January 15, 2015, 7:00pm - A New Year’s Productivity Party
Help celebrate the publication of WMG member Paula Rizzo’s book, Listful Thinking.
Location: Book Culture, Columbus Avenue between 81st & 82nd Street
Bring a guest.
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.
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WMG Luncheon with Pamela Paul of The New York Times Book Review
Join us for lunch on Monday, April 20, 2015 as the Women's Media Group welcomes Pamela Paul, editor of The New York Times Book Review.
Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review, having previously served there as features editor and children’s book editor. She is the author of three books, The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony, Pornified, and Parenting, Inc. She edited the 2014 anthology, By the Book: Writers on Literature and the Literary Life, and is working on a new book, My Life with Bob, about her life through the lens of her reading. A graduate of Brown University, Paul began her writing career as a London- and New York-based correspondent for The Economist.
Meet, Greet, and Swap at Our Annual Business and New Member Luncheon!
Please join us at our annual business and new member luncheon. This lunch is for members only. In addition to welcoming our newest members and voting in our new board, we’ll also be hosting our popular annual Media Swap.
Upper West Side Small Dinner
Another wonderful Small Dinner gathering at Meredith Bernstein's lovely home on Riverside Drive.
From left: Judy Kern, Regina Ryan, Liv Blumer, Jill Danzig, Meredith Bernstein, Jill Sansone.
Hoboken Small Dinner
From Small Dinner organizer extraordinaire Jill Sansone: We had a great small dinner in Hoboken---my first as hostess! Thanks for coming out to dine in the 6th Borough, especially from Brooklyn and the UES!
From left: Miral Sattar, Nina Shield, Kate Napolitano, Jill Sansone
WMG February Brown Bag: How to Command Attention and Be Heard with Media Coach Terri Trespicio
Being able to articulate your needs in a powerful, persuasive, compelling way is crucial to your success. Terri Trespicio will show you how to prepare your authors, your clients and yourself for every speaking opportunity, whether it’s a media interview, important meeting, presentation, or everything in between.
About Terri Trespicio:
Winter Delight: Small Dinner in Midtown Manhattan
The weather outside was frightful...but the conversation so delightful! Six intrepid WMGers braved single-digit temperatures for a Small Dinner at Cafe K hosted by WMG Business Manager Karina Mikhli. Great career stories, life plans, and book recs were swapped all around.
Pictured clockwise from top left: Jill Sansone, Karina Mikhli, Toni Sciarra Poynter, Myrsini Stephanides, Anne Kostick, Carolyn Carlson.
WMG Luncheon with NYT Public Editor Margaret Sullivan: Her Life on the Media WatchJoin us for lunch on January 26, 2015 as the Women's Media Group welcomes Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of The New York Times.
Today, a social media firestorm can ignite demands for a longtime New York Times reporter’s resignation within hours of the first outraged tweet. Ms. Sullivan will reveal how she investigates matters of journalistic integrity at the Times while working independently, outside of the reporting and editing structure of the newspaper, and will lead a lively discussion of journalism in the age of 24-7 online scrutiny. We are thrilled to have Ms. Sullivan join us as she discusses a role that she has given new attitude and bite.
Margaret Sullivan is the fifth public editor of The New York Times, and the first woman appointed to the position, which she took up in September 2012. She writes about the Times and its journalism in a frequent blog—the Public Editor’s Journal—and in a twice-monthly print column in the Sunday Review section.
We encourage you to check out Margaret Sullivan’s recent post, “17 Hopes and Dreams for The Times in the New Year,” where she asks for less Bush-and-Clinton oriented Presidential coverage, more women’s voices on the Op-Ed pages and a more diverse Times staff, cliché-free coverage of “flyover country, ” and “more absurd Styles trend stories. Long may they run.”
You can learn more about Margaret Sullivan’s trailblazing career here.
There will be an extended question and answer period, as Ms. Sullivan would like to encourage discussion and invites your questions.
Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.
WHEN: Monday, January 26, 2015, at 12:30 pm
WHERE: The 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street
WMG Event: Get Organized in 2015 with "Listful Thinking" author Paula Rizzo
So, where do you keep yours? To-do list, we mean! On the back of a receipt or an old envelope? In a notebook? In an app? Or do you have beautiful stationery for all your ongoing to-do lists? Regardless of where you keep your lists -- we want to see them and help make them work better for you in the New Year!
