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Coco Con: Media

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Join Catriona Smart, Halla Rafati and Vanessa Craft, Editor-In-Chief of Elle Canada for a discussion on the changing digital media landscape

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Coco & Cowe presents Coco Con: Media, the second event of the Coco Con series. Catriona Smart and Halla Rafati will be joined by Vanessa Craft, Editor-In-Chief, Elle Canada

In this edition of Coco Con, we will focus on this ever-changing world and the current landscape as it relates to the digital age. With the advent of social platforms, the digitizing of traditional media, true power of advertising and the rise of influencer marketing, we will explore how those intersections affect us all and what we can expect in the future.

Vanessa has impacted the editorial industry by offering a diverse perspective, consistently pushing boundaries and opening our minds to new discoveries. With over 18 years experience, she is the first Beauty Editor ever to receive the P&G Beauty Awards’ Best Beauty Editor honour two years in a row and the first black chief editor in the Elle franchise.

About Coco Con:

Founded by Catriona Smart and Halla Rafati, Coco Con is designed to create an educational resource for women across all industries with the aim of building a community of spirited individuals in their diverse career stages and uniting them with opportunities to learn, share, grow and build relationships.

About Vanessa Craft:

As the Editor-in-Chief of ELLE Canada, Vanessa Craft fuses the values and vision of a global fashion magazine brand with a passionate drive to empower women to pursue and live their dreams.

An award-winning journalist and thought leader, Vanessa holds the distinction of becoming the first black Editor- in-Chief of any ELLE magazine around the world. Since her appointment in 2016, the magazine has broadcast a live editorial meeting from Facebook headquarters (the first of its kind in North America), launched a national writing competition to increase the diversity of voices in the magazine and expanded the range of cover stars to include more women of colour, including Canadian model Winnie Harlow, South Asian superstar Priyanka Chopra and Lana Condor.

ELLE Canada’s 2018 September issue, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross was part of a historic moment as one of 7 international fashion magazines featuring a black woman on the cover and was featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Teen Vogue the Daily Mail, CNN, BBC and the CBC.

As a jet-setting authority on fashion and beauty and a fixture at international runway shows, Vanessa has interviewed some of the biggest names in fashion and celebrity circles, including Marc Jacobs, Christian Louboutin, Victoria Beckham, Gigi Hadid, Alicia Keys, Christopher Bailey, Nicolas Ghesquière, Gwyneth Paltrow, Keira Knightley and Michael Kors . She also stars as the resident judge on television show, Stitched on Slice Network.

Vanessa was born and raised in Toronto, Canada and got her professional start in London, England, as an intern at the Sunday Times Style. Her work history is non-traditional, ranging from fashion, lifestyle and sports journalism to the music industry and includes stints working at the BBC, Channel 4 television, The Sunday Times UK, and as the founder and editorial director of the award-winning website Kickette, a sports gossip site for women. She is also a resident judge on the fashion reality television show, Stitched.

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