herself at Target, working her way up from intern to chief culture, diversity, and inclusion officer. Now, in her current role as president and CEO of Essence Ventures, she’s managing a dynamic portfolio of brands including Beautycon, Afropunk, and Essence Communications. Wanga shares how grappling with early life challenges led her to blaze a trail toward a flourishing career, and why being true to herself played a significant role in the journey.

Session Type
Leadership and Inclusion, Creativity
Convene – Forum
Caroline A. Wanga