Lesley Jane Seymour was named editor-in-chief of MORE magazine in January of 2008. She most recently served as editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she spearheaded the magazine’s signature cause-related programs, including Time to Talk Day, which raised awareness for domestic violence, and the One World/One Wish campaign for the international relief organization Save the Children. While editor-in-chief of Redbook, she repositioned the magazine, developed new editorial programs and features, and guided the title to a National Magazine Award nomination for Personal Service for its comprehensive Breast Cancer Medbook called "What to Do When You Find a Lump." Seymour has also served as the editor-in-chief of YM, beauty director of Glamour, and contributing editor for Vogue. She is the author of two books: On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood.
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Carly Fiorina was the first and, to date, only woman to lead a Fortune 20 company, serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1999 to 2005. Fiorina took an unconventional route to becoming a corporate titan, starting as a medieval history major, a law school dropout, and a secretary. She is the author of the bestselling memoir Tough Choices, and in March 2008 was appointed Victory ’08 Chairman for the Republican National Committee. She currently serves as the Chairman of the Fiorina Foundation, a philanthropic organization, where she chairs The One Woman Initiative — A Fund for Women’s Empowerment, and is a founding partner of the African Leadership Academy. As Chairman and CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises she is bringing her unique perspective and experience to bear on the challenging issues of our world, championing economic growth and empowerment for a more prosperous and secure world.
Laura Landro has been an assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal since 2001, and writes frequently about healthcare. Her column, the "Informed Patient," runs on alternate Thursdays. She also writes the "Finicky Traveler" column for the Weekend Journal section. She is the recipient of the Gerald Loeb award for deadline reporting and the New York Women in Communications, Inc. Matrix Award in the newspaper category, honoring her achievements in journalism. Her story, "Dose of Prevention: Six Prescriptions to Ease Rationing in U.S. Health Care" was one of a series of seven Wall Street Journal articles awarded the 2004 prize for The National Institute of Health Care Management Research and Educational Foundation. The series was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 2004. Her book, Survivor: Taking Charge of Your Fight Against Cancer, an account of her fight against leukemia and a bone marrow transplant, was published in October 1998 by Simon & Schuster.
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Lisa Johnson is an author, speaker, and agent of change. She currently serves as the CEO of the Reach Group, a boutique consultancy with up-to-the-minute knowledge of market forces, trends, and consumers’ buying minds. A leading corporate trainer, researcher, and brand consultant, Johnson is the author of Mind Your X’s and Y’s and The Free Agent Formula, and is co-author of Don’t Think Pink. Her passion is for mentoring women with a fire in their belly and a burning desire to not just do well in their careers, but more important, to do good. Inspirational, passionate, and full of strategies that really work, Johnson has made it her life’s mission to live in the center of her sweet spot and to help countless women do the same.