Cindi Leive has been editor-in-chief of Glamour since 2001.

A Swarthmore grad, Leive claims to have had no interest in fashion journalism in college, interning instead at tweedy titles like The Paris Review and The Saturday Review. Nevertheless, after graduating she took a job as an editorial assistant at Glamour, where she stayed for 11 years and worked her way up to deputy editor, before being named editor of Condé Nast stablemate Self. She took over at Glamour in May 2001, when Bonnie Fuller was kicked to the curb. Since taking over the mag, Leive boosted circulation and done her best to maintain it with brand extensions such as an annual awards show and TV program. She even helmed a major redesign in 2012. [Image via Getty]