Joanna Coles

Author, Love Rules & Former Chief Content Officer, Hearst Magazines


Why Joanna is INBOUND

Aside from being one of the most powerful media moguls in the workforce today, what makes Joanna perfect for INBOUND is her unique understanding of human relationships, which she demonstrates in her latest book Love Rules. In recent years, she has parlayed her savvy business tendencies and flair for interpersonal connections well beyond her successful editorial endeavors, having joined the board of Snap Inc. in 2015 and serving as executive producer of the hit TV show The Bold Type on ABC’s Freeform network.

About Joanna

The New York Times describes her as “one of the most powerful people in media.” HBO’s John Oliver says, “Generally you never want to take emotional advice from a British person, Joanna Coles is the very rare exception to that rule.” Amy Cuddy, the Harvard Business Professor and Ted Talk Power Pose favorite, and author of Presence, says "Joanna Coles has a keener understanding of human relationships than anyone I’ve ever known - and an unparalleled handle on how to put that knowledge into action.”

Joanna Coles empowers audiences to build more meaningful relationships at work, at play, at school and at home. A charismatic and compelling presence in every medium, she brings humor, charm and intellect to her understanding of the challenges of modern culture.

Joanna was the chief content officer of Hearst Magazines and is on the board of Snap Inc (Snapchat). From 2012-2016, she was the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, the world’s biggest female media brand, which she reinvented as a vehicle for women’s empowerment.

She is executive producer of the hit TV show The Bold Type (ABC’s Freeform) inspired by her career as an editor, and frequent contributor to MSNBC’s Morning Joe and the CBS Morning Show. She also served as the mentor on Project Runway: All Stars (Lifetime).

Joanna is the author of Love Rules: How to Find a Real Relationship in a Digital World, published by Harper Collins this spring. Esther Perel, author of Mating in Captivity, says of Love Rules: “For those looking for a smart, effective guide to finding love, look no further.”

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