To aid in marketing the 2017 Ford Fusion, Ford sought out Karen Civil to do the job while at Essence Fest. After frequent visits to the Ford booth to engage with Ford fans and stage guests, Karen Civil had the opportunity to partake and be apart of Ford’s “Go Further” panel. Hosted by Loni Love, of “The Real” featuring panelists Lexi with the Curls, a natural hair Youtube vlogger and Kimberly of SpeedBeautiful.com. The lovely ladies discussed the differences between their personal and professional life, what “drives” them to be successful, how to manage their time, being efficient, the steps the took to “Go Further” in the community, and how they knew entrepreneurship was the lane for them. To cap off the night, Karen co-hosted a live performance with Sevyn Streeter.