Speaker Profile

Charli Penn
Relationships and Weddings Editor / Essence.com

Charli Penn is the relationships and weddings editor for Essence.com, where she taps into the pulse of Black women’s online conversations on love, dating and sex with engaging daily feature content and shares Black love at its finest by editing Essence.com’s famous “Bridal Bliss” and “Just Engaged” features. She has been a part of the Essence digital family for the last four years. Prior to joining the Essence digital family, Ms. Penn worked as the online managing editor for popular wedding destination TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. A self-proclaimed “love diva,” she specializes in discussing all things celeb relationships, marriage, weddings and dating, and is always ready to weigh in on the hottest topics on the minds of women in these areas. Ms. Penn is the creator of popular marriage advice blog Man Wife and Dog and she’s a graduate of Spelman College and the University of California at Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Charli currently resides in New Jersey with her husband and their dog, Karma.