Fireside Chat with Joanne Lipman

Join NYWICI for a fireside chat with past Matrix honoree Joanne Lipman and People Editor-in-Chief Wendy Naugle. Joanne Lipman is a pioneering journalist and the author of the No. 1 bestseller THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together and NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, USA Today Network, Conde Nast Portfolio, and The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes. She is also an on-air CNBC contributor and Yale University journalism lecturer. Wendy oversees People magazine and is responsible for editorial content, strategy, and brand extensions. This personal and interactive discussion with Joanne and Wendy will allow the attendees to gain insight into their personal stories on current topics affecting women today.




  • 5:30 – 6:00pm Networking Reception
  • 6:05 – 6:40pm Fireside Chat with Joanne Lipman, moderated by Wendy Naugle
  • 6:40 -7:00pm Book Signing, More Networking

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2023

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm EDT
Location: Dotdash Meredith Lobby (Directions below)
225 Liberty Street
New York, New York

*Proceeds from the event will ensure that NYWICI can continue to bring our community thoughtful and impactful programs featuring the very best of our industry


The first 10 attendees to arrive at the Dotdash Meredith Lobby will receive a FREE book!

You can purchase Next!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work here today!

Directions on how to locate the Dotdash Meredith Lobby:

  • 225 Liberty St, New York, NY, 10218 is the address but for GPS purposes please use 398 South End Avenue, New York, NY, 10218. This will lead you to the South End Ave Circle, right outside the entrance (There is currently a scaffolding around the entrance). Once you enter the building proceed to the left of security and up the escalator. At the top of the escalator proceed to the right where you will find the Dotdash Meredith Lobby.

Please note, the Dotdash Meredith Lobby asks that all guests entering the space fill out the questionnaire ahead of time. This event space requires you to be vaccinated.


Joanne Lipman is a pioneering journalist and the author of the No. 1 bestseller THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men and Women Need to Know About Working Together and NEXT! The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work. She has served as Editor-in-Chief of USA Today, USA Today Network, Conde Nast Portfolio, and The Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Journal, leading those organizations to six Pulitzer Prizes. She is also an on-air CNBC contributor and Yale University journalism lecturer.

Previously, Lipman was Chief Content Officer of Gannett, where she was Editor-in-Chief of its USA Today and the USA Today Network, encompassing the flagship publication plus 109 metro newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, the Des Moines Register, and the Arizona Republic. In that role, she oversaw more than 3,000 journalists and led the organization to three Pulitzer prizes.

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 there she created Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and oversaw creation of the Saturday edition. She subsequently was founding editor-in-chief of Conde Nast Portfolio magazine, which won Loeb and National Magazine Awards.

Lipman’s work has been published in numerous outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Time, Fortune, Newsweek and the Harvard Business Review. She has appeared as a television commentator on ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, and PBS, among others. She is a frequent public speaker, with engagements including the World Economic Forum in Davos, the United Nations, the Aspen Ideas Festival, TEDx, the International Lean In conference, the Federal Reserve Board, and the Milken Institute Global conference, and has worked with numerous companies on issues of gender equity, diversity and inclusion. She also is co-author, with Melanie Kupchynsky, of the acclaimed music memoir “Strings Attached.”

A winner of the Matrix Award for women in communications, Lipman was the inaugural Distinguished Journalism Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. She has served or is currently serving on boards including Yale University Council; the World Editors Forum; the Knight Commission on Trust, Media and Democracy; the Yale Daily News; Spirited Media; the Yale Alumni Magazine (chair); the Knights chamber orchestra, and the advisory boards of,, The Wire China, and the Yale School of Music. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She and her husband live in New York City and are the parents of two adult children.


Wendy Naugle is the Editor in Chief of PEOPLE, one of the world’s most successful entertainment brands and magazines. She joined the brand as Deputy Editor in July 2019, where she helped oversee some of the brand’s largest franchises including Sexiest Man Alive, the Beautiful Issue, 100 Reasons to Love America, and PEOPLE of the Year. She was appointed Editor in Chief of PEOPLE in September 2022. Helming a brand that reaches over 118 million people, Naugle oversees the core magazine and is responsible for editorial content, strategy and brand extensions.

Since her appointment Naugle has pioneered a refresh of Beyond The Scale, formerly known as Half Their Size, evolving the franchise to emphasize non scale victories and more holistic transformations. She has expanded coverage in the mental health space with a new campaign titled Let’s Talk About It, a year-long initiative to encourage readers to have vital conversations about their mental health. Along with highlighting stories of ordinary people and celebrities who have dealt with mental illness, the campaign provides information on where to get help and how to offer support to others.

Her contributions to the brand have garnered extensive media coverage and recognition, appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show, TODAY, The Talk, Access Hollywood and more.

Prior to joining PEOPLE, Naugle was executive editor at Glamour, leading editorial content and its Women of the Year Awards and Women of the Year Summit. Her stories on subjects ranging from breast implants to health insurance to reproductive rights won two National Magazine Awards for Personal Service and a National Press Club Consumer Journalism Award, among other honors. She currently resides in Tarrytown with her husband, Tex, and two children, Grady and Addison.


Bestselling author Joanne Lipman (That’s What She Said) delivers a timely and essential book on how to change your life, your career, or your business, and find your purpose. Backed by the latest scientific research, and hundreds of interviews, NEXT!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work is an inspiring guide to personal and professional transitions.

NEXT! is brilliant. It’s an invaluable handbook to help you climb out of that lifestyle, or job rut, or make the jump to a second or third career, or take a big breath and reach for the stars.”—James Patterson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of ALONG CAME A SPIDER

“Whether you’re looking to transform your career, your business or your life, Joanne Lipman is here to prove you can get there from here. Packed with real-life stories and the latest research, NEXT! is the book everyone needs right now—inspiration to embrace change and a push to take control of your future.”

—Katie Couric, #1 New York Times bestselling author of GOING THERE

“Success and well-being depend on learning to anticipate and ride waves of change instead of being knocked over by them. As a journalist and leader, Joanne Lipman has spent much of her career honing that skill, and her engaging book is filled with useful ideas for rethinking your next steps.” —Adam Grant, #1 New York Times bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast Re: Thinking

“A pragmatic guide on how to take control of one’s career. . . . This enthusiastic program will be a comfort to those who feel stuck in their jobs.”—Publishers Weekly

“Practical and approachable. . . . A useful package for anyone thinking about the next step in their life.”—Kirkus

The profound disruptions of recent years have sparked a collective reckoning. We reprioritized our lives and reordered how we envisioned the future. Businesses were forced to pivot, while leaders scrambled to rethink their roles. It was an unprecedented global reset. But in truth, almost everyone goes through this kind of reappraisal at least once in their life—and probably more often than that. Whatever the catalyst, it prompts in us the urgent need to pivot, to ask the question: What’s next, and how do I get there?

In NEXT!: The Power of Reinvention in Life and Work (Mariner, March 21, 2023), bestselling author and journalist Joanne Lipman distills hundreds of personal interviews along with the latest scientific research to answer just this question. Through irresistible storytelling, she takes us inside successful career reinventions (ad executive to bestselling novelist; stay-at-home mom to CEO) and astonishing business transformations (wait ‘til you hear what Play-doh and Viagra have in common). From the laboratories of neuroscientists to the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies, to the frontlines of the social justice movement, she explores how and why these transformations succeed.

At its heart, NEXT! offers a thrilling argument: that by harnessing the science and understanding the process, we can better understand how to reinvent that new career, change the direction of our lives, or inspire innovation in our organizations. It provides a toolkit that shows how to make meaningful transitions—large or small—and to figure out for ourselves what’s Next!