Iman N. Milner is a culture writer with bylines at XoNecole, RollingStone, Shondaland, Refinery29, Black Enterprise, and many others. She specializes in celebrity profiles as well as long-form essays covering a variety of topics.
As AARP’s Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Edna Kane Williams has the responsibility for driving AARP’s enterprise diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy encompassing our workforce, workplace, and marketplace. She leads strategies for multicultural audiences and age discrimination and oversees the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Advisory Council and AARP’s Strategic Enterprise Employee Resource Groups. Before this appointment, she served as Senior Vice President of Multicultural Marketing at AARP.Kane Williams holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.A from George Washington University. She was a Coro Foundation Fellow and a Diversity Executive Leadership Program fellow for the American Society of Association Executives. Kane Williams was also named one of Diversity Woman Magazine’s Elite 100 for 2022. She is currently on the advisory board for the forthcoming Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum, the Board of Trustees for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre Company, and the Legal Counsel for the Elderly. She previously served as a board member of the Black Women’s Health Imperative and The Center for Responsible Lending.
DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense attorney turned travel writer, author, and senior level editor. The Charlotte, NC native has touched all 7 continents, traveled to over 40 countries, and even lived and worked in South Korea. Her passion lies in educating others on how to see the world. IG: @brokeandabroadlife.
Dawn E. Shedrick, LCSW, is a caregiver advocate and author of Courageous Contemplation: A Guided Journal for Family CareGivers of Chronically Ill, Disabled, and Elderly Loved Ones.
Francene Hill, a freelance writer based in Silver Spring, MD is writing a biography of her mother Kermit Hill, who shares her name with the frog on Sesame Street. At readings and open mic events, Francene enjoys sharing from her work in progress, titled “Tiny Tots in Tiaras and Tuxedos.” Francene is a proud alumna of Smith College and Penn State University. Find Francene on Instagram and Threads @golf4fun09
Diedra Meredith is a native daughter of New Orleans. She is the creator of The New Orleans Four Legacy Project which includes a 3-part docuseries. She is a former Contract Captain of 1199 SEIU and an alumna of St. Mary’s Academy High School in New Orleans and Louisiana State University Baton Rouge.