CEO Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast and Women in the World
From acclaimed editor to the rarefied ranks of female CEOs, Tina Brown’s legendary career has been propelled by her talent for re-invention and leading organizations through extreme disruption. Her track record includes transforming Vanity Fair (increasing sales from 200,000 to 1.2 million), reinventing the New Yorker (increasing circulation by 30% and more than doubling newsstand sales) and pioneering online journalism as the founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast. With hard-won wisdom gained as a leader in one of the most disrupted industries of our time, Brown shares stories of radical reinvention in the face of shifting tastes, technologies, business models, customers and market conditions—including invaluable insights on what it takes to come out on top. Read More >
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Behind the iconic Vanity Fair covers of a gloriously pregnant and nude Demi Moore or “The Reagan Kiss” was a story of radical reinvention, brand transformation and total turnaround that’s the stuff of b-school case studies. It is also the story of a twenty-something Englishwoman sent to New York to do the impossible. How Tina Brown not only triumphed, but went on to achieve yet another odds-defying turnaround at The New Yorker, is a business and leadership success story for the ages. In this highly engaging keynote, infused with celebrity encounters and other tales from The Vanity Fair Diaries, Brown mixes her keen wit and talent for storytelling with usable takeaways for succeeding in today’s climate of constant competition, change, and disruption.
Over the past 30 years, the media world has undergone an unparalleled level of transformation. At every turn, Tina Brown has been at the epicenter of her industry’s extreme disruption—gaining valuable insights that are applicable to any industry or organization facing change. Few CEOs share Brown’s record for leading brands and organizations through radical reinvention. As a legendary print editor, Brown’s “prescient understanding of popular culture” resurrected Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, making them relevant to an entirely new generation. In 2008, she broke new ground in media and digital journalism when she founded The Daily Beast. In 2010, she launched her own company, Tina Brown Live Media, creating live events and a global platform for a multi-media, digital world. In this inspiring keynote, Brown shares timeless leadership lessons tailor-made for a climate of disruption—leaving audiences better prepared for whatever’s next.
Reinvention has become the new super power—and no one has mastered its success like Tina Brown. During her legendary career, she turned around the Tatler, transformed Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, and found the bright side of failure when the magazine she founded, Talk, ceased publication. Triumphantly proclaiming that “My reputation rests on four magazines—three great successes, one that was a great experiment…No great career doesn’t have one flame out on it and there’s nobody more boring than the undefeated,” Brown went on to pioneer digital news by founding The Daily Beast. This remarkable power of reinvention—to turn around institutions, get cultures and creativity unstuck, and breathe new life into struggling brands–has defined Tina Brown’s magic. Now CEO of Tina Brown Live Media and the force behind Women in the World, she has transformed her own passion for improving the lives of women into a new brand of activism and community. Whether you’re reimaging your organization or rethinking your strategy, Tina Brown’s highly motivating presentation shares invaluable life lessons to reinvent your brand, business, career and quite possibly, your life.
Tina Brown launched the first Women in the World Summit in 2010 to convene the world’s most inspiring women and offer solutions that build better lives for women and girls. Since then, the Women in the World brand has become an international phenomenon—luring celebrated women leaders, creating a life-changing charitable foundation, and fostering a worldwide movement and community. In this moving and highly informative presentation, Tina Brown brings the most important issues, opportunities and challenges facing women to life. From tales of activism and entrepreneurship to the voices of those who had previously gone unheard, Brown takes you on an incredible journey into the lives and achievements of extraordinary women, telling the most memorable stories of Women in the World.
"Tina was fantastic! We are so fortunate that she was willing to help move the women’s brain health conversation forward."