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
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  • 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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NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work

The profound disruptions of recent years have prompted us to reprioritize how we live, work and lead. But what’s next – and how do we get there? In this lively talk, Lipman walks us through the steps of successful reinventions, drawn from the hundreds of personal interviews and scientific research p ...

The profound disruptions of recent years have prompted us to reprioritize how we live, work and lead. But what’s next – and how do we get there? In this lively talk, Lipman walks us through the steps of successful reinventions, drawn from the hundreds of personal interviews and scientific research papers that inform her powerhouse new book NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. Lipman explains the four steps of every transformation and explodes the three 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. She explains how any one of us can employ these insights in our own lives and work. She leaves the audience with a toolkit of actions they can take, right now, to change lives and workplaces – 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: Bestseller Joanne Lipman shares how women are reinventing the future</strong></p>

Women’s History Month: Bestseller Joanne Lipman shares 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 (out March 21), 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 her inspiring talks, 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 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. Audiences will be entertained, inspired - and excited to grab hold of the future and make it their own.

<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.” 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.