Upcoming WMG Events

  • Tuesday, 2/6/18, 12:30pm - Luncheon at Upper Story; Speaker: Joanne Lipman, author of THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together​
  • Monday, 2/26/18, 12:30pm - Brown Bag with Laurie Buckle, CEO & Founder, Cookit Media on How to Build your Brand
  • Tuesday, 3/27/18, 12:30pm - WMG Business and New Member Luncheon at Upper Story

Industry Events

March 6, 2018 - PubTechConnect 2018, New York, NY
March 26-28, 2018 - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Bologna, Italy
May 30-June 1, 2018 - BookExpo America, New York NY
October 2-4, 2018 - Digital Book World Conference, Nashville, TN

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Welcome!

Women’s Media Group is a New York-based nonprofit association of women who have achieved prominence in the many fields of media. Our members, drawn from book, magazine, and newspaper publishing; film, television, online and other digital media, meet, collaborate, inform and support one another as well as mentoring young women interested in publishing careers.  Find out more on the About Us page.

Interested in Joining Women's Media Group?

If you are a woman working in publishing and media in the New York City or surrounding areas, we'd like an opportunity to get to know you better and perhaps invite you to become a member. Please check out our website to learn more about us. If you'd like to contact us about joining, please e-mail membership@womensmediagroup.org. We look forward to hearing from you.


​​​​WMG Brown Bag:  CEO of Cookit Media on How Influencers Build their Brand and How You and Your Clients Can Too

Please join us for an inspiring and informative talk on how influencers build their brand and how you and your clients can too with Laurie Buckle, Founder + CEO of CookIt Media, a Los Angeles-based digital media agency, at our February 26th Brown Bag lunch at Random House. (Note Laurie has to fly later that afternoon back to LA so we will start the talk as close to 12:30 as possible.)

Laurie launched CookIt Media in 2014 with the goal of helping influencers create a unique brand strategy — a story that would resonate with a target audience and set them apart in a saturated market. Wanting to provide her influencers with brand partnerships that fit their goals and vision, as well as ongoing brand consulting, CookIt added brand management to their offerings in 2015. CookIt’s collective expertise in content production led to the creation of the content studio in 2016, which works directly with brands and influencers to create smart, engaging content that elevates their brand and grows their business.

Her passionate vision and ideas will help you and your clients ignite powerful and effective brand strategies.

​We will leave plenty of time for Q&A.

ABOUT LAURIE BUCKLE

Laurie is the Founder + CEO of CookIt Media, a Los Angeles-based digital media agency that works with food influencers to help them become bigger, better businesses. She is also on the board of directors of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP).

Laurie has more than three decades of experience in food publishing. She held key positions at Bon Appétit, Better Homes & Gardens, and Kitchn. As Editor in Chief of Fine Cooking magazine, she successfully redesigned and relaunched the brand. Her passion for storytelling and deep experience in content development inform every project CookIt takes on, from helping an influencer find their true north to helping a brand truly win at social.​​​​

Guests welcome. Please RSVP here​​.

WHEN: Monday, February 26 from 12:30-2:00 pm. Please arrive by 12:30 as we'll start the talk as close to 12:30 as possible as Laurie needs to depart for the airport.

WHERE: Random House, 1745 Broadway, between 54th & 55th Streets, Dr. Seuss room on the 14th floor

COST: Free

RSVP DEADLINE: Friday, February 22 at 6pm

WMG Small Dinner at Notaro Ristorante

 Lovely small dinner at Notaro Ristorante on the east side.  Great food and great company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right:  Gayle Feldman, Lathea Williams, Julia Pastore, Jill Sansone and host Susan Knopf.

WMG Winter Luncheon: What men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together

As stories of sexual harassment and assault continue to proliferate, we need to talk about how to use the #metoo moment to make systemic, lasting changes that empower women as true equals and create​​ a​ safe and ​dynamic working environment which benefits women​ and men.

​​Please join us on February 6 at Upper Story for an illuminating and important in-conversation with Joanne Lipman, author of the new book ​THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together​. Lipman, a veteran journalist, 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 recently stepped down from serving as Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY​.

Lipman​ ​partly based her new book on a ​controversial ​article​ she wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2014 titled​ ​​Women At Work: A Guide for Men. Her goal, she said "was to get to the bottom of issues that men face every day" when it comes to understanding their female colleagues and leveling the playing field. ​

Among the topics ​she'll address ​with moderator Ann Shoket​:

  • ​Sexual harassment
  • ​​The respect gap
  • Unconscious bias​
  • Interruptions
  • The pay and promotion gap
  • The motherhood penalty
  • “Bropropriation” and “mansplaining”
  • And more….

