Who We Are

Illuminessence is a lifestyle e-magazine celebrating young professional women and their exemplary accomplishments.

  • Distinctively Fabulous
    Illuminessence showcases and appeals to fabulous, success-driven women who are excelling in their professional pursuits.
  • Uniquely Diverse
    Illuminessence is a unique platform showcasing women from various professional spheres with a common desire to make their mark.

Mission

To celebrate, illuminate and inspire professional women.

Vision

To empower young professional women by highlighting their individual successes.

Letter from the Publisher

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Welcome to Illuminessence!

Illuminessence is a lifestyle e-magazine celebrating young, professional women and their exemplary accomplishments. It provides a unique platform to showcase diverse women from various professional spheres with a common desire to make their mark.

Illuminessence stems from my passion to celebrate exceptional accomplishments of women, most of whom are unsung heroines. This desire has been nurtured by the remarkable women within my family, especially my mother who epitomizes strength, courage and tenacity in both her personal and professional pursuits. As a mom, I hope to inspire my children through the examples of leadership illustrated in Illuminessence.

There are lots of inspirational women making tremendous professional strides. It is important that we continually recognize and celebrate our own successes. Through each feature, we hope you recognize your potential and become a role model for others to emulate. By illuminating legacies whose leadership and tenacity has paved the way for the next generation of fem-leaders, we can draw on the invaluable wisdom and experiences of these pioneers and be inspired by their example.

We also commend the courage of our “Guys who get it”, for their contribution to furthering women’s social mobility and community-development. We encourage you to be a part of the Illuminessence Young Professional Women’s Network, which we hope to utilize as a vehicle to further enhance the professional development of women, through a series of signature events and initiatives each year.

Illuminessence has evolved from an idea into reality, as a result of the unwavering dedication and hard work of a unique team of distinctively diverse women and one “guy who gets it”. As we continue to evolve, we look forward to sharing inspirational features and insightful articles with you. I hope Illuminessence inspires you to pursue your passions, strive for excellence in your professional pursuits and live life with delightful exuberance!

 

Keep Illuminating,

May-Marie Duwai-Sowa

Publisher / Editor in Chief