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Editor of Essence Magazine Speaks

Looking for a little inspiration from a very intelligent woman? Angela Burt-Murray speaks at Madame Walker Theatre about her experiences as the editor of Essence magazine. Indianapolis cultural district, Indiana Avenue, hosts this exciting Indianapolis event on Friday, March 19 at 7:30 pm. Learn a little about what it takes to be a major success from someone who knows: Angela Burt-Murray.

Essence magazine is the premiere African American women’s beauty magazine, and Angela Burt-Murray is at the center of it all as editor-in-chief. As the lady with the final decision on Essence’s editorial content, Burt-Murray welds her power with a mission. She aims to celebrate, inspire, entertain and empower the brand’s target audience of more than 8.5 million readers. On top of holding the title as the largest women’s niche publication with more than a million copies of each issue in circulation, essence.com is one of the fastest growing African American magazine website.

Angela Burt-Murry has been at the helm of Essence magazine sing 2005. She has taken the publication into the twenty first century with a vibrant new design, intended to reach a younger and more affluent audience. In addition to leading the way for women’s beauty, Essence magazine has been recognized for hard hitting editorial content about current events. Under her leadership, the magazine produced compelling stories about the AIDS crisis in Africa, the tragedy of Katrina, and leading politicians including Barak Obama and Condoleezza Rice.

Prior to taking the top spot at Essence magazine, Angela Burt-Murray was the executive editor of Teen People and the executive editor of Honey magazine. She has served as fashion and beauty editors at all three magazines at some point or another during her career. On top of her work in the journalistic field, Burt-Murray is the author of the critically acclaimed humor book The Angry Black Woman’s Guide to Life and a novel titled The Vow. She was named one of the top “40 under 40” by Crain’s New York Business and has appeared on media stations such as NBC, BET, CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and more.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, sits on the boards of Safe Horizons, The Overseas Press Club, the American Society of Magazine Editors and the South Orange Performing Arts Center. As a loving wife and mother to two children, Angela Burt-Murray successfully balances career and family, not an easy feat for anyone.

In her lecture Friday evening at the Madame Walker Theatre Center, Angela Burt-Murray will share her road to success, as well as a discussion of the obstacles she has faced in her life. Tickets to this empowering Indianapolis event are $40.00.

After this Indianapolis culture event, take advantage of the Spring splendor of Indianapolis downtown. Dine at any of the many fabulous Indianapolis restaurants, or simply relax over drinks at any of the refreshing Indianapolis bars. Stay tuned to Indianapolis News, Events and Information on Fun City Finder.com for all the latest on fun things to do in Indianapolis.

Angela Burt-Murray
Friday, March 19, 2010

Madame Walker Theatre
617 Indiana Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317.236.2099

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