Editor of Cosmopolitan graduated from Woodbury University


For decades, women between the ages of 13 and 60 have devotedly read Cosmopolitan. The magazine is known for being revolutionary in its content about sex during the 1960s. This is due in part to the efforts of Helen Gurley Brown, who was the publication's editor for 32 years, according to the New York Times.

Brown got her start in writing at Woodbury University's Business College, where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1941. After working at the William Morris Agency, Music Corporation of America and Jaffe talent agencies, she worked for Foote, Cone & Belding advertising agency as a secretary. Her employer recognized her writing skills and moved her to the copywriting department, where she advanced rapidly to become one of the nation's highest paid ad copywriters in the early 1960s.

In 1962, at the age of 40, she authored the bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl. In 1965, she became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and saved the failing magazine. During the 1960s, she was an outspoken advocate of women's sexual freedom and sought to provide them with role models and a guide in her magazine.

Those who wish work as writers may have more job opportunities upon earning a bachelor's degree, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

1 Comment

  1. Carol Marquet

    Woodbury University, Burbank, CA is a financial scam. They mislead students to get the in, then they take their money, and after graduation, IF the students get jobs, either they are bottom of the barrel jobs, or they don’t keep them.

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