Over the past 16 years, editor Meredith Bodgas has worked for and written for some of the biggest American magazines and websites, from business to women's and men's lifestyle publications. She was the host of The Talent Economy Podcast. Before that, she was the editor-in-chief of Working Mother, a 41-year-old quarterly magazine published by Bonnier Corp., and a speaker for Fortune 500 clients. In 2019, she was named to the Folio: 100 list, honoring the best in the magazine industry. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan and Thrive Global, among many others, and she's interviewed celebrities and Fortune 500 executives galore, some live on stage, others for her podcast, and others still for video segments. She lives just outside of New York City with her husband and sons.
Led Working Mother to become a top 20 lifestyle brand on Facebook for interaction rate during the pandemic; invited by Facebook subsidiary CrowdTangle to present on the content and social strategy (see 43:00 in August 2020, Lifestyle Trends Series: Family & Parenting)
Grew traffic by 4,000% to FirstforWomen.com and WomansWorld.com, as Bauer Xcel Media's executive editor.
Turned WomansDay.com into a Facebook powerhouse, going from 90,000 followers to more than 1 million as a senior editor at Hearst.
Gained a dedicated following as a daily Glamour wedding blogger while holding a full-time job as senior associate editor at WhatToExpect.com (this was before she had children, of course).
Served as a consulting editorial director to Social Studies, the fastest-growing influence marketing agency.
Enjoyed regular pickup from Huffington Post, AOL, MSN and Yahoo of her Glamour and personal blogs.
Public speaking. She's facilitated discussions for McDonald's and Rice Business, given presentations on parenting and working for LinkedIn, Colgate, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, PwC, Sanofi, DTCC, Flatiron Health, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Andersen Tax, interviewed an exec live on stage for Kellogg's, and served on panels for Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline and more.
Sponsored campaign ideation and execution. She's had very happy customers in Vans, Microsoft, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Ernst & Young, MetLife and more.
Script and speech writing and editing. She was a frequent behind-the-scenes contributor to Working Mother's live events.
SEO. She couldn't have accomplished some of the above without some serious story optimizing.
Event hosting. Perhaps you caught her as the extremely energetic MC at her son's elementary school's talent show. (She's also been on stage at Working Mother's conferences.)
To contact Meredith about editing, writing and speaking/hosting opportunities, please e-mail her.
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