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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. 

Upcoming Events

    • July 27, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Tuesday, July 27th, 6:00-7:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members only


    Have you missed the exchange of ideas, industry information, pop culture recommendations, random conversations about topical events, and general camaraderie that used to happen in the “before times” at the water cooler, in front of the restroom sink, and in the lively chatter before the start of a WMG event? As we optimistically look forward to more in-person communication, we could all use a little TLC, so come Talk, Listen, and Connect! Join WMG board member Jennifer Perry for an hour of chit-chat about whatever you want to discuss the day we meet, with an emphasis on current media events and media buzz. Maybe it’s the virtual nature of book fairs or the newest best sellers or the rise of TikTok as a marketing platform for books. Or perhaps you've been following how media companies are responding in different ways to the need to increase diverse voices. Or you can't wait to share thoughts about book-based TV series. Jennifer will have a short list of suggested topics to jumpstart the meet-up, and welcomes and encourages your ideas, too. jennifer's area of special interest is Publishing, but members from all areas of media are very encouraged to attend. No homework necessary: just a willingness to share ideas and opinions about anything you’d like to discuss with a group. Our very own WMG brand of TLC!


    About Jennifer

    WMG Board member Jennifer Perry is focused on reaching all kids and families with meaningful literacy opportunities. She has created educational resources as a publisher, museum educator, Sesame Street brand ambassador, and consultant for child-focused media companies and non-profits. Currently, she is Director of Audiobooks at Barnes & Noble. She is a frequent speaker on ways to reach and teach kids with effective, engaging, and empowering digital experiences.

    • August 04, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Wednesday, August 4th, 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members & non-members


    The bestselling author of American Housewife and Southern Lady Code returns with a viciously funny, deeply felt collection of essays on friendship among grown-ass women. Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light reads like the best cocktail party of your life. Plan to join us on August 4, as we gather (virtually) with Helen Ellis for a  happy hour filled with questions, conversation and likely, more than a few laughs. 


    Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light is twelve gloriously comic and moving essays! Helen dishes on married middle-age sex, sobs with a theater full of women as a psychic exorcises their sorrows, gets twenty shots of stomach bile to the neck to get rid of her double chin, and gathers up the courage to ask, “Are you there, Menopause? It’s Me, Helen.”


    Kirkus calls it “Darkly hilarious” and Martha Steward Living says it’s “an uproarious joyride, best enjoyed with a souvenir cup of white wine”. Come find out for yourself on August 4 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm Eastern at this Zoom event moderated by WMG board member, Kelly Hoey.


    The WMG Programming Committee is thrilled to be collaborating with Shakespeare & Co. for this Happy Hour with Helen. Purchase your copy of Bring Your Baggage and Don’t Pack Light here


    About the Author

    Helen Ellis is the author of Southern Lady Code, American Housewife and Eating the Cheshire Cat. Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @HelenEllisAuthor.




    About the Moderator

    Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World. Raised in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Kelly has called NYC home since 1998. You can find her on Twitter @jkhoey and Instagram @jkellyhoey.




    About Shakespeare & Co

    Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. Its store at 939 Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Hunter College campus, has been a staple on the Upper East Side for over 20 years. Shakespeare & Co second location in New York is at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and they also are located at 1632 Walnut Street (between South 16th and South 17th Streets) in downtown Philadelphia.

    • September 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Wednesday, September 15th, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members and non-members


    According to Forbes, influencer marketing spend is projected to hit $15 billion in 2022 a rise from $8 billion in 2019.

     

    Influencers are reaching more consumers than ever. Importantly, influencers have credibility with their followers and are successfully building awareness & sales for brand and retail partners.

     

    Why are marketers so excited about influencer marketing? Because influencers are successfully driving action both online and increasing foot traffic in-store.

     

    During this 1 hour webinar, you'll learn:

     

    • How to effectively leverage influencers to drive impact for your brand/business.

    • A how-to guide to ensure influencer marketing campaign success.

    • How to Measure Campaign Success & deliver ROI.


    About the Speaker:

    WMG member Aliza Freud is the founder & CEO of SheSpeaks and award-winning influencer marketing company that works with some of the world's most respected brands. Aliza is also the host of top rated podcast, SheSpeaks: How She Does It which is dedicated to telling women's stories.

    • September 23, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Thursday, September 23rd, 7:00-8:00 p.m. ET

    Free for WMG members & non-members


    Writer and editor Michelle Burford has co-authored ten memoirs and six New York Times best sellers (three of which debuted at #1) including Just As I Am written with legendary actress Cicely Tyson (who tragically passed away on January 28, 2021, two days following publication of her memoir). Michelle’s celebrity collaborations also include books with Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton and Simone Biles (to name just a few) - plus there are more in the pipeline (this past summer Michelle was working on no less than three memoirs). Her extraordinary ability to deliver dazzling life stories under tight deadlines is just one of Michelle’s many strengths as an author and editor.


    The Oprah Magazine calls Just As I Am an “essential, passionate, raw, revelatory account of a woman who refused to allow any obstacle to thwart her quest for excellence—racism, misogyny, poverty, single motherhood—and today stands as one of the greatest actresses of all time.”


    The New York Times book review of Just As I Am noted “A throng of admirers has been eager to hear whatever she [Cicely Tyson] wants to tell. [Michelle] Burford, a sensitive listener, has organized 96 years’ worth of stories with grace. Right about now, the autobiography of Miss Cicely Tyson is a balm for the afflicted.”


    In this WMG conversation with Michelle on September 23, we’ll explore not only the extraordinary careers of her memoir collaborators but Michelle’s own career story: how her writing career started, why she’s passionate about book collaborations and her secret to getting things done. 


    The WMG Programming Committee is thrilled to partner with Shakespeare & Co. for this conversation with Michelle. Purchase your copy of Michelle’s book Just As I Am.


    About Michelle Burford

    Michelle Burford is a #1 NYT bestselling collaborative writer and a founding editor of Oprah Magazine. Michelle has written memoirs for iconic actress Cicely Tyson, whose memoir debuted at #1 on the New York Times' list; singer Alicia Keys; Olympic champions Simone Biles and Gabrielle Douglas, singer Toni Braxton, "Dancing With the Stars" sensation Amy Purdy, "Orange Is the New Black" actress Diane Guerrero, and Cleveland survivor Michelle Knight, the first young woman kidnapped and brutalized by Ariel Castro. She has co-authored 10 books and six NYT best sellers. More about Michelle: michelleburford.com.


    About the Moderator: 

    Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network: Forging Powerful Relationships In A Hyper-Connected World (her first book, though she is bravely embarking on her second).  More about Kelly: jkellyhoey.co.




    About Shakespeare & Co

    Shakespeare & Co. is an iconic Manhattan bookstore founded in 1983. Its store at 939 Lexington Avenue, adjacent to the Hunter College campus, has been a staple on the Upper East Side for over 20 years. Shakespeare & Co second location in New York is at 2020 Broadway (between 69th and 70th Streets) and they also are located at 1632 Walnut Street (between South 16th and South 17th Streets) in downtown Philadelphia.

Past events

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

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