“The Women’s Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

 

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO

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“The Women’s Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO

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“The Women’s Edge supports systematic, sustained progress for women into leadership roles throughout the business community.”

Elizabeth Hailer, CEO

In Conversation

Powerful conversations with nationally-renowned leaders

Overview

In Conversation is a powerful series in which women executives and leaders share both personal and professional insights regarding their own paths to success.

OVERVIEW

In Conversation is a powerful series in which women executives and leaders share both personal and professional insights regarding their own paths to success.

PAST EVENTS

In Conversation with Beth Monaghan, Founder & CEO of Inkhouse

EVENT RECAP

FEBRUARY 8, 2022

Beth Monaghan joined us to discuss the power of sharing our stories, and the impact of these projects on community at her company. 

 

about beth monaghan

Since the early days working around her kitchen table, Beth has grown Inkhouse into one of the top independent PR agencies in the country. She’s been named a Top Woman in PR by PR News, a Top 25 Innovator by PRovoke, and an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.

Beth designed Inkhouse’s signature Storytelling Workshop to mirror the literary hero’s journey and to unearth the emotional connections that bind an audience to a brand or idea. She also uses narratives to build Inkhouse’s culture, most recently through two books of employee essays, “Hindsight 2020” and “Aren’t We Lucky?”

In Conversation with Diane Hessan, Our Common Ground

EVENT RECAP

JUNE 22, 2021

The past few years have shown us tremendous societal division, but perhaps our society is not as polarized as we perceive. Diane Hessan’s Our Common Ground guides us to overcome differences and grasp the reality that we have more in common than we realize.

“A simple lesson in human interaction — the importance of listening as a gateway to understanding and the foundation for bridging differences — is the cornerstone for Hessan’s timely and hopeful book,” writes Deval Patrick, Former Governor of Massachusetts.

about diane hessan

Diane Hessan, an award-winning entrepreneur and innovator in the market research field, is a nationally recognized expert on the American voter. A member of the Boston Globe Editorial Board, she has written extensively about the voices of the electorate.

She is the founder and chairman of C Space, the first company to leverage social media for consumer insights. She received her BA from Tufts University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

“ When people are willing to make themselves vulnerable by sharing their stories, community forms.”

Beth Monaghan, InkHouse

In Conversation with Joann Lublin

EVENT RECAP

February 17, 2021

Joann S. Lublin, author, longtime career columnist and former management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, joined us to share insights from her new book, Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life.

A record number of American women are reaching the executive suite, and a significant proportion of women now running major U.S. corporations have children. Yet despite this tremendous progress, working mothers still face numerous challenges at work and home—struggles that the Covid-19 pandemic aggravated.

Conversation was facilitated by Katie Kempner, Host of “Perspectives with Katie Kempner” and Founder of Kempner Communications.

about joann lublin

Joann S. Lublin was management news editor for The Wall Street Journal, working with reporters in the U.S. and abroad, until she retired in April 2018. She continues to speak about leadership, executive women, and other management issues. She created the Journal’s career advice column in 1993 and kept writing its “Your Executive Career” column until May 2020. She shared its Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for stories about corporate scandals.

She is the author of the popular 2016 book, EARNING IT: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World. She won the 2018 Lifetime Achievement from the Loeb Awards, the highest accolade in business journalism. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in communications from Stanford University. She lives in Dresher, Pennsylvania.

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