​​There will be plenty of time for Q&A ​and dialogue.
​ 
​​The lunch will be hosted at Upper Story on Tuesday, ​February 6 at 12:30 PM.

​​Guests welcome. Please RSVP here​​​​.

WHEN: Tuesday, February 6 from 12:30-2:00 pm

WHERE: Upper Story at 979 3rd Avenue between 58th & 59th Streets.

COST: $60.00

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, ​February 2 at 6pm

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, ​February 2 at 6pm

​ABOUT JOANNE LIPMAN

​​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 Chief 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 portfolio.com, 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 TimesUSA TODAY and Time. As one of the most senior women in the media industry, she has actively promoted women in the newsrooms she leads.

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.


​ABOUT ANN SHOKET

Ann Shoket has been a key architect in shaping the national conversation about and for millennial women. ​​Over the last 15 years, ​she brought two major young women’s publications to number one across every platform. As Editor-in-Chief of Seventeen from 2007 to 2014, Shoket repositioned the iconic fashion and beauty brand to dominate as the most relevant voice for its 13 million readers. As part of the launch team of CosmoGIRL in 1999, she helped revolutionize teen magazines by talking openly about important emotional issues that weren’t yet addressed by traditional publications.

Shoket’s book, The Big Life​,​ is a guide for millennial women who are changing what it means to be powerful and successful in the world​.

WMG Holiday Party

Please join us for our Women's Media Group Holiday Party!

Tuesday, December 5th from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Where: 1280 Fifth Avenue, 5th floor (at 109th Street)

This free event is for members only.

WMG Dinner Hosted by Libby McGuire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Jane von Mehren, Lauren Marino, Libby McGuire, Michelle Tessler, Meredith Bernstein, Linda Cunningham, Beverly Wettenstein, Carisa Hays.

WMG Dinner Hosted by Gayle Kirschenbaum

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Gayle Kirschenbaum’s hosted a lively small dinner in her Westbeth home. (Note the posters of two of her funny and touching films on the wall.)

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
From left to right: Lisa Faith Phillips, Janet Goldstein, Gayle Kirschenbaum, Deb Brody, Michelle Burford, Kelly Delaney, Talia Krohn. 

WMG Dinner Hosted by Stacy Grossman at Han Dynasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
From left to right: Lauren Galit, Stacy Grossman, Brianna Yamashita, Rakia Clark, Judy Linden, and Kathy Sandler.

WMG Small Group Dinner at Jane Pollak's

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: (Front row) Regina Ryan, Kathy Sandler, Toni Sciarra Poynter; (Back row) Jane Pollak, Elisa Petrini

Learn How to Run and Leverage Webinars to Promote Your Books, Yourself, and Your Company

Webinars are the next big thing in marketing.

For agents and editors who want to establish their authority, marketers, and publicists who want to build awareness, entrepreneurs who want to grow their business, and authors who have books to promote, webinars are a great way to connect with a wide or niche audience.

Join Women's Media Group for a Brown Bag lunch on November 9 at 12:30 PM at Random House to learn how to leverage the power of webinars.

Miral Sattar, founder and CEO of BiblioCrunch and LearnSelfPublishingFast, an award-winning author services marketplace, and Women's Media Group board member, says webinars are an essential tool for connecting with your target audience and building your brand. She'll talk about the successful webinars that she and her clients have run, explain best tools and practices, and show how to launch successful webinars that will generate awareness, grow your platform, and result in book sales or new clients. You can catch Miral on Twitter @miralsattar.

Guests welcome but space is limited. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Thursday, November 9 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Random House, Room 1301, 1745 Broadway

WMG Luncheon on October 24th

Women's Media Group is thrilled to welcome Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos, one of the cooking world's most charming celebrity couples, for a lively conversation and delicious Italian feast at Upper Story on Tuesday, October 24 at 12:30 PM.

Mazar and Corcos will discuss the Italian lifestyle where food and family are the center of everything, the simple way to shop for, prepare, and enjoy great food every day, how they manage to get dinner on the table while raising their children and juggling their hectic schedules, and how they maintain a happy marriage, after 15 years, and live la dolce vita.

