Posted on: December 3, 2023 Posted by: Christina Bronner Comments: 1

Exciting Partnership Announcement: Upscale Magazine Teams Up with the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder, Watchen Nyanue Hampton, for an Exclusive Career Advice Column in January 2024!

We are thrilled to announce a dynamic partnership between Upscale Magazine and the renowned talent management strategist, speaker, and facilitator, Watchen Nyanue Hampton! Starting this January, readers can look forward to an exclusive advice column that will provide invaluable insights into navigating the corporate world and cultivating success.

Watchen Nyanue Hampton

About Watchen Nyanue Hampton: A proud immigrant, Watchen was born in Liberia and immigrated to Chicago in 1991 after living through the Liberian civil war. As the Founder and CEO of “I Choose the Ladder,” she has played a pivotal role in guiding Fortune 500 companies, including industry giants such as Nike, McDonald’s, and Best Buy. With over fifteen years of corporate experience, Watchen’s expertise resides at the intersection of talent, culture, and strategy. Her innovative approach to talent management has reshaped work environments, empowering both individual contributors and leaders to shape the future of corporate America.

A Legacy of Success: Before founding “I Choose the Ladder,” Watchen served as the Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for the 2021 WNBA Champions, the Chicago Sky. Her impressive career includes roles at renowned companies such as Comedy Central, Hearst Digital, Yahoo!, and Johnson Publishing Company. Watchen brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of creating inclusive and inspiring work environments.

Watchen Nyanue Hampton

Educational Achievements: Watchen is a proud alumnus of the Posse Foundation and holds a Bachelor’s in Communication from DePauw University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Her educational background adds depth to her strategic approach, reflecting in her ability to bridge communication gaps and drive success in the corporate landscape.

What to Expect: Watchen’s career advice column in Upscale Magazine will offer readers a unique perspective on navigating the challenges of corporate life. From career advancement strategies to fostering an inclusive workplace culture, Watchen will share her insights and wisdom to empower individuals to thrive in their professional journeys.

Mark Your Calendars: The first installment of Watchen Nyanue Hampton’s exclusive career advice column will debut in the January 2024 on Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable advice from a trailblazer in talent management and corporate strategy.

Together, Upscale and I Choose the Ladder’s, Watchen Nyanue Hampton, will embark on a journey of empowerment and enlightenment, to help you navigate climbing the corporate ladder!

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