Mosaic Woman Legacy
Former President, Hearst Magazines & Chairman/Hearst Corporation; Author, Basic Black
Cathie Black is a well known media and publishing executive having spent the majority of her career as President, then Chairman, of Hearst Magazines (think Cosmo, O, the Oprah magazine, Food Network, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Veranda, Esquire and her personal favorite, Popular Mechanics.) Prior to Hearst, Cathie was president/ publisher of USA Today in its launch years. Earlier, she was the first woman to become a publisher of a consumer weekly when she was named publisher of New York magazine.
Her career began in advertising sales both at New York and Ms. For much of her career, Cathie has been a “first” breaking barriers along the way and paving opportunities for the younger generation of female executives. She is also an author, having written Basic Black: the Essential Guide to Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best seller and published in 12 countries.
Today, she lives in the start-up world as an advisor, board member and/or angel investor in a variety of young companies, to include PubMatic, Yieldbot, Bark & Co (BarkBox), Pinks & Greens, Hit Fix and others.