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Appointed in May 2016 and promoted to Editor in Chief in April 2017, Elaine Welteroth oversees and manages the editorial direction of Teen Vogue. She is largely responsible for the expansion of Teen Vogue’s coverage to include a wide range of feminist, social-justice, and political topics, alongside fashion, beauty, and entertainment news. Elaine edited September 2016’s 'For Girls By Girls' issue, which was shot entirely by female photographers, and set the tone for the brand’s increased emphasis on diversity, female empowerment, and cross-generational conversations. Elaine joined Teen Vogue in 2012 as the first African-American ever to hold the post of beauty and health director at the publication, where, in addition to her beauty coverage, she continuously raised awareness of current events and social issues dedicated to empowering teens through print and online features. Prior to Teen Vogue, Elaine was the senior beauty editor at Glamour and a beauty and style editor at Ebony magazine, where she started her editorial career.