Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, media personality, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue. At the time of her hire, Welteroth was the youngest person and the second African-American ever to hold the Editor-in-Chief title in Condé Nast’s 107-year history. Under her leadership, Teen Vogue‘s coverage expanded to include feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. In 2017, Welteroth also created and hosted the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit, which convened young women for a weekend of activism and empowerment, and included inspiring speakers such as Hillary Clinton and Ava DuVernay.
Considered a leading expert, advocate and voice for the next generation, Welteroth has been profiled and featured in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Guardian, ABC News, and The Daily Show.
"Elaine Welteroth was an excellent, excellent host. She acted as the glue for the event through her engaging presence and oratory."- Google Soul Fest