Stephanie Kaplan Lewis Inducted into EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program

Boston, MA, Nov. 17, 2016 – EY announced today that Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Co-Founder & CEO of Her Campus Media, has been chosen as one of 14 entrepreneurs inducted into the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women™ 2016 North America class. EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women is an annual competition and executive education program that identifies high-potential entrepreneurs in the US and Canada seeking to scale their businesses — and then helps them do it. Program participants are among the top 2 percent of all women-led businesses in terms of company revenue.[1]

Lewis and her co-founders Annie Wang and Windsor Hanger Western met as Harvard undergraduates while running a student publication for Harvard women.  The publication soared in popularity with college women across the country who began asking for advice on starting something like it at their own schools.  Lewis, Wang, and Western decided to build something similar on a national level to serve college women everywhere, and won Harvard's business plan competition with their vision for Her Campus Media.

Seven years later, Her Campus Media has grown from an idea in a Harvard dorm room to a global media and marketing powerhouse with a multi-platform reach of 85MM+ monthly content views and chapters at 300+ colleges worldwide.

“I’m honored to be included in this year’s class of EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women and look forward to capitalizing on all that this incredible program has to offer in order to catapult Her Campus Media’s growth as we cement our position as the #1 brand in the female college space,” said Lewis.

Since its inception in 2008, Entrepreneurial Winning Women has spurred rapid growth among participating entrepreneurs. According to an independent impact assessment directed by the Babson College Center for Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership, 2014 revenue for participating companies was 54 percent higher than before they joined the program. Individual participants average 20 percent annual revenue growth, and can have up to 50 percent growth in their second year of participation. Winners also report increased confidence, growth goals, networks and more.

“This program helps bridge the gap for an area we call “the missing middle” – those second-stage women business owners whose companies have emerged from the start-up phase but face a crucial inflection point in their growth journey,” said Kerrie MacPherson, principal, Financial Services Office, and North America Entrepreneurial Winning Women executive sponsor at EY.  “By providing the right information, networks and guidance we’re able to help these talented women access growth capital, identify strong business advisors and put the processes in place to radically expand their companies.”

This year’s diverse class includes some of the most promising business leaders of today. They average $9.8 million in annual revenue, with an average three-year combined annual growth rate of 42 percent and an average of 45 employees. Half of the 2016 Entrepreneurial Winning Women helm companies in science, technology and math (STEM) industries, and one-quarter have immigrated to the United States.

Entrepreneurial Winning Women is evergreen, continuing to help its participants in the years that follow their initial selection. The program offers the entrepreneurs a like-minded community of ambitious women business leaders with common objectives, challenges and paths to growth. The relationships they establish with each other also serve to reinforce their efforts to scale, often getting the entrepreneurs through rough patches and creating opportunities for entirely new ventures with peer partners.

“The journey of the business visionary can be very lonely,” said Lisa Schiffman, Director, Brand, Marketing and Communications, Americas Growth Markets, Ernst & Young LLP and program founder. “Being selected for this elite program provides a vital shot in the arm to many of the entrepreneurs. That endorsement, along with tutelage in establishing advisory boards, positioning for growth capital with the right investors, building infrastructure and effective leadership teams and other how-to’s catalyze the scaling process for these companies.”

The panel of independent judges who selected the 2016 inductees included Pat Hedley, CEO, Path Ahead and advisory director, General Atlantic; Dr. Christina Lampe-Önnerud, CEO, Cadenza Innovation, LLC; Claudia Mirza, CEO and co-founder, Akorbi; and Don J. Morrison, CA, CPA, CIRP, ICD.D. The 14 members of the class of 2016 received an all-expenses paid trip to the EY Strategic Growth Forum® in Palm Spring, California, an invitation-only gathering of more than 2,000 executives representing high-growth companies. 

Entrepreneurial Winning Women is conducted in collaboration with several organizations that encourage the development of women-owned businesses, including the Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), The Committee of 200 (C200), Golden Seeds, TEC Canada, the Kauffman Foundation and Babson College’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership. For more information on the program, visit ey.com/winningwomen.

