NYC 16 | Schedule

Keynote speakers


Thursday, March 8, 11 a.m.

That’s What She Said – and He Did

The biggest story in journalism this past year has been the most depressing: sexual harassment. How did this happen? And what happens next? Hear from two prominent women in journalism who are suddenly creating headlines as big as they’ve covered in their careers. What can you learn from their personal experiences? And what advice can they offer?



Joanne Lipman is the author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, published by William Morrow (January 30, 2018). A veteran journalist, she has served as Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY. She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor—the first woman to attain that post—and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. Subsequently, she was founding editor-in-chief of Portfolio magazine and, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.

Lipman has pioneered integrating gender equality into the workplace. She has written on the topic for publications including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA TODAY and Time.  As one of the most senior women in the media industry, she has actively promoted women in the newsrooms she leads.

Lipman is a frequent speaker about women in the workplace.  She has addressed mixed-gender groups at major law firms, banks, professional and civic organizations, on issues such as unconscious bias, women in leadership, and bringing men into the conversation about gender equality.  Recent speaking engagements on women’s issues include the Aspen Ideas Festival, the World Economic Forum in Davos, and Women in Cable Television’s national leadership conference, which she keynoted with Katie Couric.

Lipman is a winner of the Matrix Award for women in media. She and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two children.



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