Essence and Toyota’s Future 15 Event

Style Magazine Newswire | 7/21/2017, 1:32 p.m.
Essence celebrated a new class of innovators, creators and risk takers at its Future 15 event. During the invitation-only celebration, ...
(Left to right): Swivel founders Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert; The Shade Room founder Angie Nwandu; artist Laolu Senbanjo; Essence Midwest Sales Director Paul Johnson, Burrell Senior Media Planner Amina Mance; Toyota Media Planner Lorenzo Harris; Essence Editor-in-Chief Vanessa De Luca; influencer Tanyka Renee Henry; actress Logan Browning; and stylist Ade Samuel. /(Photos, Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images.)

Essence celebrated a new class of innovators, creators and risk takers at its Future 15 event. During the invitation-only celebration, Essence spotlighted fifteen Black millennial disruptors who are creating a new definition for success from across a variety of genres including entertainment, fashion, tech, music, travel and more. Honorees in attendance included: Swivel founders Jihan Thompson and Jennifer Lambert; The Shade Room founder Angie Nwandu; artist Laolu Senbanjo, influencer Tanyka Renee Henry; actress Logan Browning (star of the Netflix hit series, Dear White People); and celeb stylist Ade Samuel. Future 15 was sponsored by Toyota.