ESSENCE Magazine's Mikki Taylor to Speak on Mastering Life, Mastering Challenges and Branding Yourself at the 2011 Power Conference: Women Doing Business

Aug 16, 2011, 16:30 ET from The Power Conference: Women Doing Business

ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikki Taylor, Editor-at-Large of ESSENCE Magazine, will be the Keynote Speaker at the 2011 Power Conference: Women Doing Business, on September 7th 2011.  The conference will be held at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center in North Bethesda, Maryland.  Taylor will share a message of empowerment titled Master Your Life: Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be! She will cover 10 simple directives serving as lessons that include mastering challenges, and self branding.

Taylor joined ESSENCE in 1980, became the magazine's Beauty and Cover Editor in 1986, and became Editor-at-Large in 2010.  Just a few noteworthy landmarks in Taylor's career include producing the groundbreaking magazine covers for celebrities like Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Queen Latifah, and First Lady Michelle Obama and her family.  In addition to authoring two books, Self Seduction: Your Ultimate Plan to Inner and Outer Beauty and Commander in Chic, Every Woman's Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (waiting to be published in November of this year), Taylor has contributed beauty and lifestyle commentary on network television shows and media outlets such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View and Today, just to name a few.  Her success in positively influencing the mindset of women and providing guidance on what inspires has put her in the position to influence the product lines of leading cosmetic companies. Today, Taylor furthermore contributes to ESSENCE Magazine's distinctive cover concepts, collaborates on photo sessions and offers her notable and famed touch to marketing events and celebrity endeavors with ESSENCE Communications, Inc. Taylor also leads her own strategic branding, consulting, and communication company.

The Power Conference: Women Doing Business is designed to promote business development for women in business through networking, education, and marketing opportunities.  Attendees will enjoy a stellar business development conference to promote the growth of women-owned businesses and accelerate the careers of business women. Educational workshops will address three hot business topics including Business Development and Contracting, Technology and Marketing and Personal Development for Business Growth. To view the full list of speakers, visit

Held at the Bethesda North Marriott and Conference Center in North Bethesda, Maryland, the conference will take place on September 7, 2011 from 8:00am to 4:00 pm followed by a regional networking reception hosted by Constant Contact from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.  

Register online at For questions regarding the conference, contact Nancy Regelin at 301-230-5224, or Naomi Abrams at 301-933-WORK (9675) or via email at or

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