Breaking Publishing News and Blazing Digital Trails: WMG Welcomes Sarah Weinman, News Editor for Publishers Marketplace
Join us for lunch on November 10 at the 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, 12:30pm-2:00pm, as Women's Media Group welcomes Sarah Weinman, one of the literary and publishing world’s most informed, knowledgeable, oft-quoted and enthusiastic champions.
WMG October Brown Bag: Success Strategies for Solopreneurs with Ilise Benun of marketing-mentor.com
Do you run your own solo business? Are you curious about going out on your own and wondering what it's like? Come to our next Brown Bag and hear marketing consultant Ilise Benun share the success strategies she has used to help thousands launch and grow their careers as independent professionals.
Whether you've been your own boss for a while, are newly independent, or are curious about the indie life, Benun's techniques can help you launch or grow your solo career from a solid foundation.
Benun started her Hoboken, NJ-based consulting practice in 1988 and has been self-employed for all but 3 years of her working life. Learn more about her on marketing-mentor.com, and on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
Please note: e-mail confirmation will not be sent, so please read your online confirmation carefully to see if you made it in or if you are on the waitlist.
New Yorker Cartoonist Liza Donnelly: Breaking the Glass Ceiling with Humor, a Career as a Cartoonist
Join us for lunch on September 15 at the 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street, 12:30-2:00, as Women's Media Group welcomes New Yorker cartoonist and humorist, Liza Donnelly as she discusses being a New Yorker cartoonist, humor author and cultural envoy.
Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.
Join WMG & NYWICI for a Night OutWe are teaming up with New York Women in Communications (NYWICI) for a chance to socialize and network in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. NYWICI is a group for communications specialists in the New York metro area. Their membership represents all levels and all facets of the communications industry, including print, broadcast and online journalism, public relations, marketing, corporate communications, advertising, digital media and book publishing, as well as growing numbers of entrepreneurs.
Come join your industry peers, meet new friends, and build your network!
Date: Monday, July 21, 2014
Location: Pranna, 79 Madison Ave (between 28th and 29th Streets)
Price: $20 at door
Light appetizers will be served. There will be a cash bar with happy hour prices.
Festive Small Dinner on the Upper East Side
Wonderful small dinner on Wednesday night at Jennifer Josephy's apartment.
Attendees were (clockwise): Jill Sansone, Kris Puopolo, Jean Naggar, Jennifer Josephy, Karen Wolney, Denise Marcil, Alison Bond.
Small Dinner Plus Reading List Suggestions
Hosted by Karina Mikhli, WMG Business Manager, the small dinner at Cafe K had great food and conversation--plus discussion of favorite books!
Seated: Susan Knopf, Sarah Burningham, Christina Festa, Tessa Shanks
Standing: Nicole Wise, Beth Grossman, Kelly Leonard, Jill Danzig, Kate Napolitano, Karina Mikhli
Bestselling Author and “Story Architect” Lauren Oliver: A Young Adult Phenomenon Tells All
Join us for lunch on June 16 as Women's Media Group welcomes multitalented Lauren Oliver, bestselling author of the YA novels Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium, and Requiem, and her forthcoming adult debut Rooms, as she discusses her transition from avid reader to editor to published author to highly successful “literary incubator” and e-publisher -- thanks to her four-year-old company Paper Lantern Lit.
WMG Secretary Patty Chang Anker completed her #SomeNerve Challenge
WMG Secretary Patty Chang Anker completed her #SomeNerve Challenge (declared at the WMG Some Nerve event in January) by captaining a team of 34 through the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on May 4. Her team included WMG members Becky Saletan (her editor at Riverhead) and Deborah Brody who both attended the WMG party. In the span of 4 months, Patty learned to ride a bike, trained for and completed the 40-mile tour of NYC, which she called "an exhausting, exhilarating and life-changing day." Recap and more pics here,
How is your #SomeNerve Challenge coming along? Send us updates!
Another Small Dinner Success Story
We thought we heard laughter in the air....South Orange rocked on Wednesday, May 7th when a group of WMG members met for a Small Dinner hosted by Susanna Einstein, Co-Director, Einstein Thompson Agency. Judging from the thank-you emails we saw, the food, libations, and great publishing stories were flowing!
Clockwise from left: Pam Kruger, Susan Weinberg, Tara Parsons, Susanna Einstein, Jennifer Levesque, Wendy Sherman, Amy Edelman and Jill Sansone (seated).
