For the third year in a row, ESSENCE is proud to present our Woke 100 list, featuring an illustrious group of women at the top of their professional games. These dynamic women are creating and curating art and literature, fighting in the trenches for justice and equity, and working tirelessly to reimagine and build a world where Black women thrive.
This year’s Woke 100 list includes award-winning filmmaker and prolific writer dream hampton, civil rights leader Samaria Rice, auteur and cultural lightning rod Ava Duvernay, award-winning journalist Nikole Hannah Jones, and so many more outstanding women.
“Each year, ESSENCE’s Woke 100 list highlights the movers and shakers who are taking a stand and making a difference where they are,” MoAna Luu, ESSENCE Chief Content & Creative Officer, said. “Whether on the national stage, the boardroom, political arena or the classroom, we applaud their continuous efforts to not only inspire others but also to affect change.”
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