In this exciting episode, our very special guest is the amazing and highly successful, CEO and editor-in-chief of Bella Magazine and Bella Media + Co, Vanessa Coppes. As one of only five Latina women in the U.S. to helm an international magazine, BELLA CEO and editor-in-chief, Vanessa Coppes, brings the full depth of her diverse background as an immigrant to running her magazine as well as her media company. Born and raised in the Dominican Republic, at the age of 13, Coppes had a clear vision of working in the magazine business in New York City but pursued the more predictable path of becoming a teacher. After graduating college and attending design school there, she taught for several years and loved it, but knew her future held more.
BELLA is an American luxury lifestyle and fashion magazine. Distributed nationally, BELLA covers topics like fashion, beauty, health, philanthropy, arts and culture, cuisine, travel, celebrity and entertainment. Vanessa’s journey and success story is one that embraces authenticity and determination. In this episode, we discussed Vanessa’s journey as an immigrant from the Dominican Republic to New York City and starting her very own business and going through post-partum depression. Mental health is a topic that’s very important to Vanessa, and as Vanessa stated in the interview: “I talk about it (mental health) as often as I possibly can, because I’m here to show people that you can overcome it and you can manage it and you can, continue to live a happy life, regardless of, whatever mental health aspect you may be plowing through. I’ve struggled with depression since the age of 13. So it wasn’t anything new to me after I had post-partum depression”. Vanessa is an inspiration to women everywhere and has lifted the bar as it relates to representation and inclusion in the publishing industry. Listen in to this exciting episode of the Holistic Wealth Podcast with special guest, Vanessa Coppes.