Tina Brown

Founder of Women in the World, editor and author

Tina Brown is a journalist, editor and author. She went to Oxford at the age of 17, wrote for the university magazine and was published in the New Statesman while still an undergraduate. She won a National Student Drama Award for a play she wrote during her time at Oxford; the Bush Theatre staged a second. At the age of 25, she was appointed editor of Tatler; in 1984, she moved to New York to edit Vanity Fair and, eight years later, she was appointed editor of the New Yorker.

In 2008, she co-founded the online news site the Daily Beast; there she created Women in the World, a platform for women activists, artists, entrepreneurs, CEOs and dissidents. She resigned from Beast in 2013 to concentrate on her roles as CEO of Women in the World and Tina Brown Live Media.