About YP Empire
The Digital Magazine for the Young Professional Woman of Color
Founded June 2014, YP Empire was established for the multidimensional young professional by Shenise N. Foote-Vann. Mrs. Foote-Vann had a humble childhood. Though she had a love for magazines, she craved more content that spoke to and for her. She often felt dismissed and forgotten by media outlets as a girl with course hair, full lips, ambition, and entrepreneurial desires. The establishment of YP Empire was the beginning of fulfilling those desires. In 2016, as racism and misogyny seem to flourish, Mrs. Foote-Vann knew there was another disparity largely unmet. Albeit progression, media outlets were still dismissing and forgetting her. In March 2016, after much thought, consideration, and prayer, she decided to dedicate YP Empire to the forgotten woman, the black woman. Offering the latest news and stories in Career, Culture, Fashion, and Lifestyle, YP Empire is the one-stop arena for the ambitious woman of color.