Whitney Headen

Head of Digital Marketing, ESSENCE Magazine

Whitney Headen

Head of Digital Marketing, ESSENCE Magazine
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Biography

Known for her tremendous work ethic and commitment to results, simply put, Whitney Headen gets things done. Marrying skillful execution with an undeniable marketing prowess, she’s risen swiftly through the ranks and is quickly earning a reputation as one to watch in the marketing world. In her current role as the Head of Digital Marketing for ESSENCE Magazine, she steers the direction and leads strategy for the iconic publication’s website, email and social media platforms.

She oversees a team that creates and connects top tier brands with fresh, inspired content with the brand’s 14 million consumers each month. A leader at work and beyond, Whitney is passionate about the next generation. In addition to her dozens of mentees and former interns, she regularly shares career building and personal finance advice with young professionals and millennials through speaking, writing, and coaching.

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