Debi Mazar, a native New Yorker, made her film debut in Martin Scorsese's Goodfellas and has since appeared in more than seventy feature films, as well as HBO's hit series Entourage and TV Land's new series Younger. Gabriele Corcos, owner of Tuscan Gun, a restaurant in Brooklyn, was raised in an olive orchard on the hills right above Florence. He started cooking at the age of six and has not stopped since. Together they produced and co-hosted Cooking Channel's Extra Virgin and have written two cookbooks, including their latest, Super Tuscan.

Lunch will be prepared using recipes from Super Tuscan,a beautiful full-color cookbook, which will be gifted to all, and will include Baby Greens with Grapefruit and Mint, Pappardelle with Asparagus and Mushrooms, Tuscan Fried Chicken, and Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies.

Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.
WHEN: Tuesday, October 24 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Upper Story at 979 3rd Avenue between 58th & 59th Streets.
COST: $
65.00

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, October 19 at 6pm

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, October 19 at 6pm

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/2yN1YKLtu6JQ93ex2 to be added to the waitlist.

First WMG Lunch of the Season at New Venue: Lynn Povich and The Good Girls Revolt

Join us for the first Women's Media Group luncheon of the season on Tuesday, September 26 when we welcome award-winning journalist Lynn Povich. Lynn became the first female senior editor in the history of Newsweek following a groundbreaking sex discrimination lawsuit she and forty-five colleagues filed against the magazine in 1970.

Lynn is the author of The Good Girls Revolt, now an Amazon series, which describes how she and her female colleagues organized to change the system at Newsweek. She will talk about the "wild and exciting" period when female journalists invaded the male journalistic world of the 1970s and how the lawsuit's plaintiffs ultimately made progress towards their goals. She'll reflect on the dramatic changes that followed as well as what work remains to achieve gender equality both in the field and beyond. In a conversation sure to be as thought-provoking as it is revealing, she'll discuss the intentional and unintentional bias a new generation of women in journalism still face-gender discrimination and sexual harassment-and how to combat it. She'll also cover the state of the industry today facing the challenges of the new President's unprecedented hostility and fake news amidst an ever-evolving competitive landscape.

Lynn Povich has spent more than 40 years in the news business. After graduating from Vassar, she began her career as a secretary in the Paris Bureau of Newsweek magazine, rising to become a reporter and writer in New York. In 1970, she was one of 46 women who filed sex discrimination charges against the magazine, the first women in the media to do so. Five years later, she was appointed the first woman Senior Editor in Newsweek's history. She became Editor-in-Chief of Working Woman magazine in 1991, and in 1996, she joined MSNBC.com as East Coast Managing Editor, overseeing the internet content of NBC News and MSNBC Cable programs and personalities.

Lunch will be hosted at Sarabeth's Park Avenue South and will be served buffet-style.

Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 26 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Sarabeth, 381 Park Ave South between 26th & 27th Streets
**NOTE: The price for Sarabeth luncheons is $55.00**

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, September 21 at 6pm
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 21 at 6pm
WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/ouoe1rLJhsiWnVvo2 to be added to the waitlist.

WMG Small Dinner at Jennifer Josephy's

Juicy tomatoes, lots of rose, and terrific conversation—all the joys of summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured: Susan Knopf, Rachel Vogel, Kris Puopolo, Sarah Gallick. Not pictured: Jennifer Josephy Judy Linden.

WMG Small Dinner with Cecilia de la Campa at Writer's House

Delicious pizza and salads, wonderful wine, and informed conversation all in the beautiful venue of the Writer's House book lined dining room.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seated: Jill Sansone, Lauren Marino, Emily Loose, Emi Ikkanda, Cecilia de la Campa
Standing: Robin Warner, Barbara Monteiro, Susan Knopf, Laura Mamelok

WMG Small Dinner at Jane Pollak's

"Great group, great talk," says our hostess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
From left to right – front row: Mary Reynics, Helen Atsma, Susan Scwartz; Back row – Host – Jane Pollak, Denise Shannon.

Last WMG Lunch of the Season: The Future of Publishing

Publishing is changing faster than a bee stung stallion and we all want to know where it's going. Join us on June 13 at Upper Story for an exciting panel discussion on the future of publishing with four women at the forefront of the industry.

We'll find out the latest trends on what people want to read, how they want to read, where they want to read, and how they get their books. We'll learn about the changing retail landscape, new ways to reach and engage with readers, the evolution of e-readers, tablets, and smartphones, and new developments in digital marketing and analytics.

