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Stories of Successful Career Pivoters

  • September 23, 2020
  • 12:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Wednesday, September 23 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Free to attend for members. Guests welcome!

Join this panel discussion where successful women in media share how they transferred their traditional media skills to work for brands. We will discuss the lingo that they had to learn, how to decifier foreign-sounding job descriptions, how to convince hiring managers that the candidate they are looking for in a competitive landscape, and more.   


Chandra Turner is a recruiter and runs the boutique recruiting agency Talent Fairy where she specializes in placing editorial and content professionals with brands. As the founder of the careers site Ed2010.com, Chandra has helped countless media professionals find their dream jobs in content creation — so much so that she was often referred to as the industry’s “fairy godmother.” Chandra has held top editorial positions at brands such as Cosmopolitan, CosmoGirl, Parents, and Scholastic. In her 20+ year career, Chandra created award-winning consumer magazines, managed print and digital content teams, and executed content strategy for dozens of Fortune 500 companies. 


Kara Corridan spent more than 25 years as an editor of publications including Redbook and Seventeen (Hearst), YM and Child (G+J), Modern Bride (Conde Nast), Parents (Meredith) and Storyworks Jr. (Scholastic). The fact that only two of those titles are still in print is part of what fueled Kara's desire to parlay her skills into the field of corporate communications. In January 2020 she joined the Global Communications team at Prudential Financial, where she helps tell Prudential's story – and that of its more than 50,000 employees worldwide – to internal and external audiences. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters (who, this fall, double as her coworkers).

Angie Lee is the Global Head of Marketing and Communications for Samsung Next, the software and services innovation arm for one of the world’s largest hardware platforms, where she leads all brand, growth, and communication initiatives. Throughout her career Angie has focused on building brands through content, strategy, design, and user insights. Previously, she held senior leadership roles at IDEO, HarperCollins Publishers, Teach For America, General Assembly, Celmatix, and Industrious. Angie earned her BA from the University of Texas’s Business Honors Program and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.  

A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, Tracy Perez spent 15 years in the magazine industry as a beauty editor for publications including Child (G+J), First For Women (Bauer) and Parents (Meredith). Hungry for more digital experience, she made the leap in 2017 to IT Cosmetics (L’Oreal), where she works with the US marketing and E-commerce teams to tell the brand’s problem-solving beauty story and bring new products to life across all digital touchpoints. She lives in New York City with her boyfriend. Pre-quarantine, she enjoyed going to the gym and comedy shows in her spare time. Now she mostly just watches Seinfeld reruns.  

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