skip to content

News & Articles

Angela Benton shares her inspirational breast cancer journey in conversation with Vanessa De Luca

Linda Jiang

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vanessa De Luca, editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, has an empowering conversation with Angela Benton about her inspirational breast cancer story. Angela Benton is a pioneer, a businesswoman, a cancer survivor, and a mother of three. She shares how having breast cancer at the age of 34 has changed her life and talks about valuable lessons learned in entrepreneurship and building a more sustainable life after setbacks.

Angela Benton is the author of Revival: How I Rebuilt a Life for Longevity After Burnout, Cancer, and Heartbreak; an inspirational memoir on hard life and business lessons learned. She is a pioneer of diversity in the technology industry and the founder of NewMe, the first accelerator for minorities. She has been honored by Goldman Sachs’ 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs, Fast Company’s Most Influential Women In Technology, and many more.

Vanessa De Luca is the Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine where she is responsible for overseeing the content and vision of the preeminent lifestyle magazine for African-American women and of, daily online destination for African-American women.

We’ve posted complete transcript of the podcast below. You can subscribe to Sequenced on Apple Podcasts, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and Google Play.


Breast Cancer Action Month — What Actions Can You Take to Prevent Breast Cancer?


‘Without it, we may have lost her’: A rare heart condition revealed through genetic testing

Join our mailing list.

Get Color insights straight to your inbox.