Her Campus Media Inducts Ten Alums Who Are Industry Leaders to ‘Hall of Fame’

June 19, 2019 (Boston, MA) - Her Campus Media, the #1 media brand for college women and career launching platform for the world’s top college journalists, announced today the creation of its ‘Hall of  Fame’ and the ten mega successful alumnae who will be its inaugural inductees.

Her Campus was founded in 2009 with the mission of supporting student journalists and providing them with a platform through which they could gain the clips and experience that would enable them to land media jobs and internships in the real world, so they could share their voice, realize their ambitions, and leave their mark.  Now ten years later, over 20,000 students have ‘graduated’ from the Her Campus program, and they’ve taken the industry by storm, with bylines in leading publications, senior-level roles at major companies, and significant presences on social media and through their own personal brands.

Coinciding with Her Campus's 10th birthday this year, it has created the Her Campus Hall of Fame to recognize alumnae of the Her Campus program whose accomplishments are truly outstanding. It will be inducting 10 inaugural honorees into the Hall of Fame this year - one for each year since Her Campus launched - based on these inductees' incredible professional achievements and the inspiration they provide to the Her Campus community, with more honorees to be inducted in the years to come.

The inductees will be honored in a ceremony at Her Campus’s Her Conference: Empower event in Brooklyn this Saturday June 22.  Her Conference is the biggest, boldest gathering of college women globally, where attendees experience up-close interaction with industry leaders covering everything from media, marketing, and entrepreneurship to entertainment, tech, social impact, leadership, and more.  The inductees will also be profiled on Her Campus’s newest digital and social platform, Her20s.

The inductees are:

Paula Akpan, Co-CEO, Black Girl Fest (University of Nottingham '15)

Berna Anat, Financial Hype Woman; Freelance Media Producer (University of Southern California '11)

Alice Chen, Social Media Manager, Apple News (Emory University '12)

Lily Herman, Contributing Editor, Refinery29; Founder, Get Her Elected (Wesleyan University '16)

Ben Kassoy, Editor-in-Chief, DoSomething.org; freelance writer (Emory University '11)

Toby Anne Milstein, Cofounder, Millennial Pink Party (Barnard College '14)

Hannah Orenstein, Senior Dating Editor, Elite Daily and author (NYU '15)

Devin Tomb, Executive Digital Editor, Prevention.com (Penn State '10)

Mandy Velez, Senior Social Media Editor, The Daily Beast (University of Pittsburgh '13)

Elizabeth Wagmeister, Senior Correspondent, Variety & Co-Host, Page Six TV (UC Santa Barbara '12)

You can read more about the inductees at hercampusmedia.com/hall-of-fame

You can learn more about Her Conference at herconference.com

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 30 million users monthly. Major platforms include flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 380+ campus chapters, InfluenceHer Collective of 4,000+ millennial & Gen Z 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 Media provides award-winning integrated marketing programs for leading brands. Her Campus has been featured in The New York Times, Forbes, PR Week, CNN Money, & more, and has been named to Entrepreneur magazine's Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America, Forbes 100 Best Websites for Women and 10 Best Websites for Millennial Women among other accolades.

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Kayla Hoey

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The Her Campus Team