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Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine

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 Amy DuBois Barnett Biography

An award-winning media executive and brand architect, Amy DuBois Barnett is of one of our nation's premier curators of American popular culture. Her vision has shaped the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Essence, Teen People, Honey magazine, and Ebony - the oldest and largest black magazine in the country where she is currently editor-in-chief. At Ebony, Barnett executed the publication's first top-to-bottom redesign in its 66-year history to critical acclaim. She also introduced key new editorial franchises, such as the Ebony Beauty Awards and the "Black Wealth" and "50 Finest" issues, as well as groundbreaking editorial packages, such as "Multiracial in America," "Can We Save Detroit," "Black Men in America," and "Election 2012."

Under her leadership, Ebony grew its base by 11 percent in 2011, was listed as one of Ad Age's 25 fastest growing magazines in the country based on circulation, and won a record-breaking eight Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2012. Ad Age also listed Ebony as a "2012 magazine brand to watch" and MinOnline listed Ebony as one of the top five advertising gainers in the industry for its June 2012 issue. Barnett was named the "2012 media executive of the year" by Target Market News.

Barnett has appeared weekly as an on-air correspondent for CNN's American Morning and has been featured on many national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Nightline, and on various programs on VH1, MTV, and BET.

For her pioneering work as a journalist, style expert, and writer, Barnett received the Trailblazer Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, an Aldo Award for fashion journalism from the Fashion Association, and a Hurston/Wright Award for creative writing. She is on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors and is a member of the Fashion Committee of the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago.

From race relations and female empowerment to business leadership and branding, Amy DuBois Barnett speaks on a wide range of pertinent topics perfectly suited to college and corporate events.

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Speaking Topics
  • Get Yours! How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of

    Do you want more from your job, your loved ones, your life? In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shows you how to "Get Yours" by giving you the insight and encouragement to: Identify and pursue your true passions; achieve your professional goals and accumulate real wealth; form unbreakable bonds with your family, friends, and mate; and let go of any negativity that may be holding you back.

  • Amy will share her seven "rules" for getting yours:

    Embrace fear as growth Be true to yourself Realize your value and demand the best Put into the universe what you want to get back Have integrity Stay independent Do something meaningful every day Laws of Leadership for Women In this illuminating speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares how she rose to the top of the ladder in her industry and offers insight into how all women can reach their leadership goals. Among the "laws" of leadership, Barnett will discuss: effective communication, embracing fear as growth, projecting self-confidence, productive collaboration, graceful self-promotion, and networking. She also addresses the issues of trying to juggle a career, manage a home, and raise a healthy, happy child. She shares her own humorous stories of trying to balance raising her son and furthering her career as a single mother. She also offers helpful advice on: how to prioritize, organizational tools that work; how to create an environment of fun and forgiveness in your house; how to talk to your mate about dividing responsibility; how to raise your children with a solid work ethic; and how to take care of your health and grooming.

  • You Can Have the Career You've Always Dreamed Of

    Amy DuBois Barnett spent the first several years of her professional life allowing other people to dictate her career goals. She spent many unhappy years attempting to climb the ladder in industries that she did not enjoy. However, after learning to follow her passion and working more strategically on her goals, Amy achieved her dream to be an editor-in-chief of a major national magazine. In this illuminating speech, Amy elaborates on seven principles that will make all the difference in your career: Stop listening to others and design your own professional life Make connections before you need them Do an attitude check Don't wait to be noticed Ask questions Understand that perception is reality Don't put work ahead of your personal life Live Your Passion: Be Happy by Being Yourself Happiness is hard to achieve, especially because most of us have the voices of family, friends and society in our ears telling us what our lives should look like, what our goals should be and even who to love. Even if we do achieve our goals, the most highly capable people can be the quickest to let their happiness go as they are the go-to folks who get overloaded with assignments and forget to focus on their own objectives. In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares her personal path toward an authentic and passionate existence. She will also offer insightful advice and tools for finding your own passion and setting your individual path.

  • Developing Strong, Smart & Independent Young Women

    As editor-in-chief of both Honey and Teen People magazines, Amy DuBois Barnett spoke to millions of young women every month. Her personal philosophy of living for your passion, remaining independent, and having a full life resonated throughout the magazines and contributed to their exponential growth. In this revealing and inspiring speech, Barnett shares her own rocky path to personal growth and offers both young women and educators the valuable lessons she learned along the way. Barnett counsels women on: financial responsibility; self-esteem and confidence; pushing past fear; having adventures; setting and achieving goals; and healthy living.

