Watch Stephanie's full interview at www.GenerationYoungLeaders.com. Stephanie is the co-founder of the massively popular and ever growing online magazine Her Campus. From the moment she met her co-founders, Windsor Hanger and Annie Wang, she knew they were going to do something special together. While working for Harvard?s online mag, Freeze, the three saw the potential for so much more. With the motivation of Harvard?s business plan competition, i3 Innovation Challenge, Stephanie, Windsor, and Annie, put ideas to paper and eventually won the competition. This opened many doors for them and helped them land their first advertising client, Juicy Couture. Since then they have worked with Loft, Self Magazine, Elizabeth Arden, New Balance and many other brands. Stephanie notes the collaborative effort of her team as a main component of their success. Stephanie is the Editor-in-Chief and focuses her energy on her strengths, which include writing and journalism. Annie is the CIO and tech genius. She learned Drupal on her own and build the entire HerCampus.com site. Windsor is the sales guru and is a master with marketing and engaging new clients. These 3 separate entities unite for a powerhouse of forward-moving action. Stephanie believes in progressing with ideas quickly and implementing before thinking too much about the consequences. Repeatedly, HerCampus has been successful due to this simple principle. One such idea has expanded their business model exponentially. HerCampus offered colleges around the country to create their very own local HerCampus magazine. This inspires rising entrepreneurs to create content that will be broadcasted globally through a recognized brand. This also helps Her Campus grow it?s own brand by connecting with universities across the nation and around the world. Now Her Campus has the advantage of being nationally and locally relevant at the same time. A simple idea that has exploded their growth. They are now at over 1000 active contributors on 120+ campuses. With a clear vision, consistent focus and teamwork, the Her Campus team has shown us what being young leaders is all about. Stephanie has a unique view on leadership that is of great value to all young professionals.
A Community Driven Leadership Movement in which we are redefining the word "Leader" and inspiring young people to Action. There is no set path for us as there was for past generations...people are going to look back and say something about us...we have the opportunity to write that script right now...we have the opportunity in our little world to make changes that will make great impacts on a grander scale. We want to shed light on that and encourage young people to go after that fully.