Lauren Williams

Lauren N. Williams is the features editor for Essence. She assigns and edits articles, profiles and special reports on topics including reproductive rights, gun violence, politics, public health and social justice. She also manages Essence’s career, finance and technology content. Articles she has edited have won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. Her work has also been nominated for a 2017 National Magazine Award.

Williams is also a 2018 Fellow at Harvard’s Nieman Foundation for Journalism. She studying the historic contributions of black women to American society, with a focus on how they have shaped culture and trends.

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