Dame Anna Wintour DBE is a British-American journalist and editor who has been editor-in-chief of Vogue since 1988 and artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue’s publisher, since 2013/ . People have been wondering if Anna will resign or be fired since Wintour’s apology that Vogue has been “hurtful and intolerant” — and not done enough to promote black staff and designers.
Zara Rahim, the former Vogue communications director, went on Twitter this week to share her bad experience at the publication. “The trauma I carry from Condé is something I have a hard time talking about,” Rahim wrote. “I was the only woman of color in a leadership role. I’m non-black. I was told in the end I was ‘complaining too much’. Look at those mastheads and tell me this was an accident.”
In a town hall meeting with Condé Nast employees on Friday led by senior executives, chief executive officer Roger Lynch, told them that Anna isn’t going anywhere, BOF is reporting.
Page Six is also reporting that Condé Nast is planning to hire a global chief inclusion officer and investigate all claims of pay and workplace discrimination. Lynch sent an email to its global staff stating a number of commitments such as “ensuring equitable representation within our content across our print, digital and video,” plus “accelerating our Diversity and Inclusion report” and, “introducing our new global code of conduct with an updated anti-discrimination and anti-racism policy later this year.”
They will also be making a contribution and matching employee donations to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund through July 1st, and pledging $1M in pro bono ads.