Ann Shoket - Author of The Big Life and Founder of Badass Babes
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Embrace the Mess, Work Your Side Hustle, Find a Monumental Relationship, and Become the BADASS BABE You Were Meant to Be

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You are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world—for everyone. Forever.

You want The Big Life—that delicious cocktail of passion, career, work, ambition, respect, money and a monumental relationship. And you want it on your own terms.

I’m honored to have been at the front lines of the changing values of young women as Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen for the better part of a decade. This generation—your generation—is laser-focused on personal success and achievement in an unprecedented way. And yet, now the road ahead is even more rocky and your dreams, which should be closer than ever, can feel hopelessly out of reach.

You can still see your dream, but how do you get there when there’s been no clear path cut for you?  When ambition and career are at the center of your life, how do you put together the rest of the pieces?

Those are the complex questions I answer in this book—with the help of a sisterhood of young women who are working through the trickiest bits of becoming who you’re meant to be. Learn more…

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Badass Babes

The Badass Babes are a sisterhood of women who are determined to carve their own path, on their own terms.
Do you want to find your passion, amp up your confidence—at work and in relationships, and make the world recognize your awesomeness? Sign up now!

Each week I send a (short!) list of conversation starters about the itchy, complicated emotions around wanting The Big Life—that irresistible cocktail of work, passion, respect, money and the relationship. It’s kind of stuff that you can’t ask your boss—TMI. You can’t ask your friends—other juicy stuff going on. This is a community of women who are going through the trickiest bits of becoming who you’re meant to be together.


Ann Shoket


“It’s a time of major transformation in the media business and in the lives of young women.”

I am an editor-in-chief and senior media executive who has brought two major teen/young women’s publications to number one across every platform. It has been my honor to shape the national conversation among millennials during a time of major transformation in the lives of young women. Learn more…

Ann Shoket - Speaker


“You have no idea what adventures are in store for you.”

It is my mission is to help young women feel so confident that they can walk into any room and own it.  I lead provocative dialog on the most important issues for millennial women. Learn more…

Ann Shoket and Oprah


“Young women are changing what it means to be powerful—for everyone. Forever.”

I have appeared regularly on Good Morning America, Today, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, CNN, Access Hollywood, and E! News. I had a blast as a guest judge for four seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Learn more…