For more information on Her Campus Media, visit www.hercampusmedia.com and www.hercampus.com

[1] “Force Multipliers: How three fundamental adaptations can help women entrepreneurs scale big, EY, 2014

About Her Campus Media

Her Campus Media is the #1 new media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, reaching over 16 million users monthly. Major platforms include flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 300+ campus chapters, influencer network of 2,000+ millennial & Gen Z female influencers, annual proprietary tentpole programs College Fashion Week and Her Conference, bestselling book "The Her Campus Guide to College Life", and more.

Leveraging its digital, social, experiential, influencer and on-campus reach, Her Campus provides award-winning integrated marketing programs for clients including H&M, IKEA, Vera Bradley, Merck, and many more. Her Campus has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, PR Week, CNN Money, Mashable & more, and was a winner in Harvard's business plan competition and MassChallenge (world's largest start-up competition), and was named to Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce's Top Small Business of the Year, Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women and 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women among other accolades.

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Her Campus Media Launches Job Board To Connect Companies With Top Female Talent

Her Campus Media, the No. 1 new media brand for the empowered college woman, recently launched a Job & Internship Board on its flagship site HerCampus.com, the top web property for college women.  The board, which is flush with listings from top employers across a wide range of industries including tech, marketing, nonprofit, travel, and more, will help hiring managers connect with top female talent and cultivate increasingly diverse workplaces while enabling Her Campus's audience of 5MM+ college women and recent grads to gain access to the most covetable career opportunities.  It's no secret that plenty of talented, qualified female candidates are out there--now there's one place where employers can be sure to find them en masse.

“At Her Campus, we're committed to advancing women and to empowering and enabling the next generation of women to rise higher in their careers than ever before.  Our millennial and Gen Z audience is hungry for career opportunities and hiring managers are struggling to find ways to connect with them.  Our job and internship board is a win-win for employers and our audience alike," said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Her Campus Media.

Employers can now post their open jobs and internships on the Her Campus Job & Internship Board located at hercampus.com/jobs at a nominal cost by filling out a simple form.

For more information on the Her Campus Job & Internship Board, visit www.hercampus.com/jobs

ABOUT HER CAMPUS

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.

Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.

 

CONTACT

Elaina Featherstone
617-783-3800
ElainaFeatherstone@hercampus.com

Windsor Hanger Western Youngest Ever to be Named Target Marketer of the Year

Windsor Hanger Western, President and co-founder of Her Campus Media, has recently been named Target Marketing's youngest ever Target Marketer of the Year for 2016. Target Marketing's editors reviewed dozens of nominations before choosing Western, citing her as the marketer who "embodies the best marketing has to offer - professional accomplishment, integrity, innovation and service to the marketing community."

The Target Marketer of the Year award dates back to 1993 (then known as Direct Marketer of the Year) and has paid homage to the best of the best marketers in a variety of verticals including retail, automotive, consumer electronics, entertainment, healthcare, media and more. As its youngest honoree, Western represents the publishing, media, events and e-commerce worlds aiming to show young women that they can "have it all." Target Marketing's October issue is dedicated not only to Western, but also to marketing visionaries and brilliant young minds who have only recently come into the industry.

To read Western's feature in full, pick up a hard copy of Target Marketing's October issue or visit www.targetmarketingmag.com.

 

ABOUT HER CAMPUS

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.

Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.

 

CONTACT

Elaina Featherstone
617-783-3800
ElainaFeatherstone@hercampus.com

Her Campus Media Receives Two Gold MarCom Awards for Flagship Events

Her Campus Media, the No. 1 new media brand for the empowered college woman with chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities worldwide, has recently received two more MarCom Gold awards for Her Conference 2016 and College Fashion Week 2016.

The MarCom Statuette is a longtime symbol of achievement in marketing and communications. With 6,000 entries per year across 34 countries, Her Campus Media is proud to be included among recipients in the Communications/Public Relations category for special events for the third year in a row - the company won a 2014 Gold award for College Fashion Week, and two 2015 Gold awards for Her Conference and College Fashion Week.

Her Conference is focused primarily on media, journalism and marketing. During a two-day, action-packed event in New York City, young women receive guidance on achieving their dreams from keynote speakers, panels and workshops, in addition to other fun and engaging activations, contests and giveaways. Past keynotes have included Editor-in-Chiefs from publications such as Self and Essence magazines, and speakers from Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Teen Vogue and more. Her Conference has also featured U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, U.S. Olympic Champion Nastia Liukin and Designer Rebecca Minkoff. VP of Editorial Strategy at Refinery 29, Neha Gandhi, has called Her Conference “such a special place, filled with incredible, ambitious, inspiring women. I loved speaking to them and meeting them-- and can’t wait to see where all of them go from here.”

