Introducing The Women That Lead Ebony Media
Eden Bridgeman Sklenar - Chairwoman
After earning her MBA, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar transitioned to the role of Director of Marketing for ERJ Dining, LLC dba Chili’s Grill & Bar. Since becoming CMO of Manna Inc, Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar oversees the marketing department and the local store marketing engagement of all company brands. Mrs. Bridgeman Sklenar serves as an ambassador for Manna Inc to the Women's Food Service Forum (WFF) by bringing all of the benefits of WFF membership to life for Manna Inc.
Michele T Ghee - Chief Executive Officer
Ghee is a transformational leader that has generated over $1B in revenue while working for some of the most powerful media companies in the world including WME, CNN, A&E, The History Channel, and BET Networks. While at BET, Michele created and ran the first and only network for Black women: BETHer. She began her career at SBC Communications in Oakland, California and is now the CEO of the iconic Black media brands: EBONY and Jet.
Ghee has received the following awards and honors: Multichannel News 2019 Wonder Woman, Working Mother of the Year Award Class of 2018, The ADCOLOR Change Agent Award, and The American Advertising Federation Mosaic Role Model of the Year Award, to name a few.
Follow Michele T Ghee on Twitter: @iammicheleghee Instagram @iammicheleghee and LinkedIn: Michele T Ghee
Marielle Bobo - Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President, Programming
Marielle Bobo is a publishing industry veteran with two decades of fashion and beauty media experience. Most recently, Bobo was the Fashion Director of Essence Magazine. Widely known as a masterful creative director and stylist, she was tapped to support an extensive, internationally-focused expansion of the brand's fashion content across its print, digital, video, social and experiential properties. During her tenure, she launched the brand's Fashion House experiential series--a global platform for creatives of color. Bobo brought the unique mix of fashion shows, conversations and masterclasses to New York, New Orleans and Lagos in partnership with Target.
Keija Minor - Chief Operating Officer
"Minor made publishing history when she was named the first female African American Editor-in-Chief of a Condé Nast magazine in 2012. She accomplished this by taking an enormous personal risk in her 20s: After graduating cum laude from Howard University School of Law, she left a successful career and a six-figure salary to follow her passion, lobbying hard for an internship (with an 85% pay cut) at the startup travel magazine Travel Savvy. Acting on those instincts paid off: Her editorial skills proved formidable and her career trajectory was swift. Travel Savvy recognized her talent and in a few months she was the magazine's Editor-in-Chief. Minor went on to become managing editor of LA Confidential and Aspen Peak, and was named Editor-in-Chief of Gotham Magazine and then Uptown magazine before landing at venerable Conde Nast." - Premier Traveler
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