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 the 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, Northeastern University, Boston College, and Boston University School of Management, among many others.
President & Publisher
Windsor Hanger Western
At Her Campus, Windsor leads business development, marketing, sales, and event execution and has been responsible for bringing on clients including Victoria's Secret, U by Kotex, Merck, Pinkberry, LOFT, and Intel. 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. Before founding Her Campus, Windsor interned in the Marketing department at Bloomingdale’s, as well as in the Beauty and Advertising departments at OK! magazine. At Harvard, Windsor 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, and cooking with her husband Alex. Her passions also include chocolate ice cream, hanging out on her mom's farm with her three younger sisters, sushi, digital media and Her Campus. 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.
Follow Windsor on Twitter: @windsorwestern
CEO & Editor-in-Chief
Stephanie has grown Her Campus to over 3.5 million monthly users with chapters at 240+ colleges worldwide and formed content partnerships with Seventeen and SELF. Stephanie also spearheads Her Campus's additional user-facing initiatives, including the Her Campus Blogger Network and High School Ambassador Program, and she led Her Campus's 2013 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 she is a regular guest on Fox 25 News and NECN for college-related segments. Stephanie is a 2010 graduate of Harvard University, where she was a member of Delta Gamma. Some of her favorite things include doing barre classes, watching Grey’s Anatomy, trying new nail polish colors, bargain shopping, watching cute animal videos, getting froyo (coffee with Reese's) with her best friend Jackie and vacationing in Maine with her fiance, Jason.
Follow Stephanie on Twitter: @stephaniekaplan
CPO & Creative Director
Annie drives innovation across all of Her Campus’s multimedia platforms, including HerCampus.com, HerCampusMedia.com, College Fashion Week, the Her Campus Blogger Network, the Study Break email newsletter, and the Her Campus Shop. She leads creative, technical, and user experience strategy to build products that support and amplify Her Campus’s unique offerings while serving its 3.5+ million users in a fresh and cohesive way and oversees the manifestation of the iconic Her Campus brand. Annie has been named to Inc.’s 30 Under 30, Businessweek’s 25 Under 25, Forbes’s All-Star Student Entrepreneurs, Glamour’s 20 Amazing Young Women, Boston Business Journal’s Innovation All-Stars, and The Boston Globe’s 25 Most Stylish Bostonians. She has served as a National Women’s Health Week Ambassador, McDonald’s Education Workshop tour speaker, and a MassChallenge Alumna-in-Residence, and she is an entrepreneurship mentor with BUILD Boston. In 2010, Annie took a leave of absence from her undergraduate studies at Harvard College 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, playing video games with her husband, trying different types of granola, accumulating gift wrapping supplies, discovering efficiency hacks, and dreaming about hosting a tea party in the apparently never-arriving future.
Follow Annie on Twitter: @annie_wang and Instagram: @anniewang