The most stylish event for collegiettes of the year, College Fashion Week features designers from all over the country. College Fashion Week® brings the catwalk to campus, providing a VIP fashion week experience to the most influential college fashionistas and showcasing fall's must-have trends. Partners have included Bow & Drape, Foray, Vince Camuto, Rebecca Minkoff, Bertha Watches and more.

To learn more about Her Campus Media, visit hercampusmedia.com and hercampus.com

 

ABOUT HER CAMPUS

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.

Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston

Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.

 

CONTACT

Madison Eckle

MadisonEckle@Hercampus.com

Windsor Hanger Western Named a Min 2016 Rising Star

Windsor Hanger Western, President and co-founder of Her Campus Media, has been named one of Min’s 2016 Rising Stars.  Min, magazine media’s trusted source for more than 60 years for consumer and B2B brands, has awarded industry leaders in media and publishing since 2003. 

The Rising Star award recognizes media leaders who have established the groundwork for the evolution and future success of their magazine brands. These media leaders, who are 30 years and under, have taken on unique challenges and have made a profound impact on the media industry. This award is a testament to Windsor Hanger Western’s ability to lead and innovate fearlessly, in addition to making a difference in magazine media.

As the number one new media brand for the empowered college woman, Her Campus Media has achieved success and grown substantially over the past few years. Windsor Hanger Western’s role in the advancement of Her Campus Media has earned her several awards, including being named to BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, Glamour Magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She is honored to be named as one of Min's 2016 Rising Stars in magazine media, and looks forward to what the future holds for Her Campus Media.

Min will be recognizing this year's Rising Stars at a private awards ceremony in New York in December.

 

ABOUT HER CAMPUS

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.

Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.

 

CONTACT

Lyndsay Grilo
617-783-3800
LyndsayGrilo@hercampus.com

Her Campus Media Wins Prestigious Award from The Office On Women's Health

Her Campus Media, the No. 1 new media brand for the empowered college woman with chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities worldwide,  is a recent recipient of the Office on Women’s Health 25th Anniversary Partnership Award. The Office on Women’s Health (OWH), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides national leadership and coordination to improve the health of women and girls through policy, education and model programs. Her Campus Media (HCM) is recognized for promoting OWH’s mission, most notably during National Women’s Health Week, where HCM founders have served as ambassadors empowering women to take steps to lead their healthiest lives through exercise, diet, and a focus on mental health.

Running these campaigns on a strictly pro-bono basis, HCM has utilized its full suite of award-winning college marketing services including digital, social and email efforts while also tapping into its vast on-campus network of college women – an important audience for OWH that has been historically difficult to access.

"Supporting women's health is at the core of our mission at Her Campus Media, where we serve college women in all aspects of their lives through our content programming, events, and more.  It has been such a privilege to partner with the Office on Women's Health over the years and we are incredibly honored to receive this award and to be able to highlight what is one of our most important partnerships every year," said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder & CEO of Her Campus Media. 

In addition to amplifying National Women’s Health Week, Her Campus Media has executed supplementary campaigns inclusive of guest blogging, national giveaways, and exclusive interviews in support of OWH and partners. The company also recently launched a series of health-related surveys in efforts to both uncover trends in women’s health and share results with its audience. The results were fascinating and widely shared across both the Her Campus network and the PR circuit.

Check out the two-part webcast of the awards ceremony via: LINK 1, LINK 2

To learn more about Her Campus Media, visit hercampusmedia.com and hercampus.com

ABOUT HER CAMPUS

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com) is the #1 global community for college women with a monthly multi-platform reach of more than 20 million users. HerCampus.com features national content on Fashion, Beauty, Life, Love, Career, Health, News, Entertainment, DIY, LGBTQ+, High School, and Real World, supplemented by local content from 300+ campus chapters nationwide and in nine countries. In addition, Her Campus offers an email newsletter, Her Campus Blogger Network, High School Ambassador Program, Her Conference, College Fashion Week®, Her Campus Tour, Her Campus Shop, and even more products, programming and tools to fulfill its mission of serving college women across every platform.

