Stephanie Mehta is editor-in-chief of Fast Company. Her career has so far taken her from the Wall Street Journal to Fortune, Bloomberg and Vanity Fair, where she was deputy editor. Now approaching her first anniversary in the editor’s chair, she oversees the magazine’s editorial and design vision with the aim of recognising “the human side” of business. Stephanie is also responsible for expanding the brand into new territory, including “live journalism” through its annual Innovation Festival. In this in-depth interview, she recalls what drew her to the business beat, delves into the inner workings of the magazine’s newsgathering operation, and discusses the renewed obligation of business to engage more constructively with communities.