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L'Oreal Thompson Payton

Freelance Writer | Founder & Editor-in-Chief, | Director of Communications, OneGoal


L’Oreal Thompson Payton is the founder and editor-in-chief of, an online destination for ambitious millennial women at the intersection of work and wellness. She’s also an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in outlets such as ZORA, Bustle, HelloGiggles, Brit + Co and Shine, just to name a few.

A highly sought-after public speaker, Payton shares vital career and networking tips via other platforms as a frequent podcast guest and panelist for career-centric events, as well as her weekly newsletter, which offers inspirational advice and job opportunities to a growing number of subscribers and followers.

This communications dynamo further distinguishes herself through numerous philanthropic efforts, having served as a mentor at girl-powered organizations such as Polished Pebbles, GirlForward and Step Up. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland, L’Oreal has been recognized for her diverse accomplishments by respected organizations such as SheSays Chicago and Global Girls Inc., which presented her the Girl Power award in 2017. She also earned a coveted spot on Mater Mea’s "18 Black Women We Think Are Phenomenal" list alongside such standouts as Emmy-winning filmmaker Lena Waithe.

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