Blake Newby | The Importance of Lifting Each Other Up

Is it possible to go from freelance to an executive? The answer is YES and in our interview with Blake Newby, she shares her journey and offers the pros and cons - and how it’s important to bring others up who are on our journey. Blake has had an incredible career as beauty writer with bylines in publications such as Allure, Cosmo, and NYLON, just to name a few. She is now Beauty & Style Editor at Essence. A longtime beauty obsessive, she's transformed her longtime love of all things hair, makeup, skincare and fragrance into a career. You won’t want to miss this truly inspiring episode.

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