I couldn’t believe my eyes today. I received an alert from Master Class, the online classroom, that Anna Wintour, the editor-in-chief of Vogue, and the creative director of Condé Nast, was teaching a course on leadership and creativity.
What? How could that be? I never thought the woman, who has always been portrayed as a block of ice, was going to spend her time sharing information with the common man/woman.
I had to see what this was all about. I am a yearly member of Master Class, so I was able to access the course immediately.
I spent a few hours today listening to Anna Wintour talk about her life, family, career, aspirations, mentors, team members, new hires, the changes in the editorial world, designers, models, and celebrities.
She certainly didn’t act like the woman Meryl Streep portrayed in the “Devil Wears Prada.” Knowing many strong women in the business world, I’m sure Anna Wintour was demanding, but not anymore forceful than most successful bosses.
I can’t emphasize enough how important it is for most young people to take this course. Just like the podcast I posted in DigiDame two weeks ago, when I interviewed Frank O’connell, Anna Wintour shared career tips that were invaluable for anyone who seriously wants to do well.
The only requirement is for the student to have an open mind and be willing to learn.
Click here to see a promo of Anna Wintour’s course.