The HBS Class Day committee is proud to announce Ann Moore, Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., as the keynote speaker of this year’s Class Day.
As Chairman and CEO of Time Inc., Moore oversees 125 magazine titles and 40 websites, touching more than half of American households each month.
Ann Moore’s many accolades include her recognition as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in American Business,” a distinction she has earned each year since the list was created in 1999. In addition, Moore was honored last year with the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award, the school’s highest honor.
Moore’s most impressive achievements, however, are not the litany of prestigious awards, but her willingness to take risks. Moore attended HBS in a time when the classroom was predominately male – she recalls that during her tenure at HBS, female bathrooms lacked permanent signs, a not-so-subtle reminder that she was one of only a handful of females in her graduating class of 1978.
When Moore graduated HBS, she boasted 13 job offers, but in a gutsy move – she ultimately accepted the lowest paying offer of the lot -a financial analyst role at Time Inc. Working her way through the Time Inc. organization over the last thirty years, Moore served in key roles at Time, People, and Sports Illustrated. She oversaw the launch of In Style, People en Espanol and Real Simple. In 2002, Moore took over the Chairman and CEO role shortly after the merger of Time Warner and AOL.