Aya Kanai

Aya Kanai
Head of Content and Editorial Partnerships
Aya Kanai is Head of Content and Editorial Partnerships at Pinterest. She was previously Editor-In-Chief of the U.S. edition of Marie Claire magazine. Before her appointment at Marie Claire, Kanai has been Hearst Magazines Chief Fashion Director since 2016, overseeing the fashion content for Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping and Women’s Day. She also managed fashion styling for HearstMade and supported special projects for Hearst Magazines’ digital sites including,, and In 2015 and 2016, Kanai appeared as a judge on the Lifetime reality television series Project Runway Junior. Prior to that she was the Style Director at Amazon’s In 2008 she was the senior fashion editor at Teen Vogue and, from 2004- 2007 fashion director at Nylon. Kanai is a graduate of Oberlin College where she was a Double Major in Visual Art and Religion with a minor in East Asian Studies. Kanai lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.

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January 22
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As consumer shopping preferences have shifted significantly to online purchasing due to COVID-19, many brands and retailers struggle to bring the magic of the shopping experience through to the final transaction. What new role can creators and merchants play in the ecommerce purchase journey to deliver the inspiration shoppers find online and drive a premium shopping experience? Join Pinterest’s… Read more