Editor at Large
Carol Hymowitz is known through the business community in the U.S. and internationally for her writing, editing and speaking about longevity and the retirement savings crisis as well as management issues, governance, innovation and diversity in the workforce.
Among her journalism awards are a 2013 Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and a 2014 Front Page award from the Newswomen's Club of New York, both for stories about aging and the need by many seniors to work longer. She also edited stories that won a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 2002 and for national reporting in 1995.
She previously launched and was Editorial Director of ForbesWoman magazine and ForbesWoman.com and before that a senior editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal, where she spent most of her career. Her weekly "In the Lead" column explored the biggest challenges facing executives and how men and women navigate power.
Carol began her journalism career as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal in Pittsburgh, covering energy, manufacturing and the retail industry. She was named Pittsburgh bureau chief in 1999, overseeing coverage of more than 300 companies including Procter & Gamble, Corning, USX, Alcoa, Federated Department Stores and Kodak. She returned to New York in 1999 as a senior editor of management and workplace issues and also launched the Journal's "Women to Watch" coverage and annual conferences. She is known for having popularized the term "the glass ceiling" in a 1985 Journal article.
Carol is a frequent speaker at conferences and has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV and radio, CNBC, CBS and other media. She is co-author of A History of Women in America (Bantam Books) and a contributor to Growing Older (a Bloomberg/Wiley e-book.)
She received her B.A. with honors from Brandeis University and an M.S. from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. She is a board member of the Women's Refugee Commission and a member of the Economic Club of New York and the New York Women's Forum.