Welteroth’s promotion to HBIC at Teen Vogue at age 29 makes her the youngest in Conde Nast history to become editor. Constantly flipping the editorial script, she engages her readers to challenge societal norms with content including cultural appropriation, politics and female empowerment. On top of being the youngest Conde Nast editor, she is also only the second African-American person ever to hold the title of EIC at the company
Most recently Solange’s date at the Met Gala, James has made a name for herself as Founder and Creative Director of Brother Vellies- a sustainable fashion company that brings jobs to talented artisans throughout Africa. Her DGAF following is so lit that when Steve Madden shamelessly copied her signature Lamu slipper, the viral backlash basically forced the brand to remove it from their site.
Coined the milennial Estee Lauder, Weiss is a unicorn in the beauty industry. She seamlessly transferred her loyal “Into the Gloss” following into one of the largest D2C beauty brands out there, and in just 3 years NBD. Her Instagram (and IRL) persona is relatable and endearing with a hint of nerdiness, quite fitting for her brand’s mission to simply be your BFF.
Rihrih’s most impressive accomplishments as of late are superhuman – launching a global beauty brand and lingerie brand all in the same year. The poster child of DGAF, her brand empire is built on the je ne se quoi of giving 0 fucks. As the media ruthlessly pointed out and questioned any potential weight gain of hers this past year, the queen held up a mirror to the world by emphasizing inclusivity in her Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty ad campaigns showing us that female confidence is beauty.
An inspiring and outspoken voice for today’s queer, black and Muslim youth, Imani has owned her differences and turned them into a platform for peace. Involved in countless non-profit organizations for equality, Imani is the author of Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary people Rewriting History, which tells the story of 70 contemporary heroes who are changing the world. She is also the founder of Equality for HER, a non-profit educational platform for women and nonbinary people.