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EmpireLifeMag.Com launched May 1, 2015. Regarded as the premier lifestyle digital platform for millennial entrepreneurial women of color, Empire Life’s Creator-in-Chief, Asia Horne sought to fill a void she noticed in media.

“I noticed a void in the exposure of female entrepreneurs, specifically of color, that couldn’t go unnoticed any longer. I had to find a way to address it.”

EmpireLifeMag.Com strives to serve as a guide for aspiring businesses and brands as well as advocate for established women in business who deserve a platform to shine.

All content is curated by contributors nationwide; women who are entrepreneurs, brand professionals, life coaches, doctors and more. We are the voice of the young woman of the millennium who wished to build her own empire.

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empirelifemag.comAsia Horne, Creator and Editor-in-Chief, asia@empirelifemag.com

Hailing from Flint, MI by way of Grand Rapids, Asia created EmpireLifeMag.Com in late 2014. Since then, Horne has been completely hands-on in the process of developing the brand, all through the use of social and digital media. Asia envisioned and facilitated execution of: securing an LLC, acquiring a strong team of executive staff and contributors, designing the brand’s visual marketing and more. A 2013 graduate of Grand Valley State University, Asia obtained a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Public Relations.

 

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Isoke Karamoko, Executive Editor, isoke@empirelifemag.com

Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Isoke joined the EmpireLifeMag.Com team in early 2015. As the pulse of the digital site, Isoke facilitates the contributor intake process and coordinates themes, post topics and more. Lover of all things style and fashion, Isoke is the Chief Creative Officer of Masani, a skillfully curated online retailer providing complementary accessories to professional women. A 2011 graduate of Grand Valley State University, Isoke obtained a B.B.A in Business, Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

 

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Amanda Battles, Founding Member/Public Relations Strategist, amanda@houseofbattles.com

A product of Chicago, IL, Amanda became part of the EmpireLifeMag.Com team in early 2015. As PR Director,  Amanda develops effective public relations strategies for Empire Life Magazine. Passionate about social justice and responsibility, she is the Chief Changemaker of House of Battles. Amanda is a proud alum of Florida A&M, where she obtained a B.S. in Journalism/PR and is currently pursuing an M.P.S. from The George Washington University.

 

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Cesley Burgess, Contributing Editor, cesley@empirelifemag.com

A proud Floridian by way of Miami, Cesley joined the EmpireLifeMag.Com team as a contributor in 2015. She is now our new Contributing Editor, aiding in campaign and theme strategy and signature event coordination. Cesley is a certified Empowerment, Personal & Business Coach via the International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited, CaPP Institute as well as the Creator & Founder of Solace Services, LLC. Cesley obtained a B.A. of Science in Interpersonal Organizational Communication from the University of Central Florida.