Transcript for Magazine industry trailblazer Elaine Welteroth discusses her new book
A real trail blazer, project runnest uway's Elaine welteroth in 2017, she game the youngest person appointed editor in chief of "Teen vogue." Now she has a new book "More than enough" claiming sfas for what you are. This is what she is here to talk about. Please welcome Elaine. Thank you, guys. No matter what anyone says, no matter what anybody says, I mean, you truly are a trail blazer. You did that at teen vogue and you changed the conversation about inclusion and diversity. What is your new mission for this beautiful book? First of all, I just have to say, as a journalist sitting in front of you, this a dream come true. Thank you for having me on. I'm going to try not to get weepy. Listen, my mission with this book is to encourage every woman, every young person out there to push back against all of the messages that we have all been fed that make us feel we are not enough. We are not smart enough. We're not beautiful enough. We're not successful enough. We're not woke enough. Because the reality is no matter where you come from, no matter how big your dreams are you, you already are more than enough, even if you are a work in progress. You have to get past in imposter syndrome that so many of us at every age experience. The way you -- she really goes here. You talk about a lot of highs, you are young -- 32. Okay, she had a lot -- you also talk about the lows. Here, you have this position. But you didn't have the same salary. The same authority as someone who normally has that position. And you said it was important for to you talk about the highs and lows in the book. Because they are universal. As a journalist for ten years, know there was universal truths in stories that women don't get to tell. And I have to take my own advice. It's time to tell more of my story. I'm going to be held up as a trail blazer by you, I better be doing the work to make sure that I am leaving that trail with sign posts along the way that make it easier, less confusing, less daunting for the next generation that is coming up behind me. I don't want to be a first if I'm going to be the last. I want to be the first of money. I feel like I owe it to this generation that is coming up behind me, and they are piece, by the way, because they are going to face a lot of thing, burn out, complicated relationships, negotiating our salary. It's always perfect even, Instagram and everybody. No, it's not. And the woman who helped you most, sitting right there in the front row. Your mama. What did she share with you? How did she help you? Everything. Everything. This book, you Bhat coming to the book to hear more about want story. But you will fall in love with my mom. She's the hero of the story. It starts with her. Ends with her. Part of writing the book, I'm like, so many times in my life, I'm like, the world one a boater place if everyone had a our like her. I feel this book is going to multiply her mothering to young people. And most of us, she caught me to be proud of who I am, no matter what everyone says, and that is something that help mes to be -- to have integrity throughout my life. I'm going to cry. I can't believe it. "Project runway." We have a young woman here. Erica, you are Columbia university, communications? Journalism. My question for you, as a young, emerging journalist, what advice do you have to give to us starting in the industry? Great question. I'm glad to see you guys here. You make me less nervous. Here is what I say to you. Find your voice and tell the story only you can tell. We live in a clickbait culture where there is pressure to just chase the click. What I will tell you, the most transformative work you do is only the work you can do. Finds it sooner than later. Zero in on that and don't be afraid to tell the story no one else is telling. Yeah. That's my girl! That's my girl! She is. Everybody has a story. And thank you, Elaine, for sharing your story. You said, we all are still a work in progress and cannot wait to see what you are going to do going forward. And "More than enough" is out now and y'all are going to go home with a book. Everyone's going home.
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