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Upcoming Events

    • January 26, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Wednesday, January 26th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members, $15 for non-members

    We’re excited to welcome Alexandra Alter, publishing reporter for The New York Times, and Maris Kreizman, essayist, critic and host of The Maris Review on Lit Hub, for a far-ranging discussion on the seismic shifts in how we’re discovering, buying and consuming books and what the future holds for authors, publishers, retailers and readers.

    Proceeds from this program will benefit the Women’s Media Group Educational Foundation.

    Meet the speakers:

    Alexandra Alter is a reporter for the New York Times, where she has covered the publishing industry and the literary world since 2014. Prior to joining the Times, she reported on arts and culture for The Wall Street Journal, and before that covered religion for The Miami Herald.

    Maris Kreizman is the host of The Maris Review, a literary podcast from Lit Hub. An essayist and critic, her work has appeared in the New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalNew York Magazine, Vanity FairThe AtlanticThe New RepublicPublishers Weekly, and more. She created Slaughterhouse 90210, a blog and book that celebrates the intersection of literature and pop culture. She was previously the Editorial Director of Book of the Month, the Editorial Director of digital content at B&N.com, a publishing outreach lead at Kickstarter, and an Editor at Free Press/S&S.

    • February 01, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Tuesday, February 1st, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members, $10 for non-members

    There are an estimated 56% more job openings in branded content versus traditional journalism. That's why we see an uptick in journalists and editors wondering how to break into this kind of content creation. And the truth is, branded content hiring managers would rather teach a journalist the basics of marketing than teach a marketer how to create compelling, editorial-like content (at least this hiring manager anyway). Another truth: creating content for brands can be fascinating and even fun—as either a gig or a career. In this session, we'll cover: How to find a job or writing opportunity; what the work entails; and where the industry is headed.

    Proceeds from this program will benefit the Women’s Media Group Educational Foundation

    Meet the speaker:

    WMG member Diane di Costanzo is the VP/Editorial Director of the Foundry, the branded content division within Meredith Corporation. She has worked in branded content for 12 years, providing strategy, talent, and content for diverse brands. Additionally, she was a finalist in the 2020 Women in Content Marketing Awards as well as one of Folio’s Top Women in Media in 2019. Diane often speaks at conferences and workshops about content marketing.

    • March 18, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Friday, March 18th, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members and non-members

    Novelist/poet/blogger Dale M. Kushner, and the marketing veteran she has worked with for eight years, WMG member Bridget Marmion, share the process, tasks, benefits and challenges of connecting a writer with readers today.

    About the speakers:

    WMG member Bridget Marmion spent over a decade in publishing (at FSG, Random House and Houghton Mifflin), working in editorial, publicity, sales, advertising, and marketing during her career (for both adult and children’s books). She launched her own marketing firm in 2012 www.bridgetmarmionbookmarketing.com.

    Dale M. Kushner is a novelist, poet, essayist and blogger. Dale’s first novel, The Conditions of Love, was published by Grand Central, and her second novel, The Lie of Forgetting has just been completed. Dale’s first collection of poetry, M, is coming out in January from 3: A Taos Press. Dale's blog “Transcending the Past" is published monthly on the Psychology Today website.

    • March 28, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom

    Monday, March 28th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members only

    If you're involved in the media industry, you likely have routine encounters with legal issues - from the negotiation of all sorts of agreements (publishing, ghost writing, content licensing and distribution, app development, and many more), to issues relating to copyright and the First Amendment. During this 1 hour Zoom webinar, we'll discuss key issues in publishing agreements and important negotiation points, and will review significant court cases related to publishing, including cases about embedding, book scanning and fair use. There will be plenty of time reserved for questions, so don't be shy.

    About the speaker:

    WMG member and former Board Member Stacy Grossman runs a boutique law firm where she specializes in intellectual property, publishing and general business law.  Prior to launching her firm, Stacy was Vice President and Associate General Counsel at News Corporation, where she handled intellectual property and related legal issues for HarperCollins, the New York Post and other media businesses.