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    Booking fees for Amy DuBois Barnett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy DuBois Barnett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy DuBois Barnett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy DuBois Barnett for your next private or corporate function.
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Amy DuBois Barnett

Editor-in-Chief of Ebony Magazine

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Amy DuBois Barnett Biography

An award-winning media executive and brand architect, Amy DuBois Barnett is of one of our nation's premier curators of American popular culture. Her vision has shaped the pages of Harper's Bazaar, Essence, Teen People, Honey magazine, and Ebony - the oldest and largest black magazine in the country where she is currently editor-in-chief. At Ebony, Barnett executed the publication's first top-to-bottom redesign in its 66-year history to critical acclaim. She also introduced key new editorial franchises, such as the Ebony Beauty Awards and the "Black Wealth" and "50 Finest" issues, as well as groundbreaking editorial packages, such as "Multiracial in America," "Can We Save Detroit," "Black Men in America," and "Election 2012."

Under her leadership, Ebony grew its base by 11 percent in 2011, was listed as one of Ad Age's 25 fastest growing magazines in the country based on circulation, and won a record-breaking eight Salute to Excellence Awards from the National Association of Black Journalists in 2012. Ad Age also listed Ebony as a "2012 magazine brand to watch" and MinOnline listed Ebony as one of the top five advertising gainers in the industry for its June 2012 issue. Barnett was named the "2012 media executive of the year" by Target Market News.

Barnett has appeared weekly as an on-air correspondent for CNN's American Morning and has been featured on many national television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Early Show, Nightline, and on various programs on VH1, MTV, and BET.

For her pioneering work as a journalist, style expert, and writer, Barnett received the Trailblazer Award from the New York Association of Black Journalists, an Aldo Award for fashion journalism from the Fashion Association, and a Hurston/Wright Award for creative writing. She is on the board of the American Society of Magazine Editors and is a member of the Fashion Committee of the School of the Arts Institute in Chicago.

From race relations and female empowerment to business leadership and branding, Amy DuBois Barnett speaks on a wide range of pertinent topics perfectly suited to college and corporate events.

Amy DuBois Barnett Speaking Topics

  • Get Yours! How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of

    Do you want more from your job, your loved ones, your life? In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shows you how to "Get Yours" by giving you the insight and encouragement to: Identify and pursue your true passions; achieve your professional goals and accumulate real wealth; form unbreakable bonds with your family, friends, and mate; and let go of any negativity that may be holding you back.

  • Amy will share her seven "rules" for getting yours:

    Embrace fear as growth Be true to yourself Realize your value and demand the best Put into the universe what you want to get back Have integrity Stay independent Do something meaningful every day Laws of Leadership for Women In this illuminating speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares how she rose to the top of the ladder in her industry and offers insight into how all women can reach their leadership goals. Among the "laws" of leadership, Barnett will discuss: effective communication, embracing fear as growth, projecting self-confidence, productive collaboration, graceful self-promotion, and networking. She also addresses the issues of trying to juggle a career, manage a home, and raise a healthy, happy child. She shares her own humorous stories of trying to balance raising her son and furthering her career as a single mother. She also offers helpful advice on: how to prioritize, organizational tools that work; how to create an environment of fun and forgiveness in your house; how to talk to your mate about dividing responsibility; how to raise your children with a solid work ethic; and how to take care of your health and grooming.

  • You Can Have the Career You've Always Dreamed Of

    Amy DuBois Barnett spent the first several years of her professional life allowing other people to dictate her career goals. She spent many unhappy years attempting to climb the ladder in industries that she did not enjoy. However, after learning to follow her passion and working more strategically on her goals, Amy achieved her dream to be an editor-in-chief of a major national magazine. In this illuminating speech, Amy elaborates on seven principles that will make all the difference in your career: Stop listening to others and design your own professional life Make connections before you need them Do an attitude check Don't wait to be noticed Ask questions Understand that perception is reality Don't put work ahead of your personal life Live Your Passion: Be Happy by Being Yourself Happiness is hard to achieve, especially because most of us have the voices of family, friends and society in our ears telling us what our lives should look like, what our goals should be and even who to love. Even if we do achieve our goals, the most highly capable people can be the quickest to let their happiness go as they are the go-to folks who get overloaded with assignments and forget to focus on their own objectives. In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares her personal path toward an authentic and passionate existence. She will also offer insightful advice and tools for finding your own passion and setting your individual path.

