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Kate White

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As Former Editor-In-Chief of Cosmopolitan & New York Times Bestselling author Kate White shares her experience as a writer - how to find new creative paths and winning ideas around you.

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Kate White is a nationally known authority on leadership, work, and success, and a New York Times bestselling author of several influential books for women on those topics. 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.

Why you should book Kate White for your next event

  • White 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.
  • Her articles on leadership, success, and branding have been featured in a variety of publications and on many websites, including Forbes.com and HBR.com. CEOworld.com named her one of “The 15 Best Career Experts to Follow on Twitter.”

Kate 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 30 percent during her tenure and oversaw all aspects of this top worldwide brand, including the website, apps, books, and videos.

Kate is the author of content-driven business books, including the newly released The Gutsy Girl Handbook (Grand Central Publishing), 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 Union College and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Education Women’s Leadership Forum.

She is married and the mother of two grown children.

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Being fearless and gutsier doesn’t solve the systemic bias in the workplace, but since the playing field won’t be equal anytime soon, give yourself a powerful edge by daring to be bolder. Kate has spoken to thousands of women on this topic at events across the country and have heard fantastic feedback from individual women on how it positively impacted their careers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn how being fearless and gutsier isn’t about changing who you are but simply tapping into your natural instincts
  • Discover the flaw in trying to be a hundred percent ready
  • Recognize the role “imposter syndrome” plays in killing confidence and finally get beyond it
  • Come away with a unique, tested strategy (called “the 4 B’s”) for crafting bold, disruptive ideas that get you noticed and promoted
  • Find out the gutsy “ask” strategy that always gets results
  • Discover why asking for opportunities is as important as asking for money—and how to create them when they’re not there
Keynote by Kate White


When Kate was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the first question she was asked after every keynote she gave was, “How do you do it?” Because Kate did not only successfully run the #1 magazine brand in the world, increasing circulation by 30 percent during her tenure, but she also wrote a New York Times bestselling suspense novel every year, and raised two children with her husband. Kate loves to share the productivity habit that made all the difference for her. And can work for anyone.

Key Takeaways:

  • The best time management trick to start your day with
  • The biggest creativity suck I see people giving into again and again
  • The unique scheduling challenge women face and how to meet it brilliantly
Keynote by Kate White


Sometimes it’s restlessness that makes us feel the urge to reinvent our careers and/or our lives. At other times, that need is forced upon us. Six years ago Kate totally reinvented her career –from Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief to bestselling author of murder mysteries and psychological thrillers–and Kate loves sharing the secrets she discovered that can work brilliantly for anyone eager to hit refresh or totally reinvent.

Key Takeaways:

  • Find out how to break through the fear that results when you’re facing the need for change
  • Discover the surprising 3-step process for deciding what your next act should be
  • Recognize the most common mistake women make when they begin to reinvent
  • Learn the gutsy, contrary-to-the-rules way to launch your new plan into action despite roadblocks (some of which you may be inadvertently creating yourself)
  • Understand the importance of allowing yourself to be “brand new” again
Keynote by Kate Whiter


Key Takeaways:

  • Gain clarity on why there’s a danger in always waiting for the perfect moment
  • Learn now to stop listening to the little voice in your head that may be holding you back
  • See how envy, yes envy, can be a powerful motivator when you’re feeling stuck
  • Discover a new metric for assessing how ready you really are
  • Be introduced to a simple strategy that allows you to aim and fire
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