Her Campus serves as a career launching point for its team of college journalists and future marketing mavens. Since joining the Her Campus Team, members have been offered jobs and internships with Glamour, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Seventeen, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, People, The Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, InStyle, Lucky, Esquire, O magazine, MTV, The Washington Post, Digitas, Ogilvy, and many more.

Founded by three students while they were undergraduates at Harvard—Stephanie Kaplan Lewis ‘10, Windsor Hanger Western ‘10, and Annie Chandler Wang ‘11—Her Campus was a winner in Harvard College’s business plan competition, was a Gold Winner & Best All-Around Team in MassChallenge, and was named Top Small Business of the Year by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. The Her Campus co-founders have been named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, BusinessWeek’s 25 Under 25 Best Young Entrepreneurs, Inc. magazine’s 30 Under 30 Coolest Young Entrepreneurs, The Boston Globe’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour magazine’s 20 Amazing Young Women, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. Her Campus has been named to Forbes’s lists of The 100 Best Websites for Women and The 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women.

 

CONTACT

Elaina Featherstone
617-783-3800
ElainaFeatherstone@hercampus.com

Her Campus Partners with Tinder on the 2nd Annual Her Campus Tour

Her Campus Partners with Tinder on the 2nd Annual Her Campus Tour

Her Campus, the No. 1 global online community for college women, has partnered with Tinder, the world’s most popular app for meeting new people, to visit six college campuses this April on Her Campus’s second annual Her Campus Tour.

Each year, the tour visits top college campuses around the country to connect brand partners directly with college students through interactive activities and giveaways.

With Tinder’s vast millennial audience, 50% of which is age 18-24, Tinder is the social app of choice for college students around the nation and an ideal brand partner for the Her Campus Tour.

“The college demographic has always been special for Tinder, having launched Tinder at the University of Southern California, the alma mater of two of our co-founders,” said Rosette Pambakian, Vice President of Communications and Branding at Tinder. “We’ll be bringing exciting Tinder networking and teambuilding experiences to campuses nationwide designed to help students form new friendships and jumpstart the school year...

Her Campus Media Hosts 3rd Annual Her Conference: High School

Her Campus Media Hosts 3rd Annual Her Conference: High School

Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com), the No. 1 new media brand for the empowered college woman with chapters at more than 300 colleges and universities worldwide, is hosting its third annual Her Conference: High School on Saturday April 2 at Tufts University in Boston. The event will bring together hundreds of high school women and their parents for a full day of information, insight and inspiration needed to apply to and attend college.

With the support of sponsors Vera Bradley, GradCity and Signet Education, the conference will feature panels, such as “Finding the Right Fit: How to Determine Which College is Best for You,” “Reslife Roadmap: How to Navigate Living with a Roommate” and “Packing for College 101: What to Pack and What to Skip,” plus interactive sessions on study abroad, financial planning, and more, as attendees hear from current college women and experts alike.

“Her Conference: High School is an incredibly fun, jam-packed, informative day designed to equip high school women and their parents with...

Her Campus Media Named One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine's Inaugural E360 Performance Index

Her Campus Media Named One of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur Magazine's Inaugural E360 Performance Index

BOSTON, MA (October 22, 2015) - Her Campus Media was recently recognized as one of the "Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America" by Entrepreneur magazine's Entrepreneur360™ Performance Index, a premier study delivering the most comprehensive analysis of private companies in America. Based on this study forged by Entrepreneur, Her Campus Media is recognized as a company that exemplifies growth, not just in top and bottom line, but also in sustainability and ability to achieve lasting success.

"We've spent the past five years building Her Campus Media from the ground up, from an idea in a Harvard dorm room to the global media and marketing powerhouse we are today, serving college women with our content and programming and providing unparalleled solutions for companies looking to reach the coveted college demographic. We are thrilled to have Entrepreneur Magazine recognize the value we've created by honoring us with this prestigious distinction," said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder & CEO of Her Campus Media.

"Those honored have identified a problem, come up with a unique solution, and bravely built their enterprises around it," says Ryan Shea, president of Entrepreneur Media. "They've accomplished new ways of producing sustainable growth and are an inspiration to others who want to fulfill their own entrepreneurial goals...

 

Her Campus Releases 'Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women' List

Her Campus Releases 'Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women' List

BOSTON, MA (September 29, 2015) - Over the last six months, Her Campus has scoured the globe to find the most ambitious, talented and forward-thinking college women to recognize on its inaugural 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women list. The college media and marketing powerhouse culled through nearly 1,000 powerful nominations and conducted interviews with many incredible applicants to narrow their list down to just 22.

