Joanne Lipman

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  • No. 1 Bestselling Author, 'That's What She Said' and 'Next! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work'
  • Former Editor-in-Chief, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal Weekend
  • CNBC Contributor
  • Yale University Lecturer

Powerhouse journalist Joanne Lipman has transformed newsrooms across the country – and now she’s turned her keen eye to transforming work and life in the post-pandemic era. In her blockbuster new book, Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work (March 2023), she offers a deeply reported, delightfully readable look at how to change your life, your workplace, or your career -– and how to inspire innovation in others. It follows her No. 1 bestseller That’s What She Said, about achieving gender equity at work and at home, inspiring men as well as women to join together to promote diversity, innovation and excellence.

One of the nation’s most prominent journalists, Lipman is the former editor-in-chief of USA Today and the USA TODAY Network, Conde Nast Portfolio, and The Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes. Dubbed “innovator in chief” by The New York Times and “star editor” by CNN, Lipman began her career at The Wall Street Journal, where she rose to become the highest-ranking woman in the paper’s history. Lipman has been in-demand with groups such as Motorola, Google, Aetna, Chevron, NBC Universal, among many others.

Lipman is sought after for her insights, appearing on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and CBS, and is an on-air contributor at CNBC. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review. She teaches a popular Yale University course on Media & Democracy, focused on issues including polarization and combatting misinformation. A lively and entertaining speaker, Lipman offers action-oriented insights and critical analysis into issues ranging from workplace culture, to personal and business growth and transformation, to fostering diverse and equitable organizations, and more.

 



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You Are the Change Agent

The profound disruptions of recent years have prompted us to reprioritize how we work, live, and lead. But what’s next – and how do we get there? In this lively, inspiring talk, JOANNE LIPMAN shows how we can lead through change, both at work and in our personal lives. She lays out the Reinvention R ...

The profound disruptions of recent years have prompted us to reprioritize how we work, live, and lead. But what’s next – and how do we get there? In this lively, inspiring talk, JOANNE LIPMAN shows how we can lead through change, both at work and in our personal lives. She lays out the Reinvention Roadmap - the four steps of every transformation - and explodes the two myths that can derail progress. She brings her talks to life with vivid examples and thrilling new scientific breakthroughs from the worlds of psychology and neuroscience, culled from her extensive research for her powerhouse new book NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. She leaves the audience with a toolkit of actions they can take, right now, to lead the way to the future – and to inspire innovation in others.

Five Steps to Reinvent Your Life

The ground beneath our feet has shifted in the past few years, prompting many of us to reevaluate and reprioritize our lives and work. Whether you’re looking to change careers, pick up the pieces after a personal setback, or you’re simply feeling stuck, it’s time to discover what’s next. In this ent ...

The ground beneath our feet has shifted in the past few years, prompting many of us to reevaluate and reprioritize our lives and work. Whether you’re looking to change careers, pick up the pieces after a personal setback, or you’re simply feeling stuck, it’s time to discover what’s next.

In this entertaining and extraordinarily action-oriented talk, JOANNE LIPMAN explains how successful transitions happen. She reveals the five key steps that lead to transformative personal change - and explodes the three myths that can derail it. She addresses head-on the often-hidden issues of gender, racial and age bias. As a pioneering female newsroom leader, as well as a mom who has survived breast cancer, Lipman is uniquely qualified to lead an honest, no-holds-barred discussion on how to navigate great change. She doesn’t simply rely on personal experience; her insights are based on the hundreds of personal interviews and academic research papers that inform both her No. 1 bestselling book That’s What She Said, about closing the gender gap, as well as her breakthrough new book, NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work.

Reinventing the Workplace: The Future of Work

The workplace is in the midst of massive disruption. Employees are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs. Leaders are rethinking their roles. Remote work is upending how and when we work. Social issues have become front-burner business challenges from race and gender to climate change and ...

The workplace is in the midst of massive disruption. Employees are reevaluating their relationships with their jobs. Leaders are rethinking their roles. Remote work is upending how and when we work. Social issues have become front-burner business challenges from race and gender to climate change and mental health.  

Businesses and organizations have no choice but to reinvent themselves. But how do we get there? In this captivating talk, JOANNE LIPMAN demystifies the process by which organizations successfully change. She walks through the four steps of every major transition, and explodes the stubborn myths that can derail organizations’ best efforts. She reveals the secrets of great transformations – and the hidden roadblocks that can stand in the way. 

Lipman tailors each talk to the individual needs of specific industries and companies, illustrated with pertinent real-life examples and revelatory research. Her insights are  grounded in hundreds of personal interviews and scientific breakthroughs in fields ranging from psychology to neuroscience to management theory, all of which inform her breakthrough book NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. Audiences will leave with an action-oriented toolkit, with steps that they can take today, to lead the way to the future.

