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CWC + Friends: Vanessa Craft

Happy #HumpDay, Cowes!

This week’s episode with Vanessa Craft is exactly what we all need to hear right now. Listen now for some serious mic-dropping truths.

Vanessa spills on what it was like being the first Black Editor-in-Chief of any ELLE Magazine around the world, her journey to becoming Director of Content Partnerships at TikTok, the value in taking risks and why it’s so damn important to trust your gut. Vanessa lets us in on how she deals with imposter syndrome and the art of not aiming “too high” when it comes to networking. Interested in learning more? Thought so. Click here to listen now. 

From mentor, industry leader, and mother, Vanessa Craft has a way about herself that makes you a) want to be her and b) want to be in her presence.

Vanessa enables others to do what they need to do, in the most magical way possible. See what we mean when we say this by listening to A Conversation with Vanessa Craft, Director of Content Partnerships at TikTok, on Shooting Your Shot in Business and How She Keeps Impostor Syndrome at Bay.

Vanessa is the queen of networking, she shares her refreshing POV of not aiming too high when approaching the brand or company you want to get in with, work for, or whatever it might be. You usually get one shot with the “big guns”, so make it purposeful. She even shares insight on maximizing that one encounter in today’s episode.

Believe it or not, even this boss lady faces imposter syndrome. Discover how Vanessa Craft checks herself and leans on those around her to talk her out of her own self-doubt and self-sabotage.

Curious about what fulfils Vanessa? Find out by listening now.

Finally, I’ll leave all my journalists and creatives out there with a major key that Vanessa shared, “the quicker you can get past the idea that more is not necessarily better and again, going back to like, what are you trying to say? Just say it in a simple way, you are going to reach more people, it’s going to make more sense, it’s actually going to be more elegant.”

There’s more where that came from! Click here to listen to today’s insightful conversation with the one and only, Vanessa Craft.

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