"The level of talent we saw among the nominations made the selection process incredibly difficult," said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus. "But we could not be more in awe of the truly aspirational group at which we have arrived."

Nominees were evaluated based on a mix of criteria including leadership experience, academic excellence, demonstrated passion for their cause, and ambitious goals for their future. The variety in the final list is astounding—from serving as a volunteer firefighter, to founding nonprofits and conference series, to publishing books, to leading the way for future generations of women in engineering...

Her Campus College Fashion Week® 2015 Kicks off with Sponsors StyleWatch, European Wax Center, Fiat, Milani, Simon & More

Her Campus College Fashion Week® 2015 Kicks off with Sponsors StyleWatch, European Wax Center, Fiat, Milani, Simon & More

BOSTON, MA (September 28, 2015) - Her Campus Media, the top media and marketing company for college women, is once again bringing its renowned fashion expertise to the runway for its 4th annual College Fashion Week® tour hitting Boston, NYC, DC and Atlanta this October. A nationwide, open casting call has slated hundreds of real college women of all shapes and sizes from numerous campuses and backgrounds to model the season's hottest trends for a spectacular catwalk strut–right in their own college towns.

"College Fashion Week is all about the real woman," said Windsor Hanger Western, cofounder and President of Her Campus and emcee of these events. "Our events aim to empower all women to look and feel beautiful, strong, confident, and stylish."

The diversity of the College Fashion Week® tour is seamlessly aligned with its official media sponsor, StyleWatch, the go-to millennial fashion and style resource celebrating people of all sizes, skin tones, hair types and personal tastes through publishing street style photos from all over the world. Christina Decker, an Assistant Editor from StyleWatch...

Her Campus and #ActuallySheCan Head Down South

Her Campus and #ActuallySheCan Head Down South

BOSTON, MA (September 28, 2015) - Her Campus, the #1 global online community for college women, is bringing #ActuallySheCan, a social media campaign that champions the female ambition, to University of South Florida, Tampa. #ActuallySheCan strives to empower women across all aspects of their lives - professional, personal, health and wellness. Famous faces including Eva Longoria, Lea Michele, Miranda Kerr, Emmy Rossum, Nina Dobrev, Estelle, Mel B, Connie Britton, Lo Bosworth and more have all gotten behind #ActuallySheCan, to encourage women (and men!) to embrace the hashtag #ActuallySheCan.

This Wednesday, Her Campus and #ActuallySheCan will bring the online conversation to campus and host a panel discussion on "The Path to Success."

Panelists include Kristin McGee, celebrity yoga instructor; Jennifer Walsh, founder of Pride & Glory; and Laura Brounstein, Special Projects Director of Cosmopolitan. Together they will help start a campus-wide conversation around female achievement and well-being to empower students to express their ambitions and truths...

Her Campus Media Announces Strategic Partnership with Rock the Vote

Her Campus Media Announces Strategic Partnership with Rock the Vote

Two revolutionary organizations team up for one very important mission: empowering millenials to vote

BOSTON, MA (September 17, 2015) - Her Campus Media, the #1 global community for college women, today announced its official partnership with Rock the Vote, the largest non-profit, non-partisan organization in the US dedicated to building the political power of young people. The college marketing powerhouse will tap into its extensive network of over 12 million college women and presence on over 290 college campuses to help fuel Rock the Vote’s campaign to register and turn out young voters. Her Campus will kick off efforts in support of Rock the Vote just in time for White House-backed National Voter Registration Day on September 22. Since the early 90s, Rock the Vote has revolutionized the use of pop culture and the arts to inspire millenials to take political action. At just 6 years old, Her Campus uses a similar model to launch the next generation of female media professionals.

"The Her Campus platform provides an unparalleled opportunity for college journalists to be heard and for their voices to be amplified,” said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Her Campus. “Partnering with Rock the Vote is such a natural fit as we tap into this incredible organization as a vehicle for allowing college women to have the impact on this country's future that they deserve."

Ashley Spillane, president of Rock the Vote, shares Kaplan Lewis’s sentiments...

