A Conversation with Kim Bodden:

Senior Vice President/Editorial & Brand Director
of Hearst Magazines International


Kim St. Clair Bodden, '81, is the Senior Vice President/Editorial & Brand Director of Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst, where she oversees the direction of the company’s nearly 250 global editions of powerful brands, including Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, and many others.

For more than 35 years, Bodden has worked across six continents and countless countries to launch and guide Hearst’s international editions, implementing the most innovative and effective ways to share ideas, best practices, and content and to connect teams across different countries and platforms. She works closely with Hearst’s chief brand managers in every country to inspire the local editorial teams that publish Hearst’s magazines.

Bodden’s role is part of a core team at Hearst responsible for growing the global Hearst audience, evolving global businesses, and creating a culture of content sharing across the international network.
Bodden is a member of various women’s organizations and is part of a distinguished network of women recognized for their leadership and contributions to their companies, institutions, and communities.