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MPL Presents: “Closing The Gender Gap” w/ Joanne Lipman in Conversation with Edward Felsenthal


Montclair, NJ - On Sunday, February 25th, 2018, Joanne Lipman, former Chief Con- tent Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, will dis- cuss her new book That’s What She Said: What Men Need To Know (and Women Need To Tell Them) About Working Together with TIME Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Felsenthal.

The national dialogue around sexual harassment is a watershed moment for our time. Now comes the next step: men and women working together to solve the problem. If this moment has taught us one thing, it is that this isn't a female problem. It’s also a male problem. That’s What She Said is a clarion call by veteran journalist Joanne Lipman for how men can join the conversation to close the gender gap - including steps they can take right now, alongside women, to move toward a solution. Lipman goes beyond the current focus on sexual harassment to examine the broader culture.

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“Lipman, editor-in-chief of USA Today, makes a bold statement with this important book examining biases favoring men in business....This book goes a step further than Sheryl Sand berg‘s best-selling Lean In and challenges both men and women to examine their own prejudices and actively reshape work cultures to be more welcoming to women.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

     Ms. Lipman was until December, 2017 the Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK. She began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor – the first woman to attain that post—and supervising cover- age that won three Pulitzer Prizes. She was founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine and, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards
Joining her in conversation will be Edward Felsenthal, the editor-in-chief of TIME Magazine.

Previously, Edward was a former editor at The Wall Street Journal, serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he guided the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes, and was one of the founding editors of The
  Daily Beast. Edward is a resident of Montclair.
Watchung Booksellers will have the book available for purchase and signing at the end of the event.
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Joanne Lipman was until December, 2017 the Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship publication plus 109 local news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, Cincinnati Enquirer, Arizona Republic, and Des Moines Register.
Lipman began her career as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to deputy managing editor – the first woman to attain that post—and supervising coverage that won three Pulitzer Prizes. While at the Journal, she created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal and oversaw creation of the paper’s Sat- urday edition. She subsequently was founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine and port-, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.
Lipman is a frequent public speaker and has appeared as a commentator on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, PBS and other networks. Her work has been published by outlets including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review. She is co-author, with Melanie Kupchynsky, of the acclaimed music memoir “Strings Attached.”
A winner of the Matrix Award for women in communications, Lipman is also a member of the Yale Uni- versity Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an International Media Leader for the World Economic Forum as well as a member of the Knight Foundation Commission on Truth, Media and Democ- racy. She sits on boards including Spirited Media, the World Editors Forum, Yale Daily News and the advisory boards of and the Yale School of Music. She and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two children.
About the Book
There will be no man shaming in That’s What She Said. Instead Joanne Lipman shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for women and men—and offers a roadmap for getting there. A recent Harvard study found that corporate “diversity training” has actually made the gender gap worse— in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender gap is up to them: they need to speak up, to be more confident, to demand to be paid what they’re worth. They discuss these issues amongst themselves all the time. What they don’t do is talk to men about it.
It’s time to end that disconnect. Despite good intentions, men often lack the tools they need, leading to fumbles, missteps, frustration and misunderstanding that continue to inflict real and lasting damage on women's careers. That's What She Said solves for that dilemma. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, data from the most recent studies, and stories from Joanne Lipman’s own journey to the top of a male-domi- nated industry, it shows how we can win by reaching across the gender divide. That’s What She
Said shows why empowering women as true equals is an essential goal for women and men—and offers a roadmap for getting there.
“Insightful and timely. The points Joanne Lipman makes in That’s What She Said are
right on target for today’s new workplace. It will resonate whether you’re male or female, young or old, manager or managed, a long-term employee or just starting your career.”
—Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation
“Attention, good guys: if you want to advocate for women but don’t want to be villainized, this book is for you. It’s a rare guide on championing gender equality that you’ll actually enjoy read ing—and it’s full of strategies for improving your workplace.”
— Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg
 Edward Felsenthal became the newest Editor-In-Chief of Time Magazine in October, 2017. His previ- ous role was Group Digital Director of News and Lifestyle at Time Inc., and the Editor of Time Digital. In this role, he lee digital content and growth across a dozen brands, including Time, Money, Health, Real
  Simple, Southern Living, Travel & Leisure and Food & Wine.
Edward joined Time in April 2013, and led a major expansion of Time’s digital footprint, including the establishment of a 24/7 newsroom and video operation. Edward began his career at The Wall Street Jour- nal, overseeing its lifestyle sections, and serving as the founding editor of Personal Journal, where he guided the paper to two Pulitzer Prizes and later on at the Journal’s Washington bureau, he covered the U.S. Supreme Court and the politics of scandal.
In 2008, he co-founded The Daily Beast as its Executive Editor, a role in which he built and managed a digital newsroom that grew from a startup to a nationally known brand with millions of monthly unique users. A native of Memphis, Edward graduated from Princeton University. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts. He is admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia and Tennessee.
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Montclair Public Library & its Foundation present this series of live, interactive conversations featuring top authors and thinkers on the important issues of our time. The series is curated by Montclair Public Library and its foundation board members. The talks are open to the public and always free, thanks to the generosity of funders and the speakers who donate their time. The series has tapped into the enor- mous pool of talented writers and influential thinkers living in or near Montclair. Luminaries like Maureen Dowd, Christina Baker Kline, Frank Bruni, Dale Russakoff, Anna Quindlen, Charles Blow, Alan Cumming, and Jonathan Alter have all taken part in inspiring conversations at MPL. Open Book / Open Mind Conversations take place at Montclair Public Library and larger, local satellite venues. To find out more, please visit
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