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Ann Shoket
Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about and for millennial women. As Editor-in-Chief from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned Seventeen’s iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers. As part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL! in 1999, she helped shape the editorial that revolutionized teen magazines by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications.

Shoket has appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News, and she was a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Forbes has named her one of the “Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors” in the country.

Entries by Ann Shoket

"We Want to Break Facebook!" How Millennial Feminists Have Revolutionized International Women's Day

(1) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 4:29 PM

There's been more buzz than ever around this year's International Women's Day. Heavy-hitter Sheryl Sandberg made a big announcement. Old-school women's movement leaders Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda and Eve Ensler each made high-profile appearances. And all eyes were on the powerhouse trio of Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton and...

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The Power of Finding Your Tribe on YouTube

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 3:30 PM

The first-ever YouTube issue of Seventeen magazine hits stands today and celebrates the new generation of stars we love. But we obsess over YouTube stars for different reasons than we like traditional Hollywood stars. Those celebs seem so perfect -- we can only dream about living their glamorous lives. But...

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How Girls Think About Themselves Is Shifting, but There's More to Be Done

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2014 | 11:43 AM

Teen girls and young women in the U.S. are smarter than ever about their physical and emotional health. Teen pregnancy is at an all-time low; drug use, smoking and alcohol abuse are down; and we're even seeing that girls are more focused on being fit than thin -- just search...

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A nova geração do poder

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 9:58 AM

Estamos em um momento sem precedentes na história, em que as adolescentes estão redefinindo o que significa ser bem-sucedida, ganhar dinheiro e ter importância na vida. Em última instância, elas estão modificando o significado de ser poderosa no mundo -- para todas, para sempre.

As novas garotas poderosas são representadas...

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The New Power Generation

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:19 AM

We are at an unprecedented moment in history when teen girls are redefining what it means to be successful, make money and have meaning in life. Ultimately, they are changing what it means to be powerful in the world -- for everyone, forever.

The new power...

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Are Trashy Proms Really Trendy?

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2010 | 9:03 AM

It's prom season again, and with it comes the classic struggle between moms and daughters over how sexy the girls' dresses can be.

After all, if you were 16, wouldn't you want to show a flash of leg or a peek of cleavage? For teen girls, prom night is the...

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Girls Heal Haiti -- and the World

(1) Comments | Posted February 3, 2010 | 1:14 PM

When the earth shook under Haiti three weeks ago, everyone rushed to help. Hollywood heavy hitters hosted a somber but powerful telethon. Music's biggest stars began mobilizing behind a "We Are the World" remake. Everybody texted to donate.

But with so much of the focus on giving money, it's only...

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Excuses, Excuses: The Real Problem With Michael Phelps

(237) Comments | Posted February 4, 2009 | 7:00 AM

You have to admit, the pictures of Michael Phelps smoking a bong are pretty funny at first glance. Here was a guy who's been on the cover of Sports Illustrated with EIGHT gold medals around his neck but his backwards cap and shaggy goatee make him seem like any...

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What Was Bristol's Plan A?

(91) Comments | Posted September 3, 2008 | 10:01 AM

It's hard to imagine that this is how Bristol Palin wanted her senior year of high school to turn out: She's five months pregnant, transferring to a new school away from all her friends, and the father of her baby has posted on his MySpace page that he's a "redneck"...

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