Past events

January 19, 2022 Unfollow Your Passion: What rules to forget (and flat-out ignore) when writing your book in 2022
January 13, 2022 WMG Mastermind Group for Career Growth
January 12, 2022 Education and Children's Publishing with Mum Ahmed and Jennifer Perry
January 11, 2022 Digital Media and Online Publishing with Linda Kessler and Chandra Turner
December 10, 2021 Writing and Health with Ellen Dong and Nevin Mays
December 09, 2021 WMG Holiday Party
December 03, 2021 Journalism and Social Action with Hafeezat Bishi and Kathy Sandler
November 18, 2021 Book Publishing with Melanie Bautista and Stephanie Bowen
November 16, 2021 Talk, Listen, Connect hosted by Sally Ekus
November 12, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Kathy Sandler
November 11, 2021 What Truly Matters Most in Life and in the Game of Business with Christen Pruitt and Jodi Brockington
November 08, 2021 Pitch Perfect: How to Propose Your Story or Position Your Brand to Digital Media
October 26, 2021 Spook It Up with Women of the Haunt Industry
October 20, 2021 Healing, Learning and Thriving: Creating Better Workplaces with Authors Minda Harts and Melinda Briana Epler
October 14, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Julie Blattberg
October 13, 2021 WMG Social with Terri Trespicio
September 29, 2021 Building a Media Brand Now with Ann Shoket
September 28, 2021 Books, Broadcasting and Beyond: The New Content Trends in Media
September 23, 2021 Conversation with Memoir Collaborator and New York Times Best-Selling Author, Michelle Burford
September 22, 2021 Job Seekers Unite! with Chandra Turner
September 15, 2021 How to Use Influencer Marketing to Drive Awareness & Sales
September 14, 2021 Children's Books and Adult Beverages with Susan Knopf
August 26, 2021 WMG Newbies + Long-time Members with Kathy Sandler
August 25, 2021 Savoring Every Second of Summer with Brianna Yamashita
August 04, 2021 Bring Your Baggage and Your Favorite Beverage: Happy Hour with Author Helen Ellis
July 27, 2021 Talk, Listen, Connect
July 21, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Kathy Sandler
June 23, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Julie Blattberg
June 01, 2021 Negotiate for Your Career Success with Deborah M. Kolb PhD
May 26, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Kathy Sandler
May 20, 2021 May is for Movie Lovers—Online Screening Featuring WMG’s Sarah Montana
April 13, 2021 Cry from Laughter! Annabelle Gurwitch in Conversation with Sandra Tsing Loh
April 07, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Julie Blattberg
March 31, 2021 "You Don't Have to Read the Book" Book Club: Mango and Peppercorns
March 17, 2021 "You Don't Have to Read the Book" Book Club: Come Hope or High Water
March 10, 2021 Annual Business Meeting
February 26, 2021 New Member Social with WMG Co-President Kathy Sandler
February 25, 2021 "You Don't Have to Read the Book" Book Club: Bookish Broads
January 27, 2021 New Year Networking Ball (Rescheduled)
January 14, 2021 "You Don't Have to Read the Book" Book Club: Listful Living
January 06, 2021 New Year Networking Ball
December 10, 2020 "You Don't Have to Read the Book" Book Club: Sophie Last Seen
December 08, 2020 Forging Powerful Connections in the Virtual World with Annie Meisels
December 02, 2020 New Member Social with WMG Co-Presidents
November 11, 2020 Virtual Happy Hour with Bay Area Women in Publishing
October 14, 2020 How to Become Photogenic
October 08, 2020 Is There Still Sex in the City?
October 01, 2020 Resume Refresh
September 23, 2020 Stories of Successful Career Pivoters
September 15, 2020 Secrets Beyond Your Plate for Health and Happiness
August 26, 2020 Bourbon Night with Jill Sansone
August 20, 2020 Literary Trivia with Kelly Costigan & Susan Knopf
August 19, 2020 Supporting #BLM in Business with Stacey Staaterman
