June- Elaine Welteroth
From Ebony, to Teen Vogue, to articles in The New York Times, this woman remains a dynamic force in the field of journalism and black girl magic. Elaine Welteroth, a California native to an African American mother and Caucasian father, has used her hard work from being an intern/assistant to editor-in-chief as a stepping stone to her newly self-authored memoir, More Than Enough: Claiming Space for Who You Are (no matter what they say), which was just released in June 2019. She currently is also a judge on the new Project Runway. She is former Teen Vogue’s editor-in-chief at the age of 29 in April 2016, being the youngest and second person of African American heritage in Condé Nast’s history to hold such a title. Within Teen Vogue, Elaine became the first African American Beauty & Health Director in October 2012.
Coming from a working-class family, she becomes more relatable as she talks about her transitions to entrepreneurship as a working woman in her newly-released memoir, where she talks about her ambitions and what it feels like to shatter glass ceilings. Elaine currently has a book tour going on with remaining dates in Philadelphia, Austin, Chicago, and Dallas. If you are near or around those cities, I would encourage you to attend. From people I know who have personally been able to go, have described Ms. Elaine as more beautiful in person than just getting to know from an avid fan perspective.
I close by using a personal quote from Elaine that has been referenced numerous times… “when the world tells you to shrink, EXPAND.”
To learn more about Elaine or follow her on social media:
Twitter & Instagram: @ElaineWelteroth