Elaine Welteroth on why you should “Never stay anywhere or with anyone that requires you to shrink.”

After years of trying to earn a seat at the table to finding herself at the head of the table as Condé Nast’s second Black Editor-In-Chief (EIC) and the youngest EIC of Teen Vogue, Elaine Welteroth is now building her own table.

Since leaving her position as the Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue, Welteroth is taking on new opportunities and paving her own way in the media industry. Currently, she’s one of the three judges on Project Runway and is the author of the memoir, More Than Enough.

Recently the founder of Mogul Millennial chatted with Welteroth to discuss how her educational and personal upbringing and experiences in the workplace has impacted her life and shaped her to be the woman she is now.

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Often in her career, Welteroth has been the youngest person of power in the room (and quite often the only Black woman).

Just like you and I that have had the same type of experiences, many times it can be hard to have the confidence to continue to persevere when you’re often in spaces surrounded by people that don’t look like you, and in situations to where the odds are typically against you.

Despite this, Welteroth has proved with consistency, confidence, and grit, anyone can find their seat at the table and eventually, build their own.

Click here to read the interview on HerAgenda.

*feature photo credit: The Times

Written by Mogul Millennial Staff