We'll hear from:

  • Angela Tribelli, Chief Marketing Officer at HarperCollins Publishers, responsible for developing and leading the company's overall marketing strategy, and helping to grow authors' careers in the evolving media landscape. Angela joined HarperCollins from five years at NYC & Company, where she served as Senior Vice President, Digital in charge of digital strategy and operations for New York City's official marketing, tourism, and partnerships organization under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. She has held positions at American Express Publishing (Food & Wine, Travel +Leisure and Departures magazines) and Condé Nast, and has led teams that have won numerous Webby and other industry awards. Angela is a published reporter and author, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Downtown Alliance, as well as the advisory boards of multiple start-ups focusing on disrupting retail fashion. She holds an MBA from The Wharton School and a BA from Columbia University.
  • Charlie Schroder, Founder of Charlie & Co., a NYC consultancy specializing in the intersection of content, brand and emerging technologies. Working on projects across a range of industries and business practices — from creating global omnichannel marketing programs for legacy publishing businesses and consumer product brands to architecting partnerships for technology developers to providing guidance for broadcasters on technologies and trends impacting their revenues — Charlie collaborates with clients to deliver business-accelerating strategies and problem-solving solutions that resonate with consumers and create tangible value for stakeholders.
  • Lisa Sharkey, SVP Director of Creative Development at HarperCollins. Always looking for the next big non-fiction book, she has a track record of success at multiple imprints from a variety of top celebrities and experts from Tim Tebow to Sammy Hagar, Regis Philbin, Susan Lucci, Maria Menounos, HRH The Prince of Wales, and Lauren Conrad. Expert at offering caring advice to authors about branding, marketing, shaping their books and their publicity campaigns. She oversees all video operations and a daily Facebook Live program for HarperCollins.
  • Michele Martin, VP, Publisher North Star Way, a division of Simon & Schuster. Ms. Martin is publisher and founder of North Star Way, created from the belief that authors can engage with their readers in a variety of mediums and meet readers where they are in terms of their preferences for media consumption. She has held senior positions in publishing for over two decades. North Star Way's editorial focus is on non-fiction in the fields of self-improvement and personal development, inspiration, motivation, wellness, business inspiration and leadership, and mind-body-spirit.

Patty Chang Anker, author, speaker, and Women's Media Group member will moderate.

Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Upper Story on the 14th Story of the D+D Building, 979 Third Avenue (between 58th & 59th)
**NOTE: The price for Upper Story luncheons is $50.00**

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, June 8 at 6pm
CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, June 8 at 6pm

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Visit https://goo.gl/forms/PR8ZDZUwiR9KbSXv1 to be added to the waitlist.

WMG Small Dinner with Elisa Petrini

It was a VERY rainy night but Elisa Petrini offered us shelter from the storm. She cooked up a fabulous dinner which we enjoyed with lots of wine and conversation about books, TV, film and (a little) politics.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From left to right: Elisa Petrini, Anne Kemper, Jennifer Unter, Talia Krohn, Harriet Bell, Jill Sansone. 

Small Dinner at Liz Hartman

Photo from FABULOUS dinner hosted by Liz Hartman. Spectacular view (Hudson River), wonderful meal (thanks Liz) and some wild stories shared.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From left to right: Liz Hartman, JL Stermer, Regina Ryan, Lisa Faith Phillips, Jill Sansone, Deb Brody.

WMG Lunch: Accomplish More By Doing Less. Really!

Update: Lunch moved to Monday, April 24th.

Join us for lunch on April 10 when Women’s Media Group welcomes the dynamic and inspiring Tiffany Dufu, author of the much-talked about new book Drop the Ball, with a foreword by Gloria Steinem.

Too many women work hard at their jobs all day then come home and kill themselves making sure the kids are fed, the laundry’s done, the bills are paid, and the house is clean. Like so many driven and talented women who have been brought up to believe that to have it all, they must do it all, Tiffany Dufu began to feel that achieving her career and personal goals was an impossibility. Eventually, she discovered the solution: letting go.

Come find out how she learned the art of achieving more by doing less (and how you can too), why she says equality in the workplace will only be reached if there’s equality in the home, and what millennial women have taught her about success and happiness.

Named to Fast Company’s League of Extraordinary Women, Tiffany Dufu was a launch team member to Lean In and is Chief Leadership Officer to Levo, the fastest growing millennial professional network. She is a consultant to many Fortune 500 companies and a sought after speaker on women’s leadership.

As bestselling author Susan Cain says, "If you could follow a path to a stronger marriage, a happier family, and greater economic and emotional security, would you be interested? I thought so. Tiffany Dufu’s Drop the Ball is that path.

