Joanne Lipman

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  • First Female Deputy Managing Editor, The Wall Street Journal
  • New York Times #1 Bestselling Author, 'That's What She Said'
  • Peretsman Scully Distinguished Journalism Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study



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. 

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.

 

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The "Great Resignation" and the Future of Work

The COVID pandemic has changed work forever.  Millions are quitting their jobs, often without another one lined up. Many are considering switching professions entirely. Women have been especially hard hit, as the pandemic laid bare how precarious the workplace is for caregivers. But the crisis has a ...

The COVID pandemic has changed work forever.  Millions are quitting their jobs, often without another one lined up. Many are considering switching professions entirely. Women have been especially hard hit, as the pandemic laid bare how precarious the workplace is for caregivers. But the crisis has also provided a rare opportunity: a do-over. We now have a chance to rethink and reinvent the workplace. What will it look like? Joanne Lipman, bestselling author of That's What She Said, about closing the gender gap at work, discusses findings in her book and subsequent reporting, including her TIME magazine cover story on "The Great Reopening," to assess where we are going from here - and how it will affect your career.

The Media & Democracy

The media industry is being rocked by massive disruption. We’re in the midst of an “infodemic” of misinformation. Social and digital platforms have elevated voices of extremism and hatred. Hyper-partisan media outlets have flourished, fanning intense political polarization. And business models are s ...

The media industry is being rocked by massive disruption. We’re in the midst of an “infodemic” of misinformation. Social and digital platforms have elevated voices of extremism and hatred. Hyper-partisan media outlets have flourished, fanning intense political polarization. And business models are suffering, decimating the ranks of local news organizations. What is the path forward? Joanne Lipman, a former top editor of The Wall Street Journal and USA Today, addresses the future of media – including potential solutions -  inspired by the popular political science seminar she teaches at Yale University.

The Art of Reinvention

In the wake of COVID-19, we have a nation of people who are rethinking their futures. Entire job categories are being transformed; industries have to reengineer their business models; companies have to reimagine their purpose and products. This is an arena Joanne knows well. She has spent her career ...

In the wake of COVID-19, we have a nation of people who are rethinking their futures. Entire job categories are being transformed; industries have to reengineer their business models; companies have to reimagine their purpose and products. This is an arena Joanne knows well. She has spent her career transforming newsrooms across the country, from the Wall Street Journal to USA Today, prompting The New York Times to dub her “innovator in chief.” Her specialty has been finding the “white space” where new ideas can flourish - ideas that, once recognized, spark that smack-the-forehead “aha!” moment. She's also discovered that this skill set is something that anyone can learn - and post-Covid, everyone will have to, regardless of age, career, or life stage. In this talk, filled with lively storytelling backed by the latest research, Joanne shows how people and industries have successfully transformed themselves, and teases out the lessons we can put into practice ourselves.

From #MeToo to Black Lives Matter: Building Diversity into the Workplace

Joanne Lipman has traveled the globe talking with male executives about how to close the gender gap. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, men who didn’t consider sexism to be “their” issue were eager to become male allies. We are seeing a similar dynamic now, as white allies worldwide step up to figh ...

Joanne Lipman has traveled the globe talking with male executives about how to close the gender gap. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, men who didn’t consider sexism to be “their” issue were eager to become male allies. We are seeing a similar dynamic now, as white allies worldwide step up to fight racism. But how can workplaces translate that activism into meaningful action? As businesses grapple with institutional racism, the similarities with the #MeToo movement offer some clues – and some warnings about how to avoid missteps. In this user-friendly talk, Lipman offers meaningful, action-oriented steps to build diversity into leadership, culture and practices. She offers steps that organizations and individuals can take, right now, that will help make workplaces more inclusive for all.

A Non-Judgmental Guide to Cultivating and Achieving Parity Your Workplace

Joanne Lipman often receives invitations to speak from law firms, legal departments and compliance offices, as well as general audiences from groups such as Google, Aetna, NBC Universal and Chevron. In her speeches, Lipman examines workplace culture as it relates to gender disparity and guides both ...

