Ann Shoket is a trailblazing senior media executive who has brought two major publications to number one in the teen category across every platform. For more than 10 years, she has been a key architect in shaping the media landscape and national conversation among millennials during a time of major transformation in both the media industry and the lives of young women. Forbes has named Shoket one of the “Most Powerful US Fashion Magazine Editors.” She has appeared regularly as a thought leader for millennial women on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News, and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model.
As editor-in-chief of Seventeen from 2007 to 2014, Shoket led a period of great editorial and digital innovation at this iconic fashion and beauty publication and the most profitable years of Hearst’s ownership. Shoket led the magazine to become the number-one teen magazine on the newsstand within her first year while spearheading aggressive cross-platform programming and diversification of revenue. Shoket designed groundbreaking digital campaigns around the most important issues facing young women today, ensuring Seventeen remained an important rite of passage that helped 13 million readers become confident young women.