New Fortune editor in chief Alyson Shontell writes for the December 2021/January 2022 print issue of the magazine about her role.
Shontell writes, “When I was first approached about the opportunity to lead this storied publication, I was 278 days pregnant. Zoom ahead, and I now have a 5-month-old daughter, and I’m writing to you as Fortune‘s first female top editor in 92 years.
“One interesting thing about being a woman in business is there are a lot of barriers that still need to be broken. In every industry, there’s an opportunity to build a historic career.
“Before joining Fortune, I was editor-in-chief of Business Insider. I joined the founding team there in 2008 and cut my teeth as a startup reporter, where I was first to cover some of today’s most valuable companies.”
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