Joanne Lipman often receives invitations to speak from law firms, legal departments and compliance offices, as well as general audiences from groups such as Google, Aetna, NBC Universal and Chevron. In her speeches, Lipman examines workplace culture as it relates to gender disparity and guides both males and females in the audience through a non-judgemental how-to toward achieving 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.

After #MeToo: What Next?

The world has changed in the wake of the #MeToo movement. What comes next? In That’s What She Said, bestselling author Joanne Lipman, the former Editor in Chief of USA TODAY, offers real-world solutions and a path forward. There’s no man-bashing here; Lipman explores how men as well as women can joi ...

The world has changed in the wake of the #MeToo movement. What comes next? In That’s What She Said, bestselling author Joanne Lipman, the former Editor in Chief of USA TODAY, offers real-world solutions and a path forward. There’s no man-bashing here; Lipman explores how men as well as women can join together to close the gender gap. In this lively talk, she’ll offer surprising insights into issues ranging from unconscious bias to childrearing to brain differences between the genders, and offer practical tips that all of us can use, right now, to help eliminate bias in the workplace.

Battling Unconscious Bias

Did you know that mothers routinely overestimate the crawling ability of their baby sons – but underestimate that of their baby daughters? That parents of two-year-olds who ask Google, “Is my child a genius?” are more than twice as likely to ask that about a boy as a girl? Unconscious bias – those p ...

Did you know that mothers routinely overestimate the crawling ability of their baby sons – but underestimate that of their baby daughters? That parents of two-year-olds who ask Google, “Is my child a genius?” are more than twice as likely to ask that about a boy as a girl? Unconscious bias – those prejudices we have buried so deeply inside of us that we don’t even realize they exist – are woven throughout every day of our lives, starting in infancy. In this lively keynote, That’s What She Said’s bestselling author Joanne Lipman looks at the roots of implicit bias, how it impacts our lives as well as our businesses - and offers solutions to help counteract these hidden prejudices.

Transformative Leadership: Gender Relations in a New World

Is it okay to hug a business friend of the opposite sex? Can a man compliment a female colleague on her outfit? Should supervisors leave the door open when meeting with a subordinate of the opposite gender? In organizations across the country, we are at a transitional moment. The #MeToo movement has ...

Is it okay to hug a business friend of the opposite sex? Can a man compliment a female colleague on her outfit? Should supervisors leave the door open when meeting with a subordinate of the opposite gender? In organizations across the country, we are at a transitional moment. The #MeToo movement has upended relations between the genders. There’s confusion on the part of both men and women about what is appropriate. How do we navigate this strange new world? Joanne Lipman offers insights, deep reporting, and shares the latest research and best practices to come up with solutions we can all use every day. An essential guide for leadership as well as for employees.

The Generational Divide

Within five years, Millennial/GenZ employees will make up the majority of the workforce - and they are upending all the rules. They are clamoring for structural change, cultural overhauls, and ethics over profits, and demanding that their voices be heard. They are the most diverse generation in hist ...

Within five years, Millennial/GenZ employees will make up the majority of the workforce - and they are upending all the rules. They are clamoring for structural change, cultural overhauls, and ethics over profits, and demanding that their voices be heard. They are the most diverse generation in history; almost half of GenZers are non-white. What's more, young women now in their 20s are poised to become the dominant workforce; women now make up the majority of college-educated workers, and continue to widen the education gap over men. How do we manage for this new generation?  What can we learn from them - and they from us? In this candid and action-oriented talk, Joanne will lay out the new landscape and provide new pathways forward.

The Secret Lives of Women

A female CEO hires a voice teacher to lower the pitch of her voice, to sound more like men. A female surgeon enlists a drama coach to help her appear more confident to men. A female journalist wears high heels at work to look physically larger to men (and it turns out, taller women earn 8% more than ...

