Author and Editor in Chief
Ann Shoket is an American magazine writer and editor. She is the author of The Big Life and the former editor-in-chief of Seventeen magazine.
Ann Shoket has been at the front lines of a revolution in the media industry and in the lives of young women. She am the biggest cheerleader for millennial women. As editor-in-chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade, she was able to lead editorial that was authentic to young women’s evolving values, and pushed the boundaries of digital, print and cross-platform content. At CosmoGIRL, Ann was part of the launch team that broke new territory by talking about the complex, emotional terrain of young women’s lives. She is honored to have been named one of the “Most Powerful US Fashion Magazine Editors” by Forbes. With her book, The Big Life, and the Badass Babes community, she continue working to shape our national conversation about the power of millennial women. Ann has been a speaker for SXSW, TEDx, Yale Women’s Leadership Initiative, New York Women in Communications, S.H.E. Summit, Pennsylvania Conference for Women and Massachusetts Conference for Women. She has also appeared on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News (and had a blast as a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model).