Editor-in-Chief, Cosmopolitan UK
Reinventing Britain’s most widely-read women’s magazine – including how they write about sex; the media’s responsibility on body image issues …and who today’s ‘Cosmo woman’ actually is.
Farrah Storr is Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan UK, Britain’s most widely-read women’s magazine, with an online reach of over ten million regular readers. Named on The Guardian’s 2017 list of Britain’s most powerful people, in this in-depth interview she describes how the iconic media brand is facing the digital challenge, who today’s ‘Cosmo woman’ actually is, and why she had to reinvent the way they write about sex; discusses why she is passionate about improving diversity in the creative industries, the use of plus-sized models and the media’s responsibility on body image issues; argues there is a strong future for traditional glossy monthly women’s magazines, defending them as a force for good which empower women; and shares how Cosmopolitan Housing is providing homes for young women looking to start their careers in London.
19th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic brand established 40 years ago, serving 14m entrepreneurs wanting advice and inspiration – and what he’s learned from them
12th April 2018
Life in the Editor’s chair at an iconic magazine brand, working with the world’s most famous names… and growing readership in a fiercely competitive market
Editor, The Independent
5th April 2018
Embracing a sustainable digital future after closing down the print edition, expanding their reach and coverage… and keeping their commitment to be Independent
Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle
29th March 2018
One of Cosmopolitan’s ‘50 Fearless Women’ on how she’s taken the paper to record success; hiring a cannabis correspondent… and contrasting her city’s tech billionaires against a massive homelessness crisis.
22nd March 2018
The journey leading and growing a unique global lifestyle media brand, refusing social media… and exciting plans for the future.