- America in the Global Century
- Womenomics – A New Path to Business Success
- Moderator, Discussion Leader & Interviewer
Katty Kay (pronounced CAT-TEE) is the lead anchor of BBC World News America.
Expertise: American Politics,
American Foreign Policy,
U.S. Election Forecast/Analysis Commentary,
Global Political Events,
Women and the Workplace
Kay served as the Washington Correspondent for BBC.
Kay’s career with the BBC began in Zimbabwe where she started filing radio reports for BBC World Service radio. From there she also covered the end of apartheid in South Africa.
Kay then went on to work as a BBC correspondent in London, and later Tokyo, reporting on stories including the Kobe earthquake and the Japanese economic recession.
Kay covers the full gamut of American and global affairs – reporting on U.S. elections, the White House, Congress, Wall Street, global economies and world trouble spots.
Kay also witnessed and reported on the huge change in American policy and psyche brought on by the attacks of September 11.
Kay was at the Pentagon just 20 minutes after a hijacked airplane flew into the building – one of her most vivid journalistic memories is of interviewing soldiers still visibly shaking from the attack.
Kay is a frequent guest commentator on Meet the Press,
The Chris Matthews Show, Morning Joe and others.
Explore how women can manage to create a professional life that meets their needs, resulting in more profitable companies with happier employees
Kay grew up all over the Middle East, where her father was posted as a British diplomat. She studied modern languages at Oxford from where she went on to work for a brief period with the Bank of England.
She speaks fluent French and Italian and also what she describes as ‘rusty Japanese’.
Books by Katty Kay
- Womenomics: Write Your Own Rules for Success
- The Confidence Code for Girls: Taking Risks, Messing Up, and Becoming Your Amazingly Imperfect, Totally Powerful Self