Tuesday, September 28th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Free for WMG members & $15 for non-members
Join us for a lively panel discussion with women leaders from publishing, digital media, and broadcasting about the changing media landscape. Moderator Rachel Deahl, News Director at Publishers Weekly, will be in conversation with Kristen McLean, Executive Director, Business Development at NPD Book and Leila Milgrim, Director of Brand Marketing at Conde Nast and Self Magazine about emerging content trends they’re seeing across media industries, how consumers’ interests, needs, and consumption habits have evolved since the onset of the pandemic, and how businesses—large and small—can adapt to meet those needs in innovative ways.
Proceeds from this program will benefit the WMG Scholar program.
About the Moderator:
Rachel Deahl is a writer and editor with over 15 years of experience covering the trade book business. At Publishers Weekly, where she is the news director, she covers general news, oversees author profiles, and writes the magazine's weekly Deals column, which details the notable titles being acquired at the major publishing houses. Rachel has also overseen the programming for both of PW's main trade shows, the New York Rights Fair and the U.S. Book Show. She has contributed to such publications as Slate; The Boston Globe Magazine; Nylon; and O, The Oprah Magazine.
About Kristen McLean:
Kristen McLean is the Executive Director of Business Development, and the primary Industry Analyst at the NPD Books. Kristen is a twenty-five-year veteran of the publishing industry, with a career spanning many roles including retailing, buying, field sales, marketing, and business development which gives her an unusually deep perspective as a market analyst. A widely-recognized expert in the areas of children’s books, comics & graphic novels, and cross-entertainment consumer behavior, she works broadly with NPD Books’ key clients, and she is deeply interested in the confluence of retail realignment, technology, literacy, and demographics in the Digital Age.
About Leila Milgrim:
Leila Milgrim is the Director of Brand Marketing at Condé Nast Traveler and SELF. She's previously held positions at Glamour, Rolling Stone and InStyle, and was the first Marketing Director for a boutique European tour operator. She is also the founder of Sonder Support, a resource-driven website and peer-led network of travelers committed to mental health support and awareness.
Leila is a Masters student at NYU studying International Affairs and Global Futures. She obtained her undergraduate from the University of Florida, where she majored in Journalism.
Craving adventure beyond her cubicle, she embarked on a journey to Florence in 2016, and she's split her time between Italy and Manhattan ever since.