Super Phenoms

Moving Up The Career Ladder

Elaine Welteroth

How the climb to success began:​

  • 2011:  Welteroth’s editorial career started off as an intern at Ebony Magazine, then climbed the ranks to land the position of beauty and style editor.


  • 2011-2012:  She then moved on to Glamour Magazine as a Beauty Writer & Editor, then was promoted to Senior Beauty Editor.


  • 2012-2016: Welteroth’s took another leap of faith and landed at Teen Vogue. First, as the Beauty & Health Director, then moved on to Editor and within one year was promoted to Editor In Chief. Welteroth became both the youngest-ever to hold the position and the second woman of color to serve as Editor In Chief in Condé Nast's 107-year history.


  • Elaine shook up the Teen Vogue brand by including buzz-generating coverage of politics, social justice and feminism alongside fashion, beauty and pop culture. She created and hosted the Teen Vogue Summit, the event attracted a who’s-who of leading ladies from Hillary Clinton and Maxine Waters to Ava DuVernay and Yara Shahidi.


  • 2018:  Earlier this year Elaine resigned from Condé Nast. Now signed with the agent CAA in order to expand her opportunities in film, television, digital, branding and endorsements as well as speaking engagements. .She’s on her way by taking a seat at the table as one of the judges of the newly rebooted Emmy Award- winning Project Runway franchise on Bravo TV. The series debuts in 2019.



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