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Luvvie Ajayi, Opal Tometi and More, Recognized In Essence's 'Woke 100 Women' Issue

Essence Magazine releases its inaugural 'Woke 100 Women' issue featuring Luvvie Ajayi, #BlackLivesMatter co-founder Opal Tometi, Shonda Rhimes and more.

The phrase "stay woke" like "on fleek" and "yolo" is well on its way to being inducted into the Overkill Hall of Fame. But for now "woke" still has some currency in today's climate of heightened online awareness.

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The Come Up: How Luvvie Ajayi Took Over The World

We look into how Luvvie Ajayi, the internet's favorite culture critic, went from a buzzy blogger to a best selling author.

This feature is in conjunction with our inaugural list—“OkayAfrica’s 100 Women”—where we take a look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora.

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Luvvie Ajayi Calls Out Tech Conference for Unequal Payment Policies

Luvvie Ajayi addresses the gender pay gap in the conference industry.

The gender pay gap is real. It's an unjust reality that exists for women in just about every industry, and it's even worse for women of color. Public speaking is one of many industries where the problem persists, and popular author and speaker Luvvie Ajayi wants that to change.

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OkayAfrica’s 100 Women

OkayAfrica's 100 Women is our first annual look at the women making an impact on the African continent and in the diaspora. From the biggest names in culture to young up-and-comers, we've got 'em.

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