Carol A. Smith, vice president, publisher and chief revenue officer of Harper’s BAZAAR, will share her thoughts on surviving and succeeding in the magazine world, including her path to Harper’s BAZAAR.

During her time with the magazine she has made sweeping changes to the brand, including establishing the magazine’s niche position as the arbiter of modern luxury.

She will speak at the University of Richmond as a Robins School of Business Executive Speaker Series guest. The event will be held on Oct. 30, 6-7 p.m., in the Robins School’s Queally Hall, Ukrop Auditorium.

BAZAAR is an American women's fashion magazine, first published in 1867. Published by Hearst the magazine considers itself to be the style resource for "women who are the first to buy the best, from casual to couture."

Prior to her arrival at BAZAAR, Smith built ELLE into a multi-brand business, including its alliance with “Project Runway,” grew Parenting from a single title to five magazines and served on the launch teams for Martha Stewart Living and several e-commerce and lifestyle websites.

A graduate of George Washington University, Smith sits on the advisory board of the New York City Ballet. She was also the first woman to hold a sales position at The Wall Street Journal.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. To register, visit

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