Founder & CEO, CoveyClub.com
Lesley Jane Seymour is the Founder and CEO of CoveyClub.com, a platform whose mission is to connect women age 40 and older through events and online forums. Shewas named editor-in-chief of More and More.com in January 2008, and led the magazine to a 2009 National Magazine Award nomination for personal service for an investigative piece called “The Endangered Uterus” and to nominations for General Excellence in 2010 and 2012.
Under her guidance, the magazine published its first compilation book, More Magazine’s 287 Secrets of Reinventing Your Life: Big and Small Ways to Embrace New Possibilities; was named to Mediaweek’s 2010 Hot List and dubbed “the Vanity Fair for Women” by marketers; and was the first Meredith brand to totally incorporate and run its own website. Seymour was also ranked fourth on Forbes’ Most Powerful Fashion Magazine Editors list in 2009. In 2012, Meredith Corporation named Seymour Editorial Content Director of The Beauty Center of Excellence, an initiative that creates the company’s corporate strategy by developing multiplatform content sharing partnerships internally and with other leading beauty industry brands.
Before joining Meredith Corporation, Seymour served as the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where she spearheaded the magazine’s signature cause-related programs, including It’s Time to Talk Day, in which Congress renewed the Violence Against Women Act, thanks in part to the magazine’s effort; she created the One World/One Wish campaign for the international relief organization Save the Children, which authored legislation to take 1% of defense spending to put toward rehabilitating women and children after war. She also led Marie Claire to an ASME nomination for General Excellence in 2006.
Prior to that, Seymour was editor-in-chief of Redbook, where she repositioned the magazine, developed new editorial programs and features and guided the title to a National Magazine Award nomination for Personal Service for its comprehensive “Breast Cancer Medbook.” Seymour’s editorial experience also encompasses serving as the editor-in-chief of YM, beauty director of Glamour and senior editor of Vogue. Additionally, Seymour is the author of two books, On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood; she is the chair of Duke Magazine’s editorial advisory board and a Global Ambassador for Vital Voices.
Smart, witty and energetic, Seymour is a frequent quest on national broadcast programs, including: Good Morning America, TODAY, CBS: This Morning, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, EXTRA, Access Hollywood and National Public Radio.