A female CEO hires a voice teacher to lower the pitch of her voice, to sound more like men. A female surgeon enlists a drama coach to help her appear more confident to men. A female journalist wears high heels at work to look physically larger to men (and it turns out, taller women earn 8% more than shorter ones). Women make these and a thousand other adjustments – many of which they aren’t even aware of themselves - all day, every day, to fit in to a business world that was created in the image of men. Joanne Lipman pierces the veil of secrecy to reveal the many ways that women transform themselves, in a talk that weaves together the latest research with examples that are by turn infuriating, funny, and gobsmacking.

The Business Case for Diversity

Joanne Lipman interviewed scores of male business leaders who are championing gender equality, and found that they share one quality in common: Each sees diversity as a business imperative. These men aren’t donning pussy hats and marching in women’s protests. They are instead battle-scarred executiv ...

Joanne Lipman interviewed scores of male business leaders who are championing gender equality, and found that they share one quality in common: Each sees diversity as a business imperative. These men aren’t donning pussy hats and marching in women’s protests. They are instead battle-scarred executives who understand that diverse organizations are more successful. As Lipman shows, the research backs them up. With deeply reported data, surprising twists on conventional wisdom, and compelling anecdotes, she lays out the incontrovertible business case for diversity.

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<p><span>Joanne Lipman speaks on the future of work and a post-pandemic workplace</span></p>

Joanne Lipman speaks on the future of work and a post-pandemic workplace

With the post-COVID workplace shifting daily, CNBC Contributor and #1 bestselling author JOANNE LIPMAN is in demand to address audiences about the future of work and where we go from here. Millions of people have spent the past year re-evaluating their priorities. How much time do they want to spend in an office? Where do they want to live if they can work remotely? Do they want to switch careers? For many, this has become a moment to literally redefine what is work. Lipman shares research and data explaining why “work is not working,” and what needs to change so that the workplace works for everyone. She engages audiences on the challenges that come along with managing a remote workforce and what leaders will need to be mindful of in this new world of work. Listen to her speak about "The Great Resignation" >>

With reinvention of the workplace in mind, Joanne wrote the cover story for TIME Magazine’s June 2021 edition, “The Pandemic Revealed How Much We Hate Our Jobs. Now We Have a Chance to Reinvent Work.” She also wrote an earlier TIME article on reinvention, was interviewed for Forbes on the future of work, invited for an interview on CNBC Squawk Box discussing reinvention and growth, and discussed the post-pandemic future of work with Fareed Zakaria on CNN

<p><span>Joanne Lipman’s next nonfiction book, on the art and science of reinvention, will provide the definitive guide to pivoting toward new goals using old skills </span></p>

Joanne Lipman’s next nonfiction book, on the art and science of reinvention, will provide the definitive guide to pivoting toward new goals using old skills 

The art of reinvention has become essential to the making of a post-Covid world. In the face of an uncertain future, everyone—regardless of age, career, or life stage—is reorienting and rethinking their path forward. Perfect for this and every moment, Joanne Lipman’s new book will provide the definitive guide to pivoting toward new goals using old skills. 

Drawing from her experience as “innovator in chief” of newsrooms across the country, as well as her reporting on the transformation of gender relations, Lipman will weave the latest research into a fascinating, essential book of remaking. Whether a business owner or a fresh college graduate, a mother reentering the workforce or a retired nonagenarian returning to school, readers will find unexpected lessons in the new book that will help them pave the way to a fresh future. Lipman spoke about the pandemic exposing how the workplace marginalizes women on CNN

Joanne Lipman has served as Editor-in-Chief at USA Today, USA Today Network, Conde Nast, and The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes. Dubbed "star editor" by CNN, she is author of the No. 1 bestseller That's What She Said, about closing the gender gap, and co-author of the music memoir Strings Attached

With reinvention in mind, Joanne wrote the cover story for TIME Magazine’s June 2021 edition, “The Pandemic Revealed How Much We Hate Our Jobs. Now We Have a Chance to Reinvent Work.” She also wrote an earlier TIME article on reinvention, was interviewed for Forbes on the future of work, was invited for an interview on CNBC Squawk Box discussing reinvention and growth, and recently discussed the post-pandemic future of work with Fareed Zakaria on CNN.  