Guests are welcome. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Monday, April 10 at 12:30 pm (new date)

WHERE: 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, 4/6 at 12 pm

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, 4/6 at 6 pm

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Click here to be added to the waitlist.

Meet, Greet, Swap and Honor at Our Annual Business & New Member Luncheon!

Update: Lunch moved to 3/21 due to severe blizzard warnings.

Please join us at our annual business and new member luncheon. This lunch is for members only.

In addition to voting in the new board, welcoming new members who've joined over the past year and enjoying our popular annual Media Swap, this year we will begin a tradition of honoring a stellar woman in media. Our first Women’s Media Group woman of honor is Esther Margolis.

Please join us to honor Esther Margolis for her inspiring career in publishing.

Esther Margolis began her successful publishing career at Bantam Books, where she rose from started promotion assistant to become senior vice president for marketing and publicity worldwide.

Esther founded Newmarket Press in 1981, which published many notable books in film, theater, and performing arts, including those associated with such films as Gandhi, Chicago, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Dances With Wolves, Sense and Sensibility, Shawshank Redemption, and The King's Speech as well as fiction and nonfiction books in the fields of parenting, psychology, health, biography, history, and business including the "Words of" series with The Words of Gandhi and The Words of Martin Luther King, Jr., Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan's first novel, The Wake of the Perdido Star, and Suze Orman's first book You've Earned It, Don't Lose it.

Esther sold the Newmarket Press publishing imprint, along with 300 of its backlist titles, to HarperCollins in 2011 where they were successfully merged into the William Morrow and It Books imprints. There, Esther published new books related to the musical The Book of Mormon and such major films as Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty, This is Forty, and War Horse, working with such producers and studios as Scott Rudin, Steven Spielberg, Judd Apatow, Sony Pictures, DreamWorks and Warner Bros. In fall 2014, Esther re-assumed use of the Newmarket Press name and logo.

Esther has taught and lectured on publishing and marketing at the University of Denver, Columbia University and NYU. She co-founded and ran the University of Michigan Book Publishing Workshop and was the book publishing consultant for Columbia Pictures. Born and raised in Detroit, she earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Michigan.

Esther Margolis has long taken a leadership role in book publishing and media. In 2008, she received the Poor Richard Award from the New York Center for Independent Publishing, given to one publisher annually who has made an outstanding contribution to independent publishing. Esther has been Chair of the American Advisory Committee of the Jerusalem International Book Fair, created its acclaimed Editorial Fellowship program in 1985, and served for many years on the Trade Executive Committee of the Association of American Publishers and on the Advisory Committee for the Books for a Better Life Awards. She is a member of the Women's Media Group, the Women's Forum, and the Writers Guild of America.

About our Media Swap: To celebrate our love of all things media, at this lunch we ask each attendee to bring a book, magazine, DVD, or CD that she loves packaged in a plain manila envelope. The packages are placed in the center of your designated lunch table, and once we sit down to lunch, each person selects a package and opens it. The person who brought each item then can share something about it. After that, people can swap and share as they please. It's a great way to get to know our new members and leave lunch with something new to read or watch, plus a few more ideas jotted down to check out later.

Our March business luncheon is always a high point that affirms our bond, continuity, and growth as a community. We look forward to seeing you there!

WHEN: Tuesday, March 21st at 12:30pm (new date)

WHERE: **Upper Story**, D&D Building - 979 Third Avenue at 58th Street, 14th Floor 

[**Please note that this event is being held at our new venue, not at 21 Club**]

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, 3/16 at 12 pm (new date)

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, 3/16 at 6 pm (new date)

Please RSVP here.

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Click here to be added to the waitlist.

WMG Cocktail-Networking Hour with Kelly Hoey

Women’s Media Group is excited to host a joint cocktail-networking hour on Feburary 15th at 6:00pm with members of the 57th street WeWork space (spanning the advertising, media, design, and tech industries and more).

This free event (featuring open bar) will include a talk by acclaimed networking guru Kelly Hoey, whose book BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK helps readers build and activate powerful networks to achieve both their long and short-term goals.

Kelly Hoey is a writer, investor, connector, and networking expert, lauded everywhere from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“25 Smartest Women On Twitter”). In BUILD YOUR DREAM NETWORK, she reframes networking for the modern era, where everyone is posting, liking and friending fast and furious but failing to leverage their connections thoughtfully. However the reality is that whether landing a new client, new job, or a coveted board seat, most business and career problems today have networking solutions. Kelly will teach us how to master networking in the modern age, including a few of her signature tricks and best practices, and show how small changes to our daily routine, simple generosity, and goal-focused planning can lead to big opportunities.