The Business Case for Building Diversity in the Workplace

In organizations across the country, we are at a transitional moment. Bestselling author JOANNE LIPMAN, the former Editor in Chief of USA TODAY, offers real-world solutions and a path forward. In this user-friendly talk, Lipman offers meaningful, action-oriented steps to build diversity into leaders ...

In organizations across the country, we are at a transitional moment. Bestselling author JOANNE LIPMAN, the former Editor in Chief of USA TODAY, offers real-world solutions and a path forward. In this user-friendly talk, Lipman offers meaningful, action-oriented steps to build diversity into leadership, culture, and practices. Taking the conversation a step further, she shares deep reporting and compelling anecdotes, laying out the incontrovertible business case for diversity. She offers steps that organizations and individuals can take, right now, that will help make workplaces more inclusive for all.

How Women are Reinventing the Future

Award-winning journalist JOANNE LIPMAN’s That’s What She Said, a 2018 guide to bridging the gender gap, became a national bestseller and boldly emblematic of the #MeToo era. With her new book, NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, she goes a step further, documenting how women have become ...

Award-winning journalist JOANNE LIPMAN’s That’s What She Said, a 2018 guide to bridging the gender gap, became a national bestseller and boldly emblematic of the #MeToo era. With her new book, NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, she goes a step further, documenting how women have become unsurpassed agents of change in navigating the upheavals of the past few years – and in leading us all into the future.

In this inspiring talk, Lipman takes us inside extraordinary career reinventions, personal transformations, and remarkable stories of failures turned into success. You'll learn how a stay-at-home mom became a CEO; a corporate lawyer turned into a TikTok phenom; and a fashion blogger transformed into a major investor in Black-owned businesses. She addresses head-on the often-hidden issues of gender, racial and age bias. She combines irresistible storytelling with insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, management experts, and data scientists to help explain why these transformations succeeded.

Lipman, a former editor-in-chief of USA Today and The Wall Street Journal Weekend, calls on her formidable reporting skills, backed by hundreds of personal interviews and academic research papers, to reveal the four key steps that lead to transformative personal change - and to explode the three myths that can derail it.

As a pioneering female newsroom leader, as well as a mom who has survived breast cancer, Lipman is uniquely qualified to lead an honest, no-holds-barred discussion on how to navigate great change. She’ll leave audiences with action-oriented advice for women looking to reinvent careers, pick up the pieces after a personal setback, or who are simply feeling stuck. They'll be entertained, inspired - and excited to grab hold of the future and make it their own.

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<p><strong>Women’s History Month: Joanne Lipman’s reporting showcases women reinventing the future</strong></p>

Women’s History Month: Joanne Lipman’s reporting showcases women reinventing the future

Award-winning journalist JOANNE LIPMAN empowers women with her bestselling business books. Lipman’s #1 Washington Post bestseller, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together is a clear-eyed guide to bridging the gender gap in the workplace. In Porchlight Business Book Award-winning Next! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, Lipman distills hundreds of personal interviews along with the latest scientific research to provide a toolkit for meaningful transitions. As a pioneering female newsroom leader, as well as a mom who has survived breast cancer, Lipman is uniquely qualified to lead an honest, no-holds-barred discussion on how to navigate great change. Audiences will be entertained, inspired - and excited to grab hold of the future and make it their own. Lipman will leave audiences with action-oriented advice for women looking to reinvent careers, pick up the pieces after a personal setback, or who are simply feeling stuck.

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<p><strong>Joanne Lipman addresses the critical realities of return to office mandates</strong></p>

Joanne Lipman addresses the critical realities of return to office mandates

Award-winning journalist and bestselling business writer JOANNE LIPMAN is bringing the inequitable realities of return to office mandates to light through breakthrough, revelatory reporting. In an essay penned for The Wall Street Journal, Lipman reflects on trends in women’s workforce participation and the potential pitfalls of mandatory office use on working mothers. She took to CNBC to provide solutions, explaining how “companies can balance flexibility and fairness in the workplace.” Lipman inspires organizations and individuals to take control of industry culture by utilizing the latest research to imagine the workplace of tomorrow.

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<p><strong>Bestselling authors Joanne Lipman and Catherine Price address the importance of work-life balance in refreshing keynote speeches for the Women in Cable Telecommunications Network Leadership Conference</strong></p>

Bestselling authors Joanne Lipman and Catherine Price address the importance of work-life balance in refreshing keynote speeches for the Women in Cable Telecommunications Network Leadership Conference

Bestselling business writers JOANNE LIPMAN and CATHERINE PRICE brought their distinctive yet harmonic perspectives to the Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT) Network Leadership Conference . Providing impactful sessions on taking control of one’s own time and narrative, the two thought leaders kept audiences captivated throughout their sessions.

