NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - Cosmopolitan, the world's largest young women's magazine, today announced it will hold its inaugural Fun Fearless Money conference, a new extension of the Fun Fearless Life conference series, in New York on Saturday, September 24. The event will empower young women to take control of their career paths and finances to build a successful future, and will feature presentations by Hearst CCO Joanna Coles, supermodels Tyra Banks and Ashley Graham, Spanx founder Sara Blakely, Rent the Runway founder and CEO Jennifer Hyman, SoulCycle CEO Melanie Whelan, Tinder founder and CEO Sean Rad, Warby Parker co-founder David Gilboa, among others. The conference is presented in partnership with SoFi, a modern finance company with a new approach to lending and wealth management.

"It's time to upgrade the way you think about your future," said Michele Promaulayko, editor in chief, Cosmopolitan. "Our incredible partner SoFi is changing the game with their groundbreaking approach to financial services, and together, at Fun Fearless Money, we'll give you the tips and tools to make it, save it, and spend it."

Business luminaries and tastemakers will host an inspirational day with the primary focus on success and the career and finance topics most compelling for Cosmopolitan readers today: salary negotiations; essential skills for achievement; money and debt; managing milestones, like going back to school, weddings, and buying a home; investing 101; and more.

"Money is the last taboo subject. We're looking to change that with Cosmopolitan, a magazine that talks candidly with women about everything that is important in their lives," said Joanne Bradford, chief operating officer, SoFi. "Like Cosmo, we're all about helping our members achieve their goals when it comes to money, career, and relationships. We're thrilled to bring these conversations to life at the Fun Fearless Money event.

Expected participants throughout the day to include (in alphabetical order):

Amy Wilkinson, author, The Creator's Code, Founder, Wilkinson Innovations lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Angie Mar, executive chef and owner, The Beatrice Inn
Ann Simonds, chief marketing officer, General Mills
Ashley Graham, supermodel, designer, and body activist
Chloe Arthurs, manager, Customer Success, CircleCI
Claire Arthurs, director, Community and Member Success, SoFi
Courtney Kemp, creator and showrunner
Damla Dogan, senior VP, Development and Programming at E! Entertainment Television
David Gilboa, co-founder, Warby Parker
Debora Spar, president, Barnard College
DJ Kitty Cash, award-winning DJ
Evan Betts, model and personal trainer
Gabrielle Bernstein, The New York Times best-selling author and international speaker
Ingrid Michaelson, singer/songwriter
Jennifer Palmieri, director of communications, Hillary for America
Jennifer Hyman, CEO, Rent the Runway
Jenny Mollen, actress, producer, and best-selling author
Joanna Coles, chief content officer, Hearst
Kat Cole, group president, Focus Brands
Lauren Maillian, master marketer, media personality, startup advisor, and best-selling author
Matthew Hussey, Love Life strategist
Melanie Whelan, CEO, SoulCycle
Moj Mahdara, CEO, Beautycon
Rachel Kim, career strategist and coach, SoFi
Rachel Richardson, head of editorial content, Snapchat
Sara Blakely, founder and owner, Spanx
Sarah Robb O'Hagan, founder, Extreme You
Sean Rad, founder and CEO, Tinder
Stephanie Ruhle, anchor, MSNBC Live, and co-anchor, Weekend TODAY
Tessa Lyons-Laing, business lead, Facebook
Tyra Banks, supermodel, super entrepreneur, and super CEO

Fun Fearless Money will take place Saturday, September 24, at Cedar Lake in New York. Tickets for the event are $99. For more information on Fun Fearless Money and to purchase tickets, please visit and Eventbrite.

About Cosmopolitan
Cosmopolitan is the best-selling young women's magazine in the U.S., a handbook for fun, fearless females that reaches more than 17 million readers a month. The 2014 National Magazine Award winner delivers the latest news on men and love, work and money, fashion and beauty, health, self-improvement and entertainment. reaches an average of 35 million unique users each month, in addition to boasting a social media following of 15 million and six million daily Snapchat Discover readers. In addition to the U.S. flagship, Cosmopolitan publishes print magazine editions around the world. Follow Cosmopolitan on Twitter and Instagram at @Cosmopolitan.

About Hearst Magazines
Hearst Magazines is a unit of Hearst (, one of the nation's largest diversified media, information and services companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation, reaching 78 million readers and 70 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 110 million. In addition, the company publishes close to 300 editions and 200 websites around the world. Hearst Magazines Digital Media includes 21 websites for brands such as Cosmopolitan, ELLE, ELLE DECOR, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Marie Claire, Seventeen and The company also includes iCrossing, a global, full-service digital marketing agency.

About SoFi
SoFi is a new kind of finance company taking a radical approach to lending and wealth management. From unprecedented products and tools to faster service and open conversations, we're all about helping our members get ahead and find success. Whether they're looking to buy a home, save money on student loans, ascend in their careers, or invest in the future, the SoFi community works to empower our members to accomplish the goals they set and achieve financial greatness as a result. For more information, visit

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