Missing: Claire Roberts, who left a bit early, and photographer/guest Becky Kraemer.
Happy Anniversary to Us!In celebration of WMG’s 40 years supporting women in publishing, we will present three terrific conference sessions during BEA 2014. Each session deals with the most important issues facing women in our industry; each will feature a panel of dynamic, high-profile industry professionals asking—and answering—tough questions. You won’t want to miss them.
For full descriptions and participants, click HERE.
And don’t forget to register for BEA using the best BEA discount for members ever! It’s good only until May 15th, so run, don’t walk, to this page for instructions.
Fun and Friendship at WMG Small Dinners
A good time was had by all at the April 10th Small Dinner hosted by Regina Ryan. As Jill Sansone notes: "It was a lovely evening with lots of stories, reminiscing, and book recommendations--oh, and great food and lots of wine!"
Seated: Lillian Laserson, Esther Margolis, Marta Hallett
Seated: Jill Sansone, Pam Harwood
WMG Luncheon with Rebecca Mead: Her Life in Middlemarch and at The New YorkerJoin us for lunch on May 12 as Women's Media Group welcomes Rebecca Mead, author of My Life in Middlemarch and a staff writer at The New Yorker, as she discusses how George Eliot's masterpiece affected her own life's journey and what Eliot has to teach all women.
Her new book, which Joyce Carol Oates called “a poignant testimony to the abiding power of fiction,” grew out of a piece she wrote for The New Yorker in which she examined the George Eliot-attributed quote, “It's never too late to be what you might have been.” Disagreeing with it, she noted that doors closed behind her as she entered middle age. “Recognizing that it was too late to be some of the things I might have been seemed part of what it was to grow older and wiser.” In My Life in Middlemarch, Mead explores the themes of Eliot's Middlemarch--the complexity of love, the meaning of marriage, the foundations of morality, and the drama of aspiration and failure--and brings them into our world.
Mead, who joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 1997 and has profiled many subjects, among them Lena Dunham, Christine Quinn and, most recently, Jennifer Weiner, will also discuss the measure of a great book and what it’s like to be part of the subject.
Come with questions and prepare to be inspired!
Guests welcome. Please RSVP here.
WHEN: Monday, May 12 at 12:30 pm
WHERE: The 21 Club, 21 West 52nd Street
Best BEA Discount Ever for WMG Members!We've obtained a fantastic discount for WMG members for BEA 2014, May 28-31.
As we heard at Monday's luncheon, around half of our members are independents--freelance, sole business operators, or small business owners. So for those of us who can't depend on a corporate "platinum" badge, grab this offer!
And for the many of us in any area of work who'd be inclined to pass up attending BEA, this is the year to go! (Especially so that you can attend our WMG-sponsored, 40th Anniversary conference sessions; 11 am Wednesday-Friday).
Procrastinators take note! This discount is good until May 15, but after that you'll be out of luck. So don't stall.
To get your WMG discount, go to Member Center/Member Benefit Details.
WMG 4/1 Brown Bag: Tumblr's Director of Publisher Outreach Reaches Out to WMG about Tumblr's Creative PowerIn today's social media landscape, Tumblr is home to nearly 174 million blogs and has has become a powerful tool for creative people to expose their ideas and talents. WMG is thrilled that Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr's director of publisher outreach, will join us for a Brown Bag Lunch on Tuesday, April 1 at 12:30pm to guide us through the best practices and opportunities that this essential social platform provides today's media professional.
Come learn about how you can use Tumblr to help promote yourself whether you are a freelancer using it to showcase your services, a publisher looking to promote your books and authors, or an editor or agent looking for that next blog-to-book bestseller. You'll also be introduced to various communities who use Tumblr for everything from book clubs to bookstore fundraising and how this platform fits within the overall social media landscape.
Rachel Fershleiser works on Tumblr's outreach team, specializing in publishing, nonprofit and cultural organizations. Previously she was the Community Manager at Bookish and the Director of Public Programs at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, where she now serves on the board of directors. She began her career in the publicity department at William Morrow. She is also the co-creator of Six-Word Memoirs and the co-editor of the New York Times bestseller Not Quite What I Was Planning and three other books.
You connect with her directly at http://rachelfershleiser.com/ or https://twitter.com/rachelfersh.
The lunch will be located at the Random House Building, 1745 Broadway, in Room 1301 on the 13th floor. This is a free event for our members, but please RSVP as space is limited.
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