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Kate White

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


Kate White, the former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, is a nationally known thought leader on career success, and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential business books for women. Read More >

She is passionate about sharing what she’s learned with other women, and her strategies are based on her long career as a media executive. In addition to running Cosmo for 14 years, she was the editor-in-chief of four other prestigious U.S. magazines, including Redbook and Working Woman. At Cosmo she increased circulation by 30 percent during her tenure and oversaw all aspects of this #1 worldwide brand.

Kate’s books on career and success include the recently released and #1 Amazon bestseller (Women & Business) 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 13 murder mysteries and psychological thrillers, which have been published in many countries. Her latest, Such a Perfect Wife, was released on May 7. Library Journal named it a pick of the month and called it a “riveting mystery and intense page turner that never lets up.”

She is an in-demand speaker for conferences, companies, and universities. She has appeared on numerous national television shows, including Today, CBS This Morning, and CNN’s Quest Means Business.

Kate lives with her husband in New York City. She is the mother of two children. Read Less ^

Speech Topics

What Gutsy Women Know: Bold But Simple Strategies That Will Ignite Your Career

Forget Perfection: 3 Seize-the-Moment Secrets of Successful People