Ann Shoket is an editor-in-chief/senior media exec who has had the privilege of bringing two major young women’s publications to number one across every platform. She's the author of The Big Life: Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the Badass Babe You Were Meant to Be. She's the biggest cheerleader for millennial women, as you can hear from her TED talk "Why We Should All Be More Millennial".
As editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, she was able to lead editorial that was authentic to young women’s evolving values, and pushed the boundaries of digital, print and cross-platform content. At CosmoGIRL, she was part of the launch team that broke new territory by talking about the complex, emotional terrain of young women’s lives. She has been named one of the “Most Powerful US Fashion Magazine Editors” by Forbes.
With her book, The Big Life, and the Badass Babes community, she continues working to shape the national conversation about the power of millennial women.
She's been a speaker for the Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative, New York Women in Communications, Step Up, S.H.E. Summit, Matrix Awards, Her Campus, Rent the Runway and Levo League. She speaks on topics such as women’s leadership and success, young women finding their power and the transformations in the media industry. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News (and to boot, she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model!)
What we chat about:
Who is Ann Shoket (0:40)
Battling comparison (3:44)
Authenticity vs transparency (8:50)
Share the Wealth (10:00)
Millennials changing the world (15:15)
The Big Life (18:00)
Gender equality (19:40)
Your Squad, they aren't your besties (21:55)
Letting go of what you should do (26:00)
Baby on the way?! (29:25)
Ann’s go-to intimate apparel (31:10)
What self-love means to Ann (32:00)