Kim Kingsley

United States of America




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Kim Kingsley spent nearly a decade as chief operating officer of POLITICO, the non-partisan digital media company that transformed political and policy journalism in Washington, D.C., New York and Europe. As a co-founder of the organization in 2006, Kim shaped larger company strategy and had executive oversight of more than a dozen departments, including editorial, marketing, digital, and business development. While at POLITICO, Kim led the creation and development of “Women Rule” a series dedicated to recognizing women who are creating change in politics today.

Under Kim’s leadership, POLITICO grew to 450 employees and was recognized by Fast Company and many others as among the most innovative companies in the industry. ELLE named Kim one of Washington's “Ten Most Powerful Women," and Washington Life featured her on recent "Power 100" and "Rising Stars Under 40” lists.

In the months following her departure, Kim continued her work in the women's empowerment space and spent time in Swaziland serving as a strategic advisor to Gone Rural, a thriving handcraft business and social enterprise dedicated to uplifting the lives of women and their communities. Kim is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute and is an Advisory Board member of Georgetown University's  Institute of Politics and Public Service.

Kim graduated from Penn State with a BA degree in Broadcast Journalism, and spent her final semester abroad at the University of Ghana.

2019 Update: Kim is head of Content Strategy at Airbnb.