The Peace Corps and Her Campus Join Forces to Let Girls Learn

The Peace Corps and Her Campus Join Forces to Let Girls Learn

BOSTON, MA (September 14, 2015) - This September, the Peace Corps is collaborating with Her Campus Media to activate their global college network in support of the Let Girls Learn initiative, a government-wide commitment to bring increased focus, resources and impact to the critical issue of girls’ education.

Through Let Girls Learn, Peace Corps volunteers work at the grassroots level to expand access to education for girls around the world. As the largest global college community for women with over 6 million monthly users and chapters on over 290 campuses, Her Campus is committed to raising money and awareness for this initiative as it fits so seamlessly into their overall mission.

"Her Campus's mission has always been to serve college women," said Her Campus Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Kaplan Lewis. “This partnership gives us an incredible opportunity to leverage the community we’ve built to act as a platform and mouthpiece for the Let Girls Learn initiative, while also serving college women in an even broader sense, globally."

With the help of the Peace Corps, Her Campus chapters will be hosting fundraising events all month long ranging from bake sales, to car washes, to...

Her Campus Hosts 4th Her Conference™ in New York City

Her Campus Hosts 4th Her Conference™ in New York City

NEW YORK, NY (June 17, 2015) - These are the country’s future Anna Wintours, Cindi Leives, and Joanna Coleses—and they will all descend upon New York City July 25 and 26 with their smartphones, lip glosses, and – of course – business cards in hand for this summer’s most defining event for future media-ites. That’s because Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com), the #1 global community for college women with chapters at more than 270 colleges and universities, and leading college marketing firm, is hosting its 4th annual Her Conference on July 25 and 26 at Convene’s Financial District location in New York City. The event will bring together the country’s top college journalists and future media mavens for a weekend of career development, inspiration, networking, and beyond.

With the support of sponsors Amtrak, Social Superstore, Intel Corporation, chloe + isabel, and Chipotle, the two-day conference will feature panels such as “Does the Devil Really Wear Prada?: Life In An Entry Level Editorial Position”, “Let’s Get TECHnical: Leading Ladies in Tech”, “How to Make Your Start-up a Success: Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories”, “The Business of Blogging”, “Building a Career in PR”, workshops on networking, leadership skills, interviewing and more, plus interactive sessions on how to grow your Her Campus chapter for those attendees involved with the Her Campus chapters at their colleges.

Speakers hail from the dream employers of today’s budding media-ites, with speakers from Cosmopolitan, Lucky, Rodale, People.com, SELF...

 

Her Campus Media Announces Call for 2015 ‘22 Under 22’ Most Inspiring College Women Nominations

Her Campus Media Announces Call for 2015 ‘22 Under 22’ Most Inspiring College Women Nominations

(BOSTON, MA) - Her Campus Media has launched a search for its first-annual 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women list to recognize and highlight ambitious, talented, and big-thinking undergraduate college women. As the #1 global community for college women with chapters at 250+ colleges and universities worldwide, Her Campus is thrilled to now leverage its deep connections in the college sphere to highlight the achievements of those collegiettes who are already accomplishing major feats before they even leave campus, whether it be through nonprofit work, start-up success, athletics, high-impact research, or in any other area.

The 22 Under 22 honorees will be influencers on their campus (and beyond) who demonstrate leadership, excel academically, are doing big things in an area that’s important to them, and who have ambitious goals for their future.

“Over the past five years working with thousands of college women, I have been floored by the remarkable things these women are accomplishing before they even have a diploma in hand. I am proud to further our mission of serving as a champion for college women through our inaugural 22 Under 22 competition to recognize the amazing contributions these women are making on their campuses and to society at large,” said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Co-founder, CEO & editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Media...

Her Campus Co-Founders Stephanie, Windsor & Annie Debut Book:

 Her Campus Co-Founders Stephanie, Windsor & Annie Debut Book:

The Her Campus Guide to College Life: How to Manage Relationships, Stay Safe and Healthy, Handle Stress, and Have the Best Years of Your Life

BOSTON, MA (March 10, 2015) - From dating to internships—it’s everything you need to know about college.

Get ready for the best years of your life! Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Windsor Hanger Western, and Annie Chandler Wang, Harvard-grad entrepreneurs and co-founders of Her Campus, the #1 global community for college women with 5.5+ million monthly users and chapters at 250+ colleges, are lending their collegiette expertise to the book world with this fresh and savvy take on a college girl’s survival guide.

