Windsor, Annie, and Stephanie met while undergraduates at Harvard through running Harvard College’s lifestyle and fashion magazine. Through their work on this student publication, they saw the potential for something even bigger and better, and spent spring 2009 developing the business plan for Her Campus. After countless nights working in Harvard’s Quincy House dining hall until 3AM (or later!), they went on to enter and win the i3 Innovation Challenge, Harvard College’s business plan competition, in March 2009. Stephanie, Windsor, and Annie spent summer 2009 living together in a super tiny apartment in New York City, doing internships while preparing Her Campus for its launch in September 2009.
Since then, they have been building Her Campus into what it is today--Windsor and Stephanie graduated from Harvard in 2010 and Annie is taking a leave of absence from Harvard--and you can probably find them working at the Her Campus office in Boston right now!
Stephanie, Windsor, and Annie have been 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
The Boston Globe's 25 Most Stylish Bostonians
The Her Campus founders have spoken at Cannes Lions, The GirlUp Leadership Summit at the White House, Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life Conference, S.H.E. Summit, Women: Inspiration & Enterprise Symposium hosted by Arianna Huffington, Donna Karan & Sarah Brown, Harvard Women in Business's Intercollegiate Business Convention, Stanford's Women in Business Conference, University of Southern California, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Boston University School of Management, among many others.
President & Publisher
Windsor Hanger Western
Windsor leads business development, marketing, and sales and has been responsible for bringing on clients including TRESemmé, bareMinerals, H&M, Merck, ASOS, Vera Bradley, Microsoft, Tidal, and Intel. Windsor was responsible for creating and bringing to life Her Campus's signature experiential programs including College Fashion Week, Her Campus Tour, and Her Conference. Windsor is a 2010 honors graduate of Harvard University where she majored in the History of Science with a citation in French. A born & bred southern belle, Windsor is a native of Asheville, NC. At Harvard, Windsor was a proud member of Kappa Alpha Theta and was named one of the 15 most interesting seniors for the class of 2010. Windsor enjoys getting dolled up, dancing, reading chicklit, meeting new people, practicing yoga, working out, cooking with her husband Alex, and traveling with her daughter Eleanor. Windsor has been 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 has spoken at Cannes Lions, The GirlUp Leadership Summit at the White House, Cosmopolitan's Fun Fearless Life Conference, and many more.
Follow Windsor on Twitter: @windsorwestern
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Stephanie Kaplan Lewis
Stephanie has grown Her Campus to over 89 million monthly multi-platform content views, with chapters at 320+ colleges worldwide. Stephanie also spearheads Her Campus's additional user-facing initiatives, including 22 Under 22, The InfluenceHer Collective and High School Ambassador Program, she oversaw Her Campus's first book, The Her Campus Guide to College Life which was a back-to-school bestseller at Barnes & Noble, and she led Her Campus's acquisition of HerUni Media Limited. She has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, The Boston Globe's 25 Under 25, Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She has served as a National Women’s Health Week Ambassador and a MassChallenge Alumna-in-Residence, and has spoken at Harvard University, Stanford University, S.H.E. Summit, University of Southern California, Northeastern University, and many more, as well as appeared on FOX, NECN, ABCNewsNow, and more as their college expert. Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of Harvard University, where she majored in psychology, minored in economics, and was a member of Delta Gamma. Some of her favorite things include doing barre classes, running (she ran her first Boston Marathon in 2015), watching all #TGIT shows, bargain shopping, cuddling with her rescue puppy Yeti, and vacationing in Maine with her husband, Jason. Follow Stephanie on Instagram and Twitter @stephkaplewis.
CPO & Creative Director
As Chief Product Officer and Creative Director, Annie drives innovation across all of Her Campus’s multimedia platforms, leading creative, technical and user experience strategy to build the products that make Her Campus the most beloved and authentic brand for college women everywhere. In January 2016, Annie successfully launched a major company rebrand, unveiling a new HerCampus.com, College Fashion Week, email newsletter, and more in the process. A firm believer that product is only as good as your process, she also oversees company operations and helps craft winning workflows for internal teams. Annie has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, and Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs. She has served as a National Women’s Health Week Ambassador, McDonald’s Education Workshop tour speaker, and MassChallenge Alumna-in-Residence. In 2010, Annie took a leave of absence from her undergraduate studies at Harvard University to work on Her Campus full time. She was studying visual and environmental studies and psychology, and freelancing as a graphic designer and web developer. In her spare time, Annie enjoys decorating her apartment, accumulating gift wrapping supplies, discovering efficiency hacks, and playing games of the board, card, and video variety.
Follow Annie on Twitter: @annie_wang and Instagram: @anniewang