The former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue and current editor-in-chief of The Cut Lindsay Peoples Wagner will discuss her journalism, feminist activism, experience at Teen Vogue, and path to becoming one of the youngest editors-in-chief of a major publication at a virtual event hosted by AUSG Women’s Initiative on Wednesday, March 24.
This event is in partnership with the American University School of Communication, the Public Relations Student Association of America, Blackprint, and Revolution/AU Fashion Society. School of Communication professor Jane Hall will moderate the conversation with Peoples Wagner and will take questions from the audience.
Peoples Wagner, being selected as the Women’s History Month guest speaker, will be presented with the AUSG Women’s Initiative Award for Excellence in Activism. This award honors an individual who demonstrates commitment to transforming feminist practice into action.
One of the nation’s rare Black female editors-in-chief and a 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, Peoples Wagner returned to The Cut, New York Magazine’s style and culture site in 2021, after two years as editor-in-chief at Teen Vogue. At Teen Vogue, she was the youngest editor-in-chief of a Condé Nast publication and one of the rare Black journalists in leadership roles at the company’s magazines. While there, she co-founded the Black in Fashion Council, which has enlisted the support of the Human Rights Campaign to provide benchmarking around corporate policies and practices that are pertinent to the inclusivity of Black employees. Under Peoples Wagner’s leadership, the Council established an Equality Index Score for companies across fashion and beauty brands and the media that covers them.
The Cut’s Lindsay Peoples Wagner shares an invaluable view of women’s empowerment, marketing to GenZ, elevating your brand in the era of Black Lives Matter, hiring for diversity, and running multi-million-dollar brands with an editorial mission to view everything through the lens of inclusivity.
Being free to all American University students, the event begins at 7 p.m. on March 24. Students will receive a Zoom link to the virtual event upon registration: