How I Made It: Keija Minor, Editor-In-Chief Of BRIDES Magazine & Brides.com

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I embrace women in the magazine and publishing industry, especially African-American women. This is a male dominated industry and being an African American woman editor-in-chief is very slim. We don’t see that quite often! I applause Keija Minor, who is the Editor-in-Chief of BRIDES magazine and Brides.com.

When Minor took the position at BRIDES two years ago, she became the first and only African American EIC at Conde Nast in 103 years.

In a web series with Style Blazer‘s “How I Made it,” Minor talks about how she went from a corporate attorney to EIC of one of the oldest magazines in America at one of the premier magazine publishing companies.

Below are some excerpt:

About This Episode

Keija Minor attended Howard University School of Law with every intention of becoming a lawyer. Although she did indeed go on to practice corporate law, it wasn’t long before Minor decided to make a career transition to publishing. Admitting it wasn’t an easy transition, Keija had to literally start at the bottom of the editorial ladder as a magazine intern.

After paying her dues, Keija eventually worked her way up to Editor-in-Chief of Gotham magazine and then held the same title at Uptown magazine. Keija decided to make the move to Conde Nast when she became Executive Editor of BRIDES under then-Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider. After Anne left to head up Marie Claire, Keija was named Anne’s successor and became the first person of color to ever hold the top title at a CondĂ© Nast publication.

To hear Keija share her career journey from corporate lawyer to Editor-in-Chief of BRIDES, which recently celebrated its 80th anniversary, watch the inspiring video above. 

Photos Credit:  Keija Minor’s Instagram

Source:  Style Blazer

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Donovan is the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of www.dmfashionbook.com. For all general inquiries please email don@dmfashionbook.com Donovan has a BA in Journalism & Media Studies from the prestigious Rutgers University. He's currently studying entertainment and fashion law.