<p>Joanne Lipman speaks about how to take what we've learned in the pandemic and reopen offices to be more equitable for all</p>

Joanne Lipman speaks about how to take what we've learned in the pandemic and reopen offices to be more equitable for all

CNBC Contributor and author of the #1 Bestseller THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together, JOANNE LIPMAN is an expert on gender equality in the workplace and promoting diversity, innovation, and excellence in the office. When the pandemic hit and offices closed, she noticed that the way workplaces ran didn’t work for many people. Lipman took that knowledge and thought about how we can apply what we've learned during the pandemic as we reopen offices to make a more equitable workplace. Lipman's TIME cover story about reinvention, reopening, and how the office is broken - especially for women - and how to fix it is gaining media attention. Watch her CNBC Squawk Box interview >> Lipman was also interviewed for Forbes on the future of work. A lively and entertaining speaker, Lipman offers action-oriented insights about reinvention, reopening, inequalities in the hybrid work model, and more.

Watch her discuss how the pandemic exposed how workplaces marginalize women for CNN > >

Watch her discuss the post-pandemic future of work with Fareed Zakaria on CNN  > >

<p>Joanne Lipman Speaks on Reinvention and Thriving After the Pandemic</p>

Joanne Lipman Speaks on Reinvention and Thriving After the Pandemic

Even if you feel like this was a lost year, that might not be true, according to CNBC contributor, #1 Bestselling author, and journalist JOANNE LIPMAN. When the Washington Post asked readers to describe 2020 in a word, among their top suggestions were “fallow,” “limbo” and “lost.” Yet this year may not have been as lost as we fear, says Lipman. Lipman's research indicates that this time will likely precede a period of growth and positive outcomes. She has interviewed dozens of experts on transformations of all kinds - neuroscientists studying creativity, psychologists working with trauma survivors, business school professors focused on career reinvention, and more, finding that times of transformation and reinvention always follow an in-between time, much like life feels right now. She was interviewed for Forbes about her thoughts on the future of work. Through incredible storytelling, Lipman speaks about the psychology of the stagnant time before the breakthrough, and how there is growth, creativity, and new beginnings in our future.

<p><span>Joanne Lipman is an Op-Ed Contributor at <em>CNBC</em></span><span></span></p>

Joanne Lipman is an Op-Ed Contributor at CNBC

JOANNE LIPMAN is one of the nation’s most prominent journalists, spending her career transforming newsrooms across the country. She's a CNBC op-ed contributor, former chief content officer of Gannett and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network, after beginning her career at The Wall Street Journal, where she rose to become the highest-ranking woman in the paper’s history.

In her number one bestseller, That’s What She Said, and TEDx Talk, Lipman turns her keen eye to achieving gender equality at work and at home, and inspires men as well as women to join together to promote diversity, innovation and excellence. 

A lively and entertaining speaker, Lipman offers action-oriented insights into issues ranging from media to the generational divide in workplaces, to fostering diverse and equitable organizations, to transformative leadership. She takes this same approach to her writing, providing critical analysis of these topics and more in her lively op-eds.  

Read her CNBC Opinion Editorials here >>

<p>Powerhouse Journalist Joanne Lipman Offers Solutions to Close the Workplace Gender Gap</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, and her TEDx Talk she turns her keen eye to achieving gender equality at work and at home. 

One of the nation’s most prominent journalists, Lipman is a CNBC contributor and former chief content officer of Gannett and editor-in-chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY Network. There, she oversaw more than 3,000 journalists at 110 newspapers, and 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, created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, 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.

Watch her discuss how the pandemic exposed how workplaces marginalize women for CNN > >

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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.