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Arianna Huffington        

Former President & Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group & New York Times Bestselling Author of Thrive

Arianna Huffington is the former chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.

In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. She has been named to TIME magazine's list of the World’s 100 Most Influential People and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.

She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity and The Committee to Protect Journalists.

Huffington is the author of 15 books, including international bestsellers Thrive and The Sleep Revolution.

She is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, which aims to end the stress and burnout epidemic by offering companies and individuals sustainable, science-based solutions to enhance both well-being and performance.

Speech Topics

The Brave New World of the “New Media”: How Social Media Has Revolutionized the Communications Landscape

The tech advances of the last few years have turned the news and entertainment worlds on their ears, shifting the balance of power away from the media giants and to consumers -- and citizens -- empowering them to choose and create. Technology is having the same game-changing effect on the political world. In this lively presentation, Huffington, described by Fortune as one of the few people who “get” the Internet, discusses the latest online and social media trends -- including how media companies are turning content promiscuity into profits -- and reveals her vision of a hybrid future where traditional media and new media become one.

Third World America: Practical Solutions for Rebuilding America and Reviving the Middle Class

In this presentation based on her book, "Third World America," Huffington addresses how middle-class Americans are quickly becoming an endangered species and why the American Dream of a secure, comfortable standard of living and a better life for our children has become as out­dated as an Edsel with an eight-track player. Delivering both a wake-up call and a detailed road map to recovery, Huffington offers the specific steps we need to take -- as individuals, as families and as a country -- to help prevent America from turning into a Third World Nation, while putting us back on the path to becoming the “more perfect union” our founding fathers envisioned.

Politics in America

As the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, one of the most popular and influential news and opinion sites on the web, Arianna Huffington has her finger on the pulse of America and the attention of one of the most politically active and vocal communities in the country. Drawing on her access, knowledge and experience, Huffington provides an up-to-the-minute briefing on today’s headline news and issues.

From Politics to the Board Room: Fearless Leadership

In today’s uncertain times, it is hard to figure out what is best for yourself, your employees and your business. Huffington, a successful entrepreneur and business leader who has triumphed over naysayers, self-doubt and a turbulent economy, demonstrates to audiences how difficult times can be turned into an opportunity for growth—both personally and professionally. With real-world experience as co-founder and editor-in-chief of the highly successful Huffington Post, Huffington is an expert at showing people how to thrive in the face of adversity—ultimately leading both people and businesses through the toughest of times.

Redefining Success: The Third Metric That Can Benefit Your Bottom Line

Can you achieve true success through a relentless race to the top at the exclusion of all else? Arianna Huffington -- president and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group—makes a compelling case for a different approach. By redefining success beyond money and power, she urges audiences to consider a third metric in measuring success—one which is “based on well-being, health, our ability to unplug and recharge and renew ourselves, and to find joy in both our job and the rest of our life.” Mounting evidence, both scientific and anecdotal, confirms that the practices that make us less stressed also make us more productive, and Huffington provides clear examples of how this is not only good for families and employees’ health, but also good for a company’s bottom line. Even though the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for either gender, Huffington acknowledges that women must lead the charge in changing the current ethos. Eloquent and engaging, Huffington shares how ‘leaning back’ makes for wiser leaders and how ultimately, success is not just about money or position, but about living the life you want—not just the life for which you settle.

Both Sides Now with Arianna Huffington and Mary Matalin

In a presentation inspired by their nationally syndicated radio show "Both Sides Now," Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington and CNN analyst and former presidential advisor Mary Matalin use their insider status to analyze all sides of the headlines shaping today’s conversations. Two of the most savvy -- and prominent -- women in politics and the media today, Huffington and Matalin have a passionate yet respectful discussion on politics, policy and culture in a way where ideas rather than insults are traded. While they have sharply different views on regulation, foreign policy, the economy and electoral politics, they also find common ground on a surprising number of issues -- and in surprising ways -- in this lively exchange on the challenges facing America and the world, both today and in the future.


Arianna Huffington to Speak at Klick Health’s MUSE NYC Event

Klick Health CEO Leerom Segal today announced the addition of Arianna Huffington, one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People and Forbes Most Powerful Women, to the line-up of presenters at Klick’s inspirational, salon-styled MUSE NYC event on March 31st.

Arianna Huffington: Media is failing America in how it’s covering Trump

Arianna Huffington says news outlets are “mainstreaming” Donald Trump’s “extremism” — and her web site won’t be a part of it.

Nobody Is Too Important for Sleep, Arianna Huffington Says

Sixty percent of people sleep or have slept near their smartphones, and that’s a big problem, Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington says. The solution, she argues in her new book “The Sleep Revolution,” is to gradually ease yourself off of technology before you hit the hay.

Arianna Huffington steps down from HuffPo

Arianna Huffington is stepping down from the website she co-founded a decade ago, The Huffington Post.

Huffington said the new health and wellness company she is launching, Thrive Global, demands her full-time attention. Thrive will start in November.

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