Congratulations are in order for journalist Danielle Kwateng who was named the new Executive Editor for Teen Vogue. The opportunity presented itself after the former editor-in-chief, Alexi McCammond, resigned because her racially insensitive tweets resurfaced.
“I’m so excited for the future of Teen Vogue. Our diverse and brilliant staff of editors and writers plan to continue amplifying the voices of the unheard, telling stories that normally go untold, and providing resources for teens looking to make a tangible impact in their communities,” Kwateng wrote in an introduction letter. “But we also plan to evolve with our readers because we can’t be the young person’s guide to saving the world without you.”
The Howard University graduate is ready for the new professional chapter in her life. “I could only dream of stepping into this role. I am honored to be able to work with a team that is committed to serving you — young, activated people with something to say,” she wrote.
Kwateng formerly served as the Culture and Entertainment Director of Teen Vogue for two years and a contributing writer for the publication for a little over a year. She’s also worked for major publications and entertainment outlets including Vice Media, Essence, Racked, and Condé Nast.
Over recent years, diversity and inclusion have been pushed into the forefront. With racially insensitive snafus occurring in major corporations, and Black people being murdered by police at an alarming rate, there’s been a push to see more Black and Brown faces in executive positions. Brands began to remove age-old racial imagery, alter their messaging to become inclusive, and promote employees to reflect diversity.
Danielle Kwateng represents a new generation of executives that reflect representation, diversity and inclusion.
Teen Vogue Adds Another Black Woman as New Executive Editor was originally published on hellobeautiful.com