The Center for Research, Engagement and Collaboration in African American Life’s “Black Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Business Leaders Series” will present a public conversation with Dawn Davis, the first Black female editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit. This virtual event will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Last year, Dawn Davis became one of the few Black top editors in Condé Nast’s history. In her wide-ranging role, she will lead the Bon Appétit brand and have editorial control of the company’s food outlets “Epicurious,” “Healthyish” and “Basically” across all media, including print, digital, social media and video. Davis brings over 30 years of experience as a prominent editor and executive who has been one of the few Black power players in the book world. In her role as a vice president at Simon & Schuster, she founded and published “37 Ink,” an outlet promoting and advancing the stories and work of marginalized voices. She also brings her avid cooking skills and a general passion for culinary cultures to this role. Davis is the author of “If You Can Stand the Heat: Tales From Chefs and Restaurateurs,” which includes profiles of chefs such as Edna Lewis and Anthony Bourdain.
Join the Center for RECAAL for a riveting conversation with this powerful business leader about her history-making career plans to advance African American voices in the culinary world.
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