Though Anna Wintour just added Global Content Advisor at Conde Nast to her resume in addition to being the U.S. Artistic Director and Editor-in-Chief of Vogue US and pretty much deciding what the entire world should wear and not wear (she said yes to flip-flops recently which is SHOCKING) she somehow managed to teach a MasterClass while doing all of this.
It will feature 12 lessons, including ‘Anna’s Management Tips’, ‘Finding Your Voice and Succeeding’, ‘Leading With a Vision’ and ‘What It Takes To Succeed’, are priced at $90 per session, or are available for $15 a month if users sign up to an annual billing cycle. “I know many people are curious about who I am and how I approach my work,” she says in the trailer for the class. “This is a class for those who want to understand my leadership style and then understand the experiences that have helped me become an effective leader.”
Wintour also shares a few other leadership gems in the trailer for the class including on how she works with her team. “I do not believe in micromanaging. It’s important to empower those who are working with you because you are nothing without a good team. It’s really important to surround yourself with a team whose opinions that you trust who are not in any way frightened of disagreeing you and you have to listen.” Watch it below.
Though she has featured plenty of people in Vogue that are famous just for the sake of being famous, Wintour encourages those who want a career in fashion to not expect fame overnight. “I am asked so often by young students and designers and people that I meet on my travels, how I started in my career, sometimes it’s easy to become famous today. It isn’t always so easy to become successful. So, my strong advice is work with a mentor, work with someone you admire, and just take the time to do it right. Don’t rush.”
Wintour has had an extraordinary career so this definitely would be worth a viewing. Though we know her as this all-powerful and successful queen of fashion, Wintour was actually fired from her job as a fashion editor for Harper’s Bazaar in the 1970s. She said in the book “Winners: And How They Succeed” by Alastair Campbell of the event, “It is important to have setbacks because that is the reality of life. Perfection doesn’t exist.” But a few years later she was Editor in Chief of British Vogue before eventually taking over the US hub. And the rest is history.