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Michele Promaulayko    

Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, Editorial Director of Seventeen, Lifestyle Author & Brand Builder

Michele Promaulayko is a successful brand builder with deep experience as both a digital media and print magazine editor. She is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan, and the Editorial Director of Seventeen. Previously, she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Health, a digital magazine offering the latest news and expert advice on health, fitness, nutrition, and other wellness topics. Before that she was for six years the Vice President/Editor-in-Chief of Women’s Health, one of the fastest growing women’s magazines in the world. Michele was responsible for overseeing all facets of the brand, including the magazine, website, digital apps, and branded books. In 2009, Michele authored Look Better Naked. Her most recent book, 20 Pounds Younger, was released in 2015.

In 2011, Women’s Health won the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence from ASME (American Society of Magazine Editors) and was again nominated for that same award in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Women’s Health has been included in Adweek’s annual Hot List two times, scoring the win in its genre in 2014, as well as listed on Advertising Age’s annual A-List in 2013. In October 2009, Advertising Age named Women’s Health “Magazine of the Year," praising the title for operating as a brand, stating “most magazines say they’re brands too, but Women’s Health is (power) walking the talk.” Both lists recognize magazines for outstanding performance in circulation, advertising, and overall buzz within the industry.

Before joining Women’s Health, Michele was the Executive Editor of Cosmopolitan for eight years. She has been an expert guest on television programs such as Today, Good Morning America, The Doctors, Rachael Ray, CNN, EXTRA, Access Hollywood Live, Fox News, and The Dr. Oz Show.

She currently sits on ASME’s Board of Directors and has served as a mentor in the Gloria Steinem Media Mentoring Program in affiliation with the Institute for Women’s Leadership at Rutgers University.

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