Carol Hymowitz is a fellow at Stanford University’s Stanford Center on Longevity and a freelance journalist and author. She previously was an Editor at Large at Bloomberg News, where she reported and edited enterprise and investigative stories about longevity, the retirement savings crisis, gender and racial inequality and other issues for the Bloomberg terminal and Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.
Before joining Bloomberg in 2010, she launched and was editorial director of ForbesWoman magazine and website. Previously she was a senior editor and a columnist at The Wall Street Journal, which she joined as a reporter in 1979.
Carol is known for popularizing the term "the glass ceiling" in a 1985 Journal story, and for the weekly "In the Lead" management column she wrote from 2000 to 2008. She is coauthor of “A History of Women in America (Bantam Books) and a contributor to "Getting Older: How We're Coping with the Gray Areas of Aging" (Wiley).
She received a master’s degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's from Brandeis University. She is a director at the Women’s Refugee Commission, a member of the Women's Forum of N.Y. and a mentor at Girls Write Now. .