Mikki Taylor is the leading authority on “inner and outer beauty” for women of color and a compelling empowerment speaker who emboldens women to own their lives celebrate their beauty and master their purpose with distinction. Taylor has authored several books including the critically acclaimed Self-Seduction:Your Ultimate Path to Inner and Outer Beauty (Ballantine Random House); Commander-in-Chic: Every Woman’s Guide to Managing Her Style Like a First Lady (Simon and Schuster) and her latest Editor in Chic How to Style and Be Your Most Empowered Self (Simon and Schuster). Today the former Beauty & Cover Director at ESSENCE magazine serves as the publication’s Editor-at-Large hosting its audience at such live events as the ESSENCE Festival’s PowerStage and Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey. Taylor who has over 30 years experience in media, has made telling the stories of women of color her life’s work because of her strong desire to bring the beauty strengths and amazing complexities of womanhood to life. Taylor is also President of Satin Doll Productions Inc. a strategic branding consulting and communications company that helps companies carve out effective marketing initiatives in the beauty and lifestyle space. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC Today, The View, Steve Harvey Show and such networks as CNN, CBS, OWN and BET. She’s worked with some of the world’s most fascinating and influential people including Rosa Parks, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey and more. Among Taylor's most treasured experiences was the joy of serving as an instructor at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa at the special invitation of Oprah Winfrey; speaking at the 2018 De Beers Global Women’s Summit in Botswana to entrepreneurs on consumer engagement and receiving the National Urban League Trailblazer Award in July 2019.