August 19, 2020 How to Write Persuasively with Trish Hall & Lydia Denworth
August 10, 2020 Media Technology with Kathy Sandler
August 07, 2020 Audio Entertainment with Heather Alexander
August 05, 2020 Children's Books with Nevin Mays
July 29, 2020 Ghosts & Other Writing Ghouls with Candi Cross
July 28, 2020 Own Your Worth Session 2
July 23, 2020 Travel with Paula Rizzo
July 22, 2020 Catchall/Anything with Julie Blattberg
July 17, 2020 Uncanny Valley Book Club with Cara Bedick
July 16, 2020 Book to Film/Screen with Charlie Schroder
July 15, 2020 Publishing Entrepreneurship with Janna Morishima
July 14, 2020 Own Your Worth Session 1
July 09, 2020 Networking Through Play with Sally Ekus
July 07, 2020 Live In Your P.O.W.E.R.® - 5 Keys to Inner Peace & Increased Productivity
June 24, 2020 Do and Dream Wednesdays with Networking Expert Kelly Hoey
June 17, 2020 Do and Dream Wednesdays with Networking Expert Kelly Hoey
June 10, 2020 Do and Dream Wednesdays with Networking Expert Kelly Hoey
June 03, 2020 Do and Dream Wednesdays with Networking Expert Kelly Hoey
May 26, 2020 Tavia Kowalchuk's Virtual Visit
May 17, 2020 Suzanne Kingsbury's Virtual Visit
May 14, 2020 Julie Blattberg's Virtual Visit
May 14, 2020 Tricia Brouk’s The Art of the Big Talk
May 12, 2020 Charlie Schroder's Virtual Visit
May 11, 2020 Brianna Yamashita's Virtual Visit
May 06, 2020 Rachel Barry's Virtual Visit
May 04, 2020 Stacy Grossman's Virtual Visit
May 04, 2020 Kathy Sandler's Virtual Visit
April 15, 2020 Creating the New Normal: Powering a Productive Mindset and Purposeful Actions
April 08, 2020 Crisis Leadership: Creating Adaptive Strategies in Times of Disruption—Webinar
April 07, 2020 Rx for Leading During Difficult Times—Webinar
March 24, 2020 WMG Annual Business Luncheon 2020
February 11, 2020 Let's Get Social!
December 02, 2019 Holiday Party
November 12, 2019 How to Sell Your Product, Your Brand, or Yourself on Linkedin
October 24, 2019 Wine + Cheese + Women Who Lead
October 04, 2019 Himalayan Happy Hour!
September 10, 2019 Screening: Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
August 06, 2019 Summer Social 2019
June 12, 2019 Rise-Up Roulette: Speed Coaching for Happiness and Profit (Personally and Professionally!)
May 15, 2019 Women's Media Group (WMG) FUNdraiser: Women Authors of Comedy Night
April 11, 2019 BEYOND THE BOOK: How Authors, Publishers and Agents are Developing New Revenue Streams
March 25, 2019 WMG's 2019 New Member & Annual Business Luncheon!
February 06, 2019 Talks@WMG: Jill Abramson in conversation with Lesley Stahl
January 24, 2019 WMG Master Class: Conquer Your Inner Critic, Stop Making Excuses, and Make It Happen! A Plan for the New You.
December 03, 2018 WMG Holiday Party
November 12, 2018 WMG Master Class: How to Join the Resistance
November 07, 2018 Talks@WMG: Gretchen Rubin in conversation with Jenny Blake
October 10, 2018 WMG Special Event: Rise Up Roulette
September 12, 2018 Talks@WMG: Leveraging Trends in Audiobook Publishing
June 14, 2018 Talks@WMG: The Power of Influencer Marketing
June 05, 2018 PRODUCE LIKE A PRO: How to create compelling videos & content that turn followers into fans and clients
May 11, 2018 Why Every Author Needs a TEDx Talk...and What It Takes to Get One
April 19, 2018 WMG's New Member & Annual Business Luncheon
February 26, 2018 CEO of Cookit Media on How Influencers Build their Brand and How You and Your Clients Can Too
February 06, 2018 WMG Winter Luncheon: What men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together

Member Talks

We are pleased to introduce Member Talks. Member Talks are an opportunity for any WMG member to contribute to the professional development, enjoyment and personal interactions of WMG members. 

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