Moira Forbes (born July 19, 1979) is an American journalist and member of the Forbes publishing family.


Early life

Moira Forbes is the daughter of
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, who was a former
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presidential candidate and the chairman and editor-in-chief of ''
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.'' She is also the granddaughter of
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Malcolm Forbes
. She attended St. Andrew's School in
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and holds a B.A. in
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Princeton University
. She attended
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's Program for Leadership Development.


She first joined Forbes Media in 2001 in its London office, overseeing marketing initiatives for the magazine's European edition. She relocated to the company's New York headquarters in 2003, and was named Associate Publisher of Forbes's lifestyle magazine, ''Forbes Life'', the following year. In 2008, Forbes helped launch ForbesWoman, a multi-media platform that includes a website, digital community and a variety of forums and live events. The following year, she founded the Forbes Executive Women's Board, a national organization dedicated to "harnessing the collective power of women in business to drive sustainable change." She is the publisher of ForbesWoman, a division of
Forbes Media LLC
Forbes Media LLC
dedicated to women in business and leadership. She also serves as a ''Forbes'' columnist, focusing on issues for career women and profiling women for Forbes Magazine's List of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2009, ''Success with Moira Forbes''Success with Moira Forbes
/ref> was launched on the Forbes Video Network. The bi-weekly series has featured guests such as
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, and
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. Forbes is also a frequent keynote speaker, host and moderator for women's gatherings around the world.

Personal life

She married an Australian-born orthopaedic surgeon in 2008. She resides in
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1979 births Princeton University alumni Writers from Philadelphia American women journalists Moira Journalists from New York City Journalists from Pennsylvania 21st-century American women