Kate White is a nationally known expert on leadership, work and success, and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books on those topics.
The strategies she shares are based on her long career as a highly regarded media executive. She was the editor-in-chief of five prestigious U.S. magazines, including Cosmopolitan for 14 years, as well as Redbook and Working Woman. At Cosmo she increased circulation by an astonishing 30 percent and oversaw all aspects of the brand, including the website, apps, books, and videos.
White is an in-demand speaker for conferences, companies, and universities around the country due to her business wisdom and principles. She has appeared on numerous national television shows, including Today and CNN’s Quest Means Business. Her articles on leadership, success, and branding have been featured in a variety of publications and websites, 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 content-driven 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, in April, The Gutsy Girl Handbook (Grand Central), a totally revised edition of her groundbreaking 1990’s Wall Street Journal bestseller, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do. She is also the New York Times best-selling author of 12 murder mysteries and psychological thrillers, which have been published in 13 languages.
She is a graduate of the first co-educational class at Union College, and in 2013 attended the Women’s Leadership Forum at the Harvard Business School Executive Education program. She is married and the mother of two grown children.