Media Personality & Host; Former Editor-in-Chief at InStyle Magazine
Laura Brown is known for her down-to-earth perspective and quirky sense of humour, InStyle’s former editor-in-chief embraced social media and the power of video to engage millions of fashion fans.
Laura Brown's videos
Laura Brown's 2023 biography
About Laura Brown
Laura Brown is a journalist, creative consultant and host. Editor in Chief of InStyle from 2016 to 2022, she ushered the magazine vibrantly through a divisive administration, social unrest and an unprecedented pandemic. Laura reinvented InStyle, embracing a diverse readership with the slogan, “Everybody’s In.”
At InStyle, she expanded the brand’s sphere, giving voice to new fashion, celebrity and activist leaders, particularly with the bold platform, ‘Badass Women.’ Her social media sensibility extended the voice of InStyle beyond the page. Under Laura, InStyle was the first American fashion magazine to ban fur and exotic skins in 2018, and also the first to sign the 15% Percent Pledge. Her unifying voice—most literally on her podcasts—attracts women from all worlds with an inclusive, warm and witty worldview.
Before joining InStyle, she was Executive Editor of Harper’s BAZAAR. During her tenure at BAZAAR and InStyle, Laura received numerous magazine awards: The 2016 ASME Fashion Cover of the Year for BAZAAR’s cover of Rihanna in a shark’s mouth; InStyle’s Best September Issue 2017 award by The Daily Front Row; 2018 ASME Fashion Cover of the Year for InStyle’s inaugural Badass Women cover starring Serena Williams; the Australian Fashion Laureate for Lifetime Achievement in 2019; Hottest Design/Photography in a Magazine for Adweek’s Hotlist 2020; Editor of the Year, The Daily Front Row 2021; Hottest Cover of the Year (Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland), AdWeek 2021 and the ASME for Best Profile Photograph, 2022.
Prior to InStyle and Harper’s BAZAAR, Laura was Articles Director of Details and Senior Editor at W. She earned her B.A in Arts and Communication from Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia.
She sits on the boards of ‘me too.’, The Fashion Trust U.S., SeeHer, Foot Soldiers Park and the One Love Foundation.
Laura Brown's 2023 talks & topics
Owning Your Shit
You might be familiar with Australia-born fashion journalist Laura Brown and her “Ladies First” podcast where she picks the brains of legendary ladies like Brooke Shields, Tarana Burke, Jen Aniston, Salma Hayek and many more. The common denominator, however, is not just celebs for celebs sake. It’s that they’re trailblazers who were the first to accomplish something in their field—and the ones who have something to say about it. The crux of each episode comes with Laura’s prompt for her guest to recall the first time they “owned their shit”. (We strongly recommend the episode with Jen Aniston!).
You could sit around talking about women empowerment, “leaning in” and complaining about the patriarchy, but Laura would prefer to take another approach: Stand taller, square your shoulders and set your boundaries. You’ll never forget that first time you really, truly “Owned your shit”.
In this topic, Laura dives deep into how women can stand up for themselves, find self-worth, and launch themselves ahead. A self-proclaimed “self-propelled little engine”, Laura shows audiences the importance of celebrating both your smallest victories and your biggest losses (and limitations), because—no matter where you’re from or who you know—there is no such thing as perfection and being your authentic self is truly how you own your shit.
- Women in leadership & rising stars and general women’s events
- Gender equity initiatives
- Inspirational and aspirational empowerment content
Laura Brown's 2023 speaking fees
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