Kelly is a networking-guru for our times, if there ever was one – and by partnering with WeWork, we hope you’ll be able to take advantage of her fresh advice right away!

Please RSVP here. Guests are welcome but space is limited, so RSVP ASAP.

Thanks, and we hope to see you at this special event on Wednesday, February 15th.

Learn How to Crack the Media Code: How to Get—and Keep—Media Attention for Your Authors (and Yourself)

You already know how critical a role media coverage plays in the promotion of a book, brand, or business. But what you might not realize is that even the best, most well-intended efforts can flop for reasons you might never know. During this brown-bag session, you’ll learn to:

  • Identify blind spots that experts and even PR pros miss when it comes to nailing a pitch and connecting with the media.
  • Position your authors as experts (the media doesn’t care about the book). Demonstrating mastery, showcasing a brand and thinking outside of your latest title is key to getting editors and producers attention. 
  • Craft your pitch. Learn what makes a solid pitch—and how to nail the approach and language so you go from inbox to in studio.
  • Crush it on air. Discover the secret to acing an on-air interview and making a lasting impression that keeps producers coming back for more.

Plus, how to connect with key influencers, speak with authority and become a producer’s go-to expert.

Seasoned journalists Paula Rizzo and Terri Trespicio are the co-creators of Lights Camera Expert— a 6-week online course for entrepreneurs, authors, and experts.

Paula Rizzo is an Emmy Award winning senior TV health producer and author of Listful Thinking: Using Lists to be More Productive, Highly Successful and Less Stressed. Paula has booked thousands of segments and experts in the past 15 years for local and national news. She’s the founder of the producitvity site ListProducer.com and has been featured in the media including on Better TV, FoxNews.com,, FastCompany.com, Oprah.com, Dr. Oz's The Good Life magazine, Health.com, Woman's Day, Bridal Guide and Business Insider.

Terri Trespicio is a branding strategist and media coach who works with individuals and businesses with messaging and content. A former senior editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she’s also an in-demand speaker and recently delivered a TED talk at the largest TEDx event in the country. She has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has appeared in Jezebel, XOJane, Marie Claire, Prevention, MindBodyGreen, and DailyWorth, among others. More at territrespicio.com.

Guests welcome but space is limieted. Please RSVP here.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 7 at 12:30pm
WHERE: Random House, the Club Room 2nd floor, 1745 Broadway

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because all seats have been taken, please click on the link below to add your name to the waitlist. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the brown bag unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the brown bag who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Click here to be added to the waitlist.

Many of you asked if you could have the slides from the incredibly informative Brown Bag presentation given by branding strategist and media coach Terri Trespicio and Emmy Award-winning TV producer Paula Rizzo on February 7, 2017: Learn How to Crack the Media Code: How to Get-and Keep-Media Attention for Your Authors (and Yourself).  They’ve been generous enough to share it here: http://www.slideshare.net/TerriTrespicio/crack-the-media-code-and-build-your-media-brand. Enjoy!

Don't Miss WMG Lunch: Behind the Scenes at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s to a healthy, eventful, and very happy 2017! 

We hope you’ll join us for an exciting and entertaining lunch on Monday, January 23 as the Women's Media Group welcomes Hillary Kun, co-executive producer of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” from 2001-2015.

She will be in conversation with WMG programming chair Dee Dee De Bartlo to discuss what it took to turn a scrappy late-night program into a cultural juggernaut and to give us an inside look at what went into producing one of the most talked about talk shows in television history.

Hillary Kun, born and raised in New York City, spent 8 years as a segment producer for “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” before joining “The Daily Show.” She is currently a consultant for "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" and has been in broadcast for 24 years.

We welcome your questions in advance of the lunch so please send them our way!

Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.

WHEN: Monday, January 23, at 12:30pm

WHERE: The 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street

RSVP DEADLINE: Thursday, January 19 at 6pm

CANCELLATION DEADLINE: Thursday, January 19 at 6pm

WAITLIST LINK: If you are unable to RSVP because the RSVP deadline has passed, please click on the link below to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you if you can be added to the guest list due to a last-minute cancellation. Please do not come to the luncheon unless you have been informed that you are off the waitlist. Regrettably, members and guests who arrive at the luncheon who have not RSVP'd or who haven't been notified that they are off the waitlist will not be seated. Click https://goo.gl/forms/9PfVBsEWeGzedJbC2 to be added to the waitlist.


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