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List of famous female publishers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female publishers list contains the most prominent and top females known for being publishers. There are thousand of females working as publishers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic publishers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a publisher then the people below should give you inspiration.

Examples of people on this list include Martha Stewart and Lynne McTaggart.

While this isn't a list of all female publishers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female publishers?" and "Who are the best female publishers?"
Martha Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Publishers
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Martha Helen Stewart is an American businesswoman, writer, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books, is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, and hosted two long-running syndicated television shows, Martha, which ran from 2005 to 2012, and Martha Stewart Living, which ran from 1993 to 2005. In 2004, Stewart was convicted of charges related to the ImClone insider trading affair. There was speculation that the incident would effectively end her media empire, ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 76

Birthplace: USA, New Jersey, Jersey City

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Cathleen Prunty "Cathie" Black is a former New York City Schools Chancellor. On April 7, 2011, Black stepped down from her position after 95 days on the job. Her appointment to replace longtime Chancellor Joel Klein was announced on November 9, 2010 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and became effective on January 3, 2011. Ms. Black required a waiver to replace Klein, as she did not possess the education administration experience required by New York State's Education Department. She was replaced by New York City Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. Black was previously chairman of Hearst Magazines, a division of Hearst Corporation, where she was also president for 15 years. Hearst Magazines publishes 20 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 73

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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Katharine Weymouth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Publishers
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Katharine Bouchage Weymouth is the former publisher of The Washington Post and chief executive officer of Washington Post Media. She resigned effective Oct. 1, 2014, one year after Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos took over ownership of the newspaper company. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 52

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Christie Hefner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Publishers
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Christie Hefner became the President of Playboy Enterprises, the company founded by her father Hugh Hefner, in 1982 and the Chairman and CEO in 1988. She was born in Chicago Illinois, in 1958, to Hugh and Millie Williams. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Brandeis University with a BA in English and American literature, 1974. She joined Playboy in 1975 and worked in various positions until 1979 when she became Vice President and was declared as Heir Apparent by Hugh. She created the Hugh M. Hefner First Amendment Award and has been active in a lot of philantrophic organizations. She helped raise money for CORE center in Chicago, helped found the National Runaway Switchboard in Chicago. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 65

Birthplace: Wilmette, Illinois, United States of America

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