Renowned businesswoman and media mogul, Arianna Huffington is internationally recognised for founding her namesake publication. From author to entrepreneur, Arianna has paved the way to her own success and is now one of the most authoritative figures in her industry. With a more recent focus on workplace wellbeing and employee performance, Arianna draws on her business expertise to support women in professional roles achieving their potential, despite a lack of gender diversity or equality.
Best known for her role as the Co-Founder of The Huffington Post, Arianna established the online news outlet in 2005 and led the brand to worldwide success, including a Pulitzer Prize which was awarded in 2012. Having gained a reputation for sharing her expertise through specialist columns, Arianna has gone on to published 15 books, exploring a variety of topics including ‘Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder’ and ‘The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night At A Time’ both of which were best sellers. Her remarkable achievements as a female business leader have seen Arianna named in Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World and on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women list.
Since stepping down as Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post, Arianna has continued to use her platform to promote essential messages. Founding Thrive Global in 2016, Arianna has brought science-based solutions for workplace burnout and stress to the forefront, advising corporate clients on how to gain the best from their employees. Her health, wellness, and better sleep mission has led her to publish ‘The Sleep Revolution’ and the Thrive Global Podcast, which both support improved wellbeing through expert advice.
As a speaker, Arianna shares her powerful message to other professional women, encouraging them through her experiences as a female CEO and founder, to strive for success in their own lives. Having experienced, sexism and a lack of diversity on her way to the top, Arianna’s first hand achievements act as a motivation to others that it is possible.