  • Developing Strong, Smart & Independent Young Women

    As editor-in-chief of both Honey and Teen People magazines, Amy DuBois Barnett spoke to millions of young women every month. Her personal philosophy of living for your passion, remaining independent, and having a full life resonated throughout the magazines and contributed to their exponential growth. In this revealing and inspiring speech, Barnett shares her own rocky path to personal growth and offers both young women and educators the valuable lessons she learned along the way. Barnett counsels women on: financial responsibility; self-esteem and confidence; pushing past fear; having adventures; setting and achieving goals; and healthy living.

FAQs on booking Amy DuBois Barnett

  • How to book Amy DuBois Barnett?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Amy DuBois Barnett for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Amy DuBois Barnett, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Amy DuBois Barnett or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Amy DuBois Barnett?

    Booking fees for Amy DuBois Barnett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Amy DuBois Barnett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Amy DuBois Barnett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Amy DuBois Barnett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Amy DuBois Barnett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Amy DuBois Barnett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Amy DuBois Barnett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Amy DuBois Barnett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Amy DuBois Barnett for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Amy DuBois Barnett generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Susan L. Taylor, Erin Gruwell, Star Jones, Mariane Pearl and Farai Chideya. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Amy DuBois Barnett for an upcoming event.

Amy DuBois Barnett Speaking Topics

  • Get Yours! How to Have Everything You Ever Dreamed Of

    Do you want more from your job, your loved ones, your life? In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shows you how to "Get Yours" by giving you the insight and encouragement to: Identify and pursue your true passions; achieve your professional goals and accumulate real wealth; form unbreakable bonds with your family, friends, and mate; and let go of any negativity that may be holding you back.

  • Amy will share her seven "rules" for getting yours:

    Embrace fear as growth Be true to yourself Realize your value and demand the best Put into the universe what you want to get back Have integrity Stay independent Do something meaningful every day Laws of Leadership for Women In this illuminating speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares how she rose to the top of the ladder in her industry and offers insight into how all women can reach their leadership goals. Among the "laws" of leadership, Barnett will discuss: effective communication, embracing fear as growth, projecting self-confidence, productive collaboration, graceful self-promotion, and networking. She also addresses the issues of trying to juggle a career, manage a home, and raise a healthy, happy child. She shares her own humorous stories of trying to balance raising her son and furthering her career as a single mother. She also offers helpful advice on: how to prioritize, organizational tools that work; how to create an environment of fun and forgiveness in your house; how to talk to your mate about dividing responsibility; how to raise your children with a solid work ethic; and how to take care of your health and grooming.

  • You Can Have the Career You've Always Dreamed Of

    Amy DuBois Barnett spent the first several years of her professional life allowing other people to dictate her career goals. She spent many unhappy years attempting to climb the ladder in industries that she did not enjoy. However, after learning to follow her passion and working more strategically on her goals, Amy achieved her dream to be an editor-in-chief of a major national magazine. In this illuminating speech, Amy elaborates on seven principles that will make all the difference in your career: Stop listening to others and design your own professional life Make connections before you need them Do an attitude check Don't wait to be noticed Ask questions Understand that perception is reality Don't put work ahead of your personal life Live Your Passion: Be Happy by Being Yourself Happiness is hard to achieve, especially because most of us have the voices of family, friends and society in our ears telling us what our lives should look like, what our goals should be and even who to love. Even if we do achieve our goals, the most highly capable people can be the quickest to let their happiness go as they are the go-to folks who get overloaded with assignments and forget to focus on their own objectives. In this powerful keynote speech, Amy DuBois Barnett shares her personal path toward an authentic and passionate existence. She will also offer insightful advice and tools for finding your own passion and setting your individual path.

  • Developing Strong, Smart & Independent Young Women

    As editor-in-chief of both Honey and Teen People magazines, Amy DuBois Barnett spoke to millions of young women every month. Her personal philosophy of living for your passion, remaining independent, and having a full life resonated throughout the magazines and contributed to their exponential growth. In this revealing and inspiring speech, Barnett shares her own rocky path to personal growth and offers both young women and educators the valuable lessons she learned along the way. Barnett counsels women on: financial responsibility; self-esteem and confidence; pushing past fear; having adventures; setting and achieving goals; and healthy living.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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