Arianna Huffington, who in 2005 co-launched the Huffington Post, will be visiting New Zealand to attend a series of exclusive, invite-only events, including an evening dinner and a keynote address in Auckland on Friday 12 September.
Since its launch, the Huffington Post has become one of the most well-read websites in the States, it currently receives an average of over one million comments from readers per month and in 2012 became the first commercially run website in the United States to win a coveted Pulitzer Prize, which went to writer David Wood for national reporting.
Given the continued success of the Huffington Post, the online publication was purchased by AOL for around US$315 million in early 2011.
Huffington's successful career has seen her included in Forbes’ 'The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women' list in 2012 and 2013 as well as the Time 100 in 2006 and 2011.
She was also listed on Vanity Fair’s 2011 'Powers That Be' list, Fast Company’s '100 Most Creative People in Business', Financial Times’ '50 Faces That Shaped the Decade', Newsweek’s 'Top Ten Thought Leaders of the Decade' and Forbes’ 'Most Influential Women in the Media 2012'.
Huffington's first visit to New Zealand coincides with the publication of her 14th book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder.
The event has been arranged by comms agency Anthem in conjunction with ASB, Stuff.co.nz, AUT University and The Briefing, and it will give Kiwis an first-hand opportunity to learn more about Huffington's journey.
“Arianna Huffington is universally admired for her drive to succeed against all odds," says Steve Jurkovich, ASB’s executive general manager corporate, commercial and rural banking. "Hearing about Arianna’s personal ambition first-hand will be extremely motivating for our business customers as they aspire to realise their own ambitions and reach the pinnacle of their industries."
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