Cathie Black in Conversation with Arianna Huffington
Cathie Black has been one of the leading figures in American publishing for more than twenty years. "The First Lady of American Magazines" maintains a reputation as one of the industry's most solid and successful publishing executives. Black began her career in advertising sales with several magazines, including Holiday and Ms., and she made publishing history when she became the first woman publisher of a weekly with New York Magazine in 1979.
Black currently heads Hearst Magazines, a division of the Hearst Corporation and one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines. She manages the development of some of America's leading consumer publications, including Cosmopolitan, Town & Country, The Oprah Magazine, Esquire, and Good Housekeeping.
Her book Basic Black draws on her four decades in the media business. She explains how she achieved what she calls "a blend of professional accomplishment and personal contentment" and offers advice on how women can seize opportunity in the workplace. For the past eight consecutive years, Black was listed among Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women."
Political commentator, nationally-syndicated columnist, and activist
Arianna Huffington is the author of On Becoming Fearless, an empowering guide for women. The non-partisan, ideologically driven critic is also the force behind the popular news blog website "The Huffington Post"- City Arts & Lectures
With a new best-selling book drawing on her four decades in the media business, Cathie Black - dubbed "The First Lady of American Magazines" and "one of the leading figures in American publishing over the past two decades" by the Financial Times - heads Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation and one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines. She manages the financial performance and development of some of the industry's best-known titles: Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Marie Claire, O, The Oprah Magazine, Popular Mechanics, Redbook, and Town & Country - 19 magazines in all.
She also oversees nearly 200 international editions of those magazines in more than 100 countries. Most recently, she oversaw the launch of Quick & Simple, Hearst's first weekly magazine in the U.S.
Arianna Huffington is a nationally syndicated columnist, author of eleven books and co-founder and editor of the HuffingtonPost.com. She is also co-host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio's popular political roundtable program.
Her weekly commentary is syndicated in newspapers across the country by Tribune Media Services. Huffington's many books include On Becoming Fearless...in Love, Work, and Life, Maria Callas: The Woman Behind the Legend, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America, and Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America.