Attend this high-energy day and make connections with women and men whose ideas, stories, and experience will help transform your career.
Few industries are as unique as publishing, a largely straight-talking environment tasked with tracking the cultural shifts and hard-hitting social issues. Yet despite attracting women in great numbers as professionals and consumers, the numbers don't always add up in newsrooms or literary houses when it comes to bylines, authorships, or that corner office position. Then we have the larger issue of divisive politics, years in the making, that have estranged a significant portion of our population from the mainstream. How do women step up to defend their own autonomy and also focus on the big picture? Forget drawing a line in the sand: It's time to build a whole new sandbox and this conference is where we can help build and share those tools.
The 20th Anniversary Leadership Conference features two tracks, personal brand and business strategy, bookended by phenomenal panels. The sessions will include exceptional speakers, engaging discussions, and practical skills you will use. Our Exceptional Woman 2017 awardee Janice Min (@janicemin) co-president of The Hollywood Reporter/Billboard, is a phenomenal turnaround artist who has remade magazines on both coasts.
We're also excited to feature a book publishing panel, organized and moderated by dynamo and Fuse Literary Agency founding partner Laurie McLean (agentsavant.com, @agentsavant, Facebook.com/laurie.mclean). McLean truly embodies an exceptional woman in publishing, having worked in a newspaper, CEO of a Silicon Valley publicity agency and nearly a decade years as a literary agent. She helps put together the San Francisco Writers Conference, one of the premier gatherings in publishing. The panel, which will round out an exhilarating day, gives an insider look at an industry in tumult as technology redefines the relationship among authors, publishers and readers.
Exceptional Women in Publishing's Women's Leadership Conference
Standing Together: 20 Years of Exceptional Women
Thursday, March 30, 2016 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM Registration and breakfast
9:00 AM Breakfast Panel Standing Together, Taking a Stand
10:10 AM Sessions Tracks
- Not In My Sandbox: Fighting unconscious bias & gender equality by knowing your rights [Personal Branding track]
- Who’s There? Developing the audience you want and need [Business Strategy track]
11:10 AM Session Tracks
- From Crossroads to Intersection: How All Roads Lead to You [PBT]
- Event as Brand, Platform and Distribution [BST]
12:00 PM 19th Annual EWIP Award Presentation: Janice Min,co-president and chief creative officer of The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group
1:30 PM Session Tracks
- Live Now...: Video's Third Wave [PBT]
- Brought To You By Who Knows Whom: Sponsorship, freemium, subscription, native advertising and other ways business is trying to figure it out [BST]
2:30 PM Session Tracks
- 24-7: How to reclaim your life in a relentless technological pace [PBT]
- Number's Game: Pivoting to data and product thinking [BST]
3:30-5 PM Publishers' Panel + Authors' Signing
- Moderator: Fuse Literary Agency partner Laurie McLean
- authors Aya de Leon, Vanessa Hua,Naheed Senzai
- Ten Speed Press editor Lisa Westmoreland
- Women's Fiction Association founder and author Kerry Lonsdale
- She Writes Press founder Brooke Warner
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