Kate White

  • New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Former Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan
  • Career Expert

Kate White is recognized internationally as a bestselling author of both fiction and nonfiction books, a career expert, motivational speaker, and consultant to Hearst magazines. For 14 years she was the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, which was the number one magazine in its category and the bestselling monthly magazine on the newsstand for her entire tenure.

 Few high-profile editors have successfully balanced the rigors of overseeing a major magazine with a thriving and independent writing career. Her 2012 book, I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know, is an insider’s guide to how you can get the job you want, the promotion you deserve, and savor the rise to the top.

 
  

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“[Kate White is] dazzling but relaxed, with a full, frequent laugh. She is the Bill Clinton of Cosmic, the charming and influential American, the unofficial boss of bosses, toward whom her international counterparts gravitate.”

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How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion and Build the Career You Deserve

“Leaning in” is one thing, but becoming a success takes real-life strategies that go beyond just a philosophy. In this motivational speech, Kate offers personal insights and unique tactics that she learned rising to the top of her profession (she has run five major magazines, including C ...

“Leaning in” is one thing, but becoming a success takes real-life strategies that go beyond just a philosophy. In this motivational speech, Kate offers personal insights and unique tactics that she learned rising to the top of her profession (she has run five major magazines, including Cosmopolitan, the number one women’s magazine in the world). The speech is geared not only to women just entering the work force and hoping to make their mark but also to women who have found themselves at a career crossroads or roadblock and are looking for inspiration and guidance.

How Gutsy Women Lead, Succeed and Thrive

Women have made extraordinary gains in the workplace, but they still face hurtles, sometime from the culture at large, sometimes simply from a lack of confidence in their own ability. This speech focuses on how to develop a winning vision, take charge effectively, handle the day to day while still p ...

Women have made extraordinary gains in the workplace, but they still face hurtles, sometime from the culture at large, sometimes simply from a lack of confidence in their own ability. This speech focuses on how to develop a winning vision, take charge effectively, handle the day to day while still plotting for the future (Kate calls this draining the swamp as you slay the alligators) and own your success. It is geared for women who have recently assumed leadership positions—as well as for those who hope to in the future.
 

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-- How to Balance Work and Personal Life -- How to Navigate Career Crossroads Successfully -- How to Develop Your Personal Brand -- How to Manage Your Time Efficiently ...

-- How to Balance Work and Personal Life

-- How to Navigate Career Crossroads Successfully

-- How to Develop Your Personal Brand

-- How to Manage Your Time Efficiently

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Biography

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of ten works of fiction—six Bailey Weggins mysteries and four suspense novels, including Eyes on You, which comes out in paperback this April, and her next novel, The Wrong Man, which will be published in June. For fourteen years she was the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, and though she loved the job (and the Cosmo beauty closet!), she decided to leave in late 2013 to concentrate full time on being an author.

Her books have received starred reviews from a variety of publications and she has been covered everyplace from The Today Show to The New York Times. Her first Bailey Weggins mystery, If Looks Could Kill, was named as the premier Reading with Rippa selection and soon shot to number one on Amazon. She is published in 13 countries around the world.

Kate is the editor of the Mystery Writers of America cookbook, which will be published in March.

Like many mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm, and she still admires those cliffhanger endings that “Carolyn Keene” created.

She is married and the mother of two children, and once had her daughter stalk her through the woods so she could better describe the sounds of someone being followed.

Kate is also the author of several very popular career books, including 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.