Elaine Welteroth on Mentorship, Pursuing Multiple Career Dreams & Shaking Up the Magazine Industry

Today, we’re re-airing our most popular Girlboss Radio episode from 2019 with the trailblazing Elaine Welteroth. Elaine has had a meteoric career as the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, New York Times best-selling author,and most recently, is one of the founders of 15 Percent Pledge with Aurora James and Selby Drummond, a non-profit organization urging major retailers to commit 15% of their shelf-space to Black-owned businesses

Elaine recently started a new project as the host of the vodcast, Built to Last, in partnership with Amex. This vodcast spotlights valuable insights and lessons from influential Black founders, past and present.

Listen in and learn how Elaine broke into the magazine business with tenacity, talent and a desire to shake things up. Through her leadership, she has brought social consciousness into Conde Nast and helped Teen Vogue become the voice of a generation. She broke new grounds to hold the title as the youngest person and second Black editor-in-chief in Conde Nast’s 107-year history.

If you’ve ever been curious about how to find a mentor, give yourself a seat at the table or break into the magazine business, you're in luck. Tune in and learn how to turn adversity into purpose, pursue multiple dreams, and foster authentic representation and change in an organization.



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Follow Elaine on Instagram at @elainewelteroth and Twitter at @ElaineWelteroth.  

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