Joanne Lipman brought her candid advice on how to change your life, workplace, and career in a talk entitled “The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work.” This discussion built on her blockbuster book, Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, wherein Lipman uses data-driven insights as well as anecdotes from top leaders to address the challenges and benefits of self-transformation.

Catherine Price spoke directly to WICT members’ hearts with her empowering keynote “The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again.” Her book, also titled The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, makes the case for work-life balance, identifying “fun” as a key element to flourishing in both career and personal spheres. This concept fueled her and continues to delight audiences in corporate, nonprofit, and other spaces.  

By balancing their research-backed perspectives on work-life balance with expertly engaging speaking styles, Joanne Lipman and Catherine Price delighted WICT’s event planners. Seasoned speakers, they built on the existing schedule to engage audiences on a human level. WICT says, “Both Joanne and Catherine were wonderful additions to our line-up of speakers and connected with the audience! Personally, I really enjoyed their content, approach and delivery.”

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<p><strong>Joanne Lipman in the News</strong></p>

Joanne Lipman in the News

A former top editor of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, where she led her teams to six Pulitzer Prizes, JOANNE LIPMAN illuminates the future of work and media. In her inspiring talks, Lipman takes us inside extraordinary career reinventions, personal transformations, and remarkable stories of failures turned into success. Dubbed “innovator in chief” by The New York Times, Lipman offers action-oriented insights and critical analysis into issues facing the office today.

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12.15.2023  Return-to-Office Mandates Are a Disaster for Working Mothers  |  The Wall Street Journal

11.29.2023  Work and Life Advice for the Nonlinear Path  |  Aspen Ideas To Go Podcast

09.01.2023  Why the Pre-Covid Workplace is Gone  |  MSNBC’s 'Morning Joe'

08.23.2023  Commercial Real Estate Should Not be a Deciding Factor in Return-to-Office  |  CNBC's 'Last Call'

07.13.2023  Taking Vacation is good for Job Performance, Study Shows  |  MSNBC’s 'Morning Joe'

07.06.2023  The Secret to Getting Ahead at Work is How Much Vacation You Use  |  The Wall Street Journal

06.06.2023  The No. 1 Way to Sound Smarter When Making Small Talk  |  CNBC’s ‘Make It’

04.19.2023  Want to Make a Change? Conjure Your ‘Possible Selves’  |  The New York Times

04.05.2023  How The Pandemic Altered Career Paths Of Women  |  Forbes

<p><strong>Joanne Lipman shares the key takeaways managers & companies need to know to inspire innovation in the TIME excerpt of her bestseller, 'NEXT!'</strong></p>

Joanne Lipman shares the key takeaways managers & companies need to know to inspire innovation in the TIME excerpt of her bestseller, 'NEXT!'

JOANNE LIPMAN has established herself as an expert on how to master change, and she shares actionable insights in her acclaimed book NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. A dynamic journalist, Lipman synthesized hundreds of personal interviews and breakthroughs from the worlds of psychology and neuroscience to reveal the specific steps managers, leaders, and companies need to take to inspire innovation.

In an excerpt taken from NEXT! for TIME Magazine, Lipman draws an unexpected comparison between two massive corporate comeback stories - Play-Doh and Viagra. She outlines in detail how both companies took to reinvest their business models. In her compelling talks, Lipman discusses powerful lessons: listen to your employees, customers, and vendors; let your employees flourish with autonomy; be open to even seemingly extreme pivots, and communication is key!

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<p><strong>Esteemed journalist Joanne Lipman unpacks the promise – and perils – of new tech like ChatGPT</strong></p>

Esteemed journalist Joanne Lipman unpacks the promise – and perils – of new tech like ChatGPT

Hailed as the “innovator and chief” who has transformed the American newsroom, JOANNE LIPMAN unpacks rise of new tech like ChatGPT. Sought after for her insights, Lipman recently appeared on CNBC and wrote an op-ed for TIME about the artificial intelligence platform and the danger – as well as potential benefits – of this kind of new tech. The author of the business bestseller That’s What She Said and her latest book Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work, Lipman is uniquely poised to speak about how we should navigate the world of new tech – a world in which AI is increasingly intertwined with every aspect of life.

A former top editor of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, where she led her teams to six Pulitzer Prizes, Lipman illuminates the future of media – including potential solutions to the “infodemic” of misinformation. In media appearances, her bestselling books, and in-demand talks, Lipman brings a solutions-oriented message that resonates with policy makers, business leaders, and individual users trying to make sense of the latest developments. Hosts turn to Lipman for her characteristically balanced and deeply researched point of view, irresistible storytelling, and engaging and uplifting message.

