Kate White is an internationally known expert on leadership, work and success, and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on those topics. Her advice is based on her career running five major U.S. magazines. For 14 years she was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, one of the most successful magazine brands in the world.
Under White’s leadership, Cosmo’s guaranteed circulation grew by 30 percent. It became the number one selling magazine on newsstands and remained so during her entire tenure. International editions doubled to a total of 64. She also oversaw all aspects of the brand, including Cosmo Books (over a million sold), Cosmo Radio, Cosmopolitan.com, and a number of highly successful digital apps.
White regularly speaks at conferences, businesses and universities around the country, and she has appeared frequently on television, including The Today Show and CNN’s Quest Means Business. Her articles about success and leadership have been published on a wide variety of sites, including Forbes and HBR.com. Her honors include the Matrix Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Communications Industry and the Woodhull Institute Award for Ethical Leadership. She was named one of the 15 Best Career Experts to Follow on Twitter by CEOworld.com.
Kate is the author of several business books, 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. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of ten suspense novels, which have been published in 13 languages. Her latest, The Wrong Man, was just released.
She is a graduate of the first co-educational at Union College, and in 2013 attended the Women’s Leadership Forum at the Harvard Business School Executive Education program.