St. Kitts raised Vanessa Kingori announced Publishing Director British Vogue
Yesterday; Monday 25 September, St. Kitts raised Vanessa Kingori announced Publishing Director of British Vogue (The Voice). Kingori was born in Kenya and raised in St. Kitts before moving to London. The announcement was a lot of motivation for a Monday morning, especially being from the Saint Kitts and Nevis diaspora.
Kingori’s career has been very successful. The GQ publisher, of Kenyan-Kittian heritage, is a Board Member of St. Kitts Grange Healthcare Facility (Times Caribbean Online).
“I’m excited to assume this highly coveted role. In a moment when continuous change across the communications, fashion and luxury industries creates dynamic and exhilarating opportunities for the strongest media brands, Vogue’s unrivaled equity sets it apart as the best of the best”. Kingori says, “I’m thrilled to follow the legendary Stephen Quinn’s impressive quarter-of-a-century tenure and to begin working alongside the talented Edward Enninful. To be tasked with setting and leading commercial strategy across the British Vogue brand while Edward debuts his vision for the next chapter is truly an honour,” says Kingori. (Vogue)
Some of Kingori’s Achievements:
- Awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, 2016.
- First female publisher of popular men’s magazine – British GQ’ and Style GQ’s thirty-year history.
- First female and Black Publisher At Condé Naste UK, in the 100-year history of the company.
- Youth mentor in her role as Visiting Fellow at the University of the Arts London (UAL).
- A Black British Business Awards judge (BBBA).
- Named on Britain’s Black Powerlist 2016.
St. Kitts Vanessa Kingori announced Publishing Director, British Vogue
Vanessa Kingori is an inspirational black woman. I am proud that she has roots in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. She is a role model that where you are, does not determine your future. Kingori said, being different was a key attribute in her evolving success. In an interview with Afia Magazine, Kingori says she never focused on limitations, rather as opportunities.
Vanessa Kingori appears as a humble black woman who inspires and supports young people. Her success is remarkable. Melanin, Mind & Soul wishes her every success in her new role as Publishing Director at Vogue.
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