Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of fourteen books.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
She has been named to Time Magazine's list of the world’s 100 most influential people and the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
She serves on several boards, including HuffPost’s partners in Spain, the newspaper EL PAÍS and its parent company PRISA; Onex; The Center for Public Integrity; and The Committee to Protect Journalists.
Her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder was published by Crown in March 2014 and debuted at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list.
This book is a logical, fair, and utterly devastating critique of the excesses of feminist extremism. Huffington recognized the need to expand opportunities for women as well as the justice of our genuine grievances. But she also knew that the "battle of the sexes" is a foolish premise and that men and women are not bitter enemies in some age-old "plot" by one half of the species against the other. She also recognized that while women enter into a variety of professions and occupations previously closed to them, they will not turn their backs on such basic, necessary relationships as marriage and family. The title, "The Female Woman," is a pointed rejoinder to Germaine Greer's "The Female Eunuch," and Huffington shows the extreme bias and foolishness rampant in that book as well as the other big "Libber" volume, Kate Millett's misguided "Sexual Politics." A must-read for anyone interested in gender issues.
This book changed the way I think about feminism or the liberation feminists. My younger self would be angry at me for reading this but young Ariana is wise beyond her years she foresaw the contradictions and excesses of the liberation movement. She spoke for the middle and she did it in such an intelligent way. I am shocked and inspired that she wrote this book in her earlier twenties.