Kian Hervey was born and raised in Dallas, and always called North Texas home. She graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and minored in communication studies and business. While at SMU she also took courses in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and London, England.
She now serves as Editorial Director and publisher of Forty Magazine, a magazine for young professionals and also works fulltime at Southwest Airlines as a publications specialist.
What sparked the creation of Forty Magazine?
After I graduated from college, I started working at a local Fortune 500 Company. Despite all the training and success I had in college, there was no class or outside training that could have prepared me for working forty hours a week. I started Forty Magazine to first share what I had learned from working at one of the most LUVed companies in the world, and to provide a platform for other young professionals needing to fill the gap in their education between a campus and corporate America.
What are your future goals/plans for the platform?
Right now, my immediate goal for Forty Magazine is to see it grow across college campuses and the corporate recruiter community. As we enter year three of operation, our fans can expect a lot more from Forty.
What are you doing to empower young professionals?
Forty Magazine empowers young professionals to share their unique professional experiences right after college. So many of us are experiencing similar struggles transitioning from a school environment to a corporate office, it’s important that we help each other through our early years of adulthood and the beginning stages of our career.
Any upcoming events or promos?
We’re coming up on our two-year anniversary in October. So follow us on social media @40Magazine more details about a special event in Dallas next month.