Labeled as a ‘Next Gen CEO’ by Refinery 29, Shannon Washington is a creative, traveler and maven of culture who can currently be found wandering the halls of Droga5 looking for her water bottle. It is there where she focuses on the creative vision for CoverGirl after a successful relaunch in the Fall of 2017 which introduced the new brand platform—I Am What I Make Up.
Before Droga5, Shannon served as a Creative Director at Time Inc with INVNT, GREY New York and Beauty At Gotham. In her spare time, Shannon works to fuse her many passions into action and service. Since 2009 she has published, designed and contributed to PARLOUR, a global digital travel-lifestyle destination for women of color. As a huge advocate of mentorship, she also has serves as a mentor with New Inc, a cultural and entrepreneur incubator program, and spouting truly unsolicited advice via Twitter while waiting for files to load. When she’s not in front of a monitor, Shannon is working on adding another stamp to her passport. To date, she has traveled to over 27 countries to include Brasil, Cuba, Honduras, El Salvador, Barbados, Spain, Argentina, Trinidad & Tobago, France and more in recent years. Shannon is a proud and loud graduate of Howard University and lives in Brooklyn, NY with her dude and the dog.