Samantha Barry

Samantha Barry

Editor in Chief

Samantha Barry is the editor-in-chief of Glamour where she oversees content development and consumer experiences across the brand’s digital, social, video and print platforms. Under her leadership, Glamour focuses on original reporting, exclusive features, and unique perspectives to deliver quality journalism to women, and “own” the conversations impacting them today. Since her start in January 2018, Barry has utilized her digital news background to help the 79-year-old brand launch a #MeToo online hub, hire a team of political reporters, and track exclusive midterm coverage. She has strengthened Glamour’s commitment to body positivity by showcasing size-inclusive models across all channels.

Barry has transformed the annual Women of the Year Awards into an inspirational three day event, with a focus on celebrating Glamour’s diverse community of women through a series of inspiring experiences, empowering panels, discussions and keynotes.

She joined Glamour from CNN Worldwide, where she served as executive producer for social and emerging media. Under Barry’s leadership at CNN, the network became the most followed and fanned news organization in the world. She led her team and the organization at large with compelling work for social audiences on an array of platforms including Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, Line, Kik and other emerging media. While at CNN, Barry spearheaded CNN’s 2016 Election coverage across social platforms, which received the first ever Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in social media and a Webby Award recognizing the same 2016 campaign work.

Barry joined CNN from BBC World News in London, where she served as a social media producer and journalist, focusing on using social media as a tool for both news gathering and audience building.

Previously, Barry worked as a reporter and producer for RTE and Newstalk in Ireland. She spent time in Papua New Guinea with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and has worked as a social media and technology trainer for the U.S. State Department, the United States Institute of Peace and Internews.

Born in Ireland, Barry has worked in more than 25 countries, reporting and training other journalists in broadcasting, technology and social media.

Barry graduated from Dublin City University with a Masters in Journalism. She is a 2016 fellow of Columbia University School’s Sulzberger executive program and is a guest lecturer at Yale.


Mon, Sept 23

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Tues, Sept 24


02:55pm - 03:25pm

Main Stage

Leading the Video Revolution with Anjali Sud of Vimeo moderated by Samantha Barry of Glamour

Video is rapidly transforming the way we share stories and connect with our audiences, employees and customers. As CEO of Vimeo, Anjali Sud is at the helm of the industry’s leading professional video platform and has a strong vision for the company’s future: harness powerful technology that democratizes creation so everyone, everywhere can succeed with video. In this conversation, Anjali will discuss her career ascent, the challenges of leading in an ever-evolving industry, and the opportunities ahead in a video-first world.

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Wed, Sept 25

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Thurs, Sept 26


10:40am - 11:00am

New Media

The Evolution of Women in Power with Samantha Barry of Glamour Magazine

Samantha Barry, EIC of Glamour, will outline how the 81-year-old magazine brand Glamour has stepped into the modern era of publishing by tackling power and finding new ways of exploring issues women care about in 2019. She'll discuss the transformation from a magazine centric title to a truly multi-platform brand, while telling some of the most important stories for women today- financial freedom, fertility, women of the year and how fashion and beauty should be inclusive diverse and empowering.

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