It seems to be the year of change in the Vogue family.
After the newly appointed British Vogue Editor-In-Chief Edward Enninful, Elaine Welteroth is fortunate to share the same Editor-In-Chief title but at Teen Vogue!
This historical feat of such high titles held by black individuals is a powerful move, for not only them but to those watching. This makes her the youngest and only the second Black woman to ever hold this title in Condé Nast history.
Welteroth's new position is a positive move in the direction of diverse leadership in the fashion and magazine industries.
According to Ebony, “Elaine is incredibly in tune with the Teen Vogue audience and has used that unique insight to engage and connect with her readers on a very personal level,” said Anna Wintour, artistic director of Condé Nast and editor-in-chief of Vogue.
With positive remarks from such a tough critic like Anna definitely speaks volumes.
According to a press release, “In the past year, traffic to TeenVogue.com has increased to more than 9.2 million unique visitors, up from 2.7 million unique visitors last year”, according to a press release obtained by Ebony.
Since the shift in leadership, Teen Vogue has received tons of praise for its cutting edge political coverage and digital editorial presence.
We are excited to see how Welteroth will continue to add her touches to make Teen Vogue more inclusive of its readers.