Head of Digital Marketing, ESSENCE
WHITNEY MARI is the definition of a multi-hyphenate. A media executive, mentor, millennial strategist, content producer, marketing genius and natural born storyteller, Whitney is making waves in both the professional corporate world and also the digital media space, with her new educational startup, The Life Currency. Known for her tremendous work ethic and results-driven mentality, Whitney has an undeniable marketing prowess, that has allowed her to quickly advance through the corporate ranks. With over a decade of experience in the corporate media world, Whitney has mastered the notion of successfully marrying skillful execution with commitment to results in all of her past leadership positions at companies like Viacom, iHeart, Defy, and in her most recent position as Head of Digital Marketing for ESSENCE Magazine. Whitney is passionate about the next generation and regularly emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusion within the professional workplace to her dozens of mentees and former interns. She is frequently sourced out and consistently shares career building and personal finance advice with young professionals and millennials from all walks of life through speaking, writing and coaching engagements/projects – and this is how her mentorship-driven digital community was born.