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Nancy Evans

Nancy Evans is co-founder of, and has served as editor-in-chief since the company's inception in June 1995.

Prior to founding iVillage, Evans founded the magazine Family Life in order to create a "national kitchen table" for parents of children 3 to 12 and which she published in a co-venture with Jann Wenner. Along with overseeing the business, she served as editor-in-chief. Family Life was nominated for the National Magazine Award in General Excellence in its first year of publication.

From 1987 to 1991, Evans was President and Publisher of Doubleday. She oversaw the publication of 17 national bestsellers, including "The Power of Myth" by Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers.

In 1989 she was honored with the Matrix Award for Book Publishing from Women in Communications.

From 1985 to 1987, she was Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of the Book-of-the-Month Club. She launched Children's Book-of-the-Month Club and served on the strategic planning committee of TimeWarner, the parent company of Book of the Month.

Evans is the co-author of "How to Get Happily Published" (Harper), considered the "bible" of getting published and which has remained in print for 20 years. She is also the co-author of "Goodbye, House" (Crown), a children's book, which was re-published in a new edition this year.

She has written numerous articles for the New York Times Book Review, The Harvard Business Review, Ms. magazine and Family Circle, among others. For eight years she was a Contributing Editor to Glamour, where she was responsible for book serialization and where she wrote a monthly book review column. She started her career at Harper's Magazine as an editor of the revived Harper's Weekly, a reader-written national newspaper that presaged the member-written focus of iVillage.


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