Editor-in-chief, Glamour; author, '100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know'
Cynthia Leive is the editor-in-chief of <em>Glamour</em> magazine, which reaches more than 12 million readers each month and outsells more than 98 percent of magazines on the newsstand today, and <a href="http://www.glamour.com" target="_blank">glamour.com</a>, the leading young women’s magazine site. Leive is also a women’s lifestyle contributor for the <em>Today</em> show and the author of <em>Glamour’s Big Book of Dos & Don’ts: Fashion Help for Every Woman</em>. She serves on the board of directors for the International Women’s Media Foundation and is the president ex-officio of the American Society of Magazine Editors. <br />
Leive’s work has been recognized inside and outside of the media industry. A major force in the business, Leive was named the “Most Powerful U.S. Fashion Magazine Editor” by Forbes. In 2008 she received a White House Project EPIC Award for publishing <em>In Search of Hope: The Global Diaries of Mariane Pearl</em>. In 2006 she received a Matrix Award from Women in Communications; a Champion of Choice Award from NARAL-NY for her continued coverage of women’s health; and, along with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and Gloria Steinem, a Lead Her Award from Girls Learn International for her activism in bringing Pakistani heroine Mukhtar Mai to the United States for the first time. <br />
A graduate of Swarthmore College, Leive began her career in publishing at <em>The Paris Review</em> and <em>The Saturday Review</em>. Prior to joining <em>Glamour</em> in May 2001, Leive served as editor-in-chief of <em>Self</em> magazine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, film producer Howard Bernstein, daughter Lucy and son Isaac.