Her Campus’s college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars—including parties and Greek life—and much more. Whether you’re a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you’ll learn how to...

Her Campus's College Fashion Week® 2014 Kicks off with Sponsors boohoo, TRESemme, bareMinerals & More

Her Campus's College Fashion Week® 2014 Kicks off with Sponsors boohoo, TRESemme, bareMinerals & More

3rd Annual College Fashion Week® Brings the Catwalk to Campus in Boston, NYC, Chicago, SF

BOSTON, MA (September 12, 2014) - College Fashion Week®, the premier fashion show tour put on annually by Her Campus Media, kicks off on Saturday, October 4th in Boston, with stops in New York (Saturday, October 11th), Chicago (Saturday, October 18th) and San Francisco (Saturday, October 25th).

Each College Fashion Week show features real college women — or as Her Campus calls them, collegiettes™ — as its models, having them present the latest fashions to their friends and contemporaries right in their college town. Leading international e-retailer boohoo is the official fashion sponsor of this year’s tour and is recruiting fashion-forward college brand ambassadors who will bring head-turning trends direct to the student community.  Boohoo will also be launching pop-up closets where attendees can check out the latest trends in clothing, shoes, and accessories so they can achieve the best-dressed status on campus this fall.

Official hair care sponsor TRESemme will style the hair looks for the fashion shows in each market backstage with the latest trends, and will host a Dry Styling Trend Bar at the shows where leading TRESemme stylists will elevate the attendees’ looks with the latest styles, inspired by the runways for many of New York’s most celebrated shows, while teaching them how to recreate and achieve these looks at home with...

Her Campus Media Releases 2014 College Rankings

Her Campus Media Releases 2014 College Rankings

BOSTON, MA (August 26, 2014) - Here at Her Campus, the #1 global community for college women, we’re plugged into what’s going on at colleges across the country. With a team of more than 4,000 students at more than 240 colleges and universities contributing to our site, we’ve got the inside scoop on who’s doing what and where. So with the new school year right around the corner, we thought it only appropriate to stack the schools… Her Campus style. 

Read on for Her Campus’s 2014 College Rankings, where we’ll tell you which colleges have achieved Queen-Bey-level ***flawless status, which swoon-worthy campuses are clogging your Insta feed and which collegiettes™ are reveling in the royal treatment. We’ll also tell you where you can find the most attractive man candy, the future white-hat-wearing Olivia Popes, the best of the #GIRLBOSSes and much, much more.

“We wanted to turn the traditional college rankings on their head and put a fun, decidedly collegiette spin on them,” said Her Campus Co-Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Kaplan Lewis. “The college experience is about so much more than just academics, and these rankings take a critical, multi-faceted look at our nation’s colleges and all they have to offer in and outside the classroom, while having (more than) a little bit of fun, too...

Her Campus Host 3rd Annual Her Conference in New York City

Her Campus Host 3rd Annual Her Conference in New York City

NEW YORK, NY (July 9, 2014) - These are the country’s future Anna Wintours, Cindi Leives, and Eva Chens—and they will all descend upon New York City this weekend with their smartphones, lipglosses, and – of course – business cards in hand for this summer’s most defining event for future media-ites.  That’s because Her Campus Media (HerCampus.com), the #1 global community for college women with chapters at more than 240 colleges and universities, and leading college marketing firm, is hosting its 3rd annual National Intercollegiette Conference on July 12 and 13 at the Columbia University Faculty House in New York City.  The event will bring together the country’s top college journalists and future media mavens for a weekend of career development, inspiration, networking, and beyond.

With the support of sponsors Intel Corporation, Amtrak, LUNA, and Chipotle, the two-day conference will feature panels such as “Does the Devil Really Wear Prada?: Life In An Entry Level Editorial Position”, “Let’s Get TECHnical: Leading Ladies in Tech”, “How to Make Your Start-up a Success: Female Entrepreneurs Share Their Stories”, “Behind the Blog: How Top Bloggers Found Their Niche”, “Doing Good: Opportunities in Social Enterprise and Cause-based Careers”, workshops on negotiation skills, fueling your body right, money management, and more, plus interactive sessions on how to grow your Her Campus chapter for those attendees involved with the Her Campus chapters at their colleges.

Speakers hail from the dream employers of today’s budding media-ites, with speakers from Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Women's Health...