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<p><strong>Business bestseller Joanne Lipman delivers the ultimate guide to mastering change and successfully reinventing how you live, work, and lead in ‘Next!’</strong></p>

Business bestseller Joanne Lipman delivers the ultimate guide to mastering change and successfully reinventing how you live, work, and lead in ‘Next!’

Powerhouse journalist JOANNE LIPMAN takes on the profound disruptions of recent years in her new book Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. Kirkus is calling this new field guide “practical and approachable… A useful package for anyone thinking about the next step in their life.” Lipman earned the moniker “innovator in chief” (The New York Times) as she transformed American newsrooms, and now she answers the urgent question – “What’s next – and how do I get there?”

Heralded for her No. 1 Washington Post business bestseller That’s What She Said, Lipman now takes us inside successful career reinventions and astonishing business transformations – from the laboratories of neuroscientists to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, to the frontlines of the social justice movement – exploring how and why these transformations succeed. At its heart, Next! offers a thrilling argument: by harnessing the science and understanding the process, we can better understand how to reinvent that new career, change the direction of our lives, or inspire innovation in our organizations.

The praise for Next! has been resounding - #1 NYT bestselling author Katie Couric glowed, "Whether you're looking to transform your career, your business or your life, Joanne Lipman is here to prove you can get there from here. Packed with real-life stories and the latest research, Next! is the book everyone needs right now—inspiration to embrace change and a push to take control of your future.” USA TODAY has also featured Next! in their list of the Top 20 books for spring!

Lipman brings this same irresistible storytelling, grasp of the latest scientific research, and critical analysis to her speaking engagements with groups such as Motorola, Google, Aetna, Chevron, NBC Universal, among many others.

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<p><strong>Powerhouse journalist Joanne Lipman offers solutions to close the workplace gender gap</strong></p>

Powerhouse journalist Joanne Lipman offers solutions to close the workplace gender gap

Powerhouse journalist JOANNE LIPMAN has transformed newsrooms across the country – and with her No. 1 bestseller, That’s What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together as well as her TEDx Talk she turns her keen eye to achieving gender equality at work and at home. Lipman is the former editor-in-chief of the USA TODAY Network where she led the organization to a historic three Pulitzer Prizes. Dubbed “innovator in chief” by The New York Times and “star editor” by CNN, Lipman began her career at The Wall Street Journal, where she rose to become the highest-ranking woman in the paper’s history and supervised coverage that won an additional three Pulitzer Prizes.

In her speeches for groups such as Google, Aetna, NBC Universal, and Chevron, Lipman examines workplace culture as it relates to gender disparity and offers solutions that are ultimately driven by men and women working together to achieve a common goal: equality. In addition to extensive research and reporting on the subject, Lipman’s personal journey to the top of a male-dominated industry brings an informed perspective to the worldwide conversation of closing the gender gap in the workplace once and for all.

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Powerhouse journalist Joanne Lipman has transformed newsrooms across the country – and now she’s turned her keen eye to transforming work and life in the post-pandemic era.  Her No. 1 bestseller That’s What She Said, about achieving gender equity at work and at home, inspires men as well as women to join together to promote diversity, innovation and excellence. In her upcoming book, on the art of reinvention, she tackles cultural transformations, focusing on issues including the Great Resignation, the future of work, and career transitions.

Lipman, one of the nation’s most prominent journalists, has served as editor in chief of USA TODAY, the USA TODAY Network, Conde Nast Portfolio and The Wall Street Journal Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes.  Dubbed “innovator in chief” by The New York Times and “star editor” by CNN, Lipman began her career at The Wall Street Journal, where she rose to become the highest-ranking woman in the paper’s history, created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervised coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. At Gannett, in addition to her editor in chief roles, she was chief content officer, overseeing more than 3,000 journalists at 110 newspapers, and leading the organization to an historic three Pulitzer Prizes.

Lipman is a familiar face on television, appearing on ABC, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, and CBS, among others, and is an on-air contributor at CNBC. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, Fortune, and Harvard Business Review.  

Lipman also teaches a Yale University course on the Media & Democracy, focused on issues including polarization and combating misinformation. She was the inaugural Distinguished Journalism Fellow at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Study, and is the co-author of Strings Attached, a music memoir.

A lively and entertaining speaker, Lipman offers action-oriented insights into issues ranging from workplace culture, to reimagining work and life in the post-COVID world, to fostering diverse and equitable organizations, to transformative leadership. For select clients, she hosts private workshops with top executives on closing the gender gap.