Cindi Leive

2016 Speaker

CINDI LEIVE is the editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine and, which together reach one out of every eight American women, with 10 million print readers and 10 million unique users online. Under her stewardship, the magazine has launched a monthly digital edition, popular special editions, apps and books—including two New York Times best-sellers;, Glamour’s stand-alone beauty site and Condé Nast’s first-ever digital spin-off; a digital video network featuring original programming inspired by Glamour in partnership with Condé Nast Entertainment and The Girl Project, a global philanthropic initiative. Under Leive, Glamour has received a record number of National Magazine awards, including the top honor, Magazine of the Year, honoring print and digital excellence. A major force in the industry, Leive has been a women’s lifestyle contributor for NBC’s “Today Show.” She serves on the board of directors for The International Women’s Media Foundation and is a former president of the American Society of Magazine Editors. Prior to joining Glamour in May 2001, Leive served as editor-in-chief of Self magazine. Under her editorship, Self’s circulation increased by 11 percent. Before Self, Leive was deputy editor of Glamour, where she worked for 11 years.

Leive’s work has also been recognized outside the media industry. In 2012 the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund honored her with the Nat King Cole award for her philanthropic work. The Avon Foundation for Women gave her their Voice for Change Champion award for the magazine’s Tell Somebody campaign in 2011, which encouraged women to talk about relationship violence. Leive received the Life Free of Violence Media Partner award from the U.N. Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women in 2010. In 2008 she was acknowledged with a White House Project EPIC award for publishing “In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl.” In 2006, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gloria Steinem, Leive was honored with a Lead Her award from Girls Learn International. A graduate of Swarthmore College, Leive began her career in publishing at The Paris Review and The Saturday Review. @cindi_leive

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