While I’m particularly interested in people who aren’t afraid to sweat it out for their career, I was especially keen on interviewing Anicka for my Cocktail Conversations series because she’s also incredibly, well, nice. (I know, weird – right?) When you meet her in person she gives off an energy that’s really down to earth and genuinely present.
Those qualities aren’t easy to come by these days, especially in a deadline-based, demanding career like hers. This is not the Editorial Director who barks at interns and throws fur coats around for them to catch. This is a women who genuine prides herself in teamwork, positive leadership, and fostering a sense of community and fulfillment within her team. So much so in fact, that she’s had the lowest staff turn-over rate either of the magazines has ever seen.