Kate White

Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan & Best-Selling Author

Kate White is a leading career expert and New York Times best-selling author of several influential books on work, leadership and success, including, most recently, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. Her advice is based on her extraordinary career running five major magazines. For 14 years, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, which was the bestselling monthly magazine on the newsstand for her entire tenure.

White's career in the magazine business began when she won Glamour magazine's Top Ten College Women contest and appeared on the cover. She earned a position at the magazine and quickly rose from editorial assistant to feature writer and columnist. After holding major jobs at several other magazines, she was tapped to be an editor-in-chief, first for Child Magazine and then later Working Woman and Redbook. She took the helm at Cosmopolitan in 1998. Under her leadership at Cosmo, guaranteed circulation grew by 700,000. She also oversaw Cosmo Books, Cosmopolitan.com, digital projects and the Cosmo fashion line introduced at J.C. Penney.

White is the winner of the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication, as well as the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership. She appears frequently on TV, including the Today Show, to talk about success, leadership and career issues. An in-demand speaker, White has given a variety of talks at corporations, women’s groups and literary societies.

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    Branding, Leadership, Women in Business

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    New York

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Kate White- Go Big or Go Home

MEDIA CITY Presents: Kate White Shares Her Secrets of Having It All

Kate White is a leading career expert and New York Times best-selling author of several influential books on work, leadership and success, including, most recently, I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Create the Career You Deserve and Why Good Girls Don't Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. Her advice is based on her extraordinary career running five major magazines. For 14 years, she was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, which was the bestselling monthly magazine on the newsstand for her entire tenure.

White's career in the magazine business began when she won Glamour magazine's Top Ten College Women contest and appeared on the cover. She earned a position at the magazine and quickly rose from editorial assistant to feature writer and columnist. After holding major jobs at several other magazines, she was tapped to be an editor-in-chief, first for Child Magazine and then later Working Woman and Redbook. She took the helm at Cosmopolitan in 1998. Under her leadership at Cosmo, guaranteed circulation grew by 700,000. She also oversaw Cosmo Books, Cosmopolitan.com, digital projects and the Cosmo fashion line introduced at J.C. Penney.

White is the winner of the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communication, as well as the Woodhall Institute Award for Ethical Leadership. She appears frequently on TV, including the Today Show, to talk about success, leadership and career issues. An in-demand speaker, White has given a variety of talks at corporations, women’s groups and literary societies.

To book Kate White call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404. 

How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Build the Career You Deserve

“Leaning in” is one thing, but becoming a success takes real-life strategies that go beyond just a philosophy. In this motivational speech, Kate offers personal insights and unique tactics that she learned rising to the top of her profession (she has run five major magazines, including Cosmopolitan, the number one women’s magazine in the world). The speech is geared not only to women just entering the work force and hoping to make their mark but also to women who have found themselves at a career crossroads or roadblock and are looking for inspiration and guidance.

How Gutsy Women Lead, Succeed and Thrive

Women have made extraordinary gains in the workplace, but they still face hurtles, sometime from the culture at large, sometimes simply from a lack of confidence in their own ability. This speech focuses on how to develop a winning vision, take charge effectively, handle the day to day while still plotting for the future (Kate calls this draining the swamp as you slay the alligators) and own your success. It is geared for women who have recently assumed leadership positions—as well as for those who hope to in the future.

Other Speech Topics:

How to Balance Work and Personal Life

How to Navigate Career Crossroads Successfully

How to Develop Your Personal Brand

How to Manage Your Time Efficiently

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