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. She 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.

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 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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Becoming Fearless: Bold Moves that Build Confidence and Ignite Success

Kate White

This is a 30 to 40-minute keynote I’ve given at major women’s conferences and companies hosting their own female leadership conferences (including Coca Cola and Walmart). I include anecdotes about my own career (some of them amusing), as well as key strategies for women to tap into their inner fearlessness and take their careers to an exciting next level.


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  • A unique approach for generating bold ideas that get you noticed and promoted
  • The “ask” strategy guaranteed to produce results at raise time or during a salary negotiation

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