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Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder
Watchen Nyanue is a strategic marketing and business development executive from Liberia who resides in Chicago, Illinois. She is the Founder and CEO of I Choose the Ladder, a career development agency that provides professional development resources for ambitious Black women on the corporate climb and the corporations that understand how important it is for their culture and bottom line to attract and retain that group. She has had the honor of working with clients such as Nike, Wunderman Thompson, Best Buy, Weber Shandwick, and Walgreens.
Before founding I Choose the Ladder, Watchen was the Senior Vice President of Marketing Partnerships for the WNBA, Chicago Sky. During the past 15 years of working in Corporate America, Watchen has had the privilege to work for many renowned companies, including Comedy Central, Hearst Digital, Yahoo!, and Johnson Publishing Company.
Watchen holds a bachelor’s in communication from DePauw University. She is currently pursuing her MBA at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.