Cocktails & Conversations: ‘That’s What She Said’ with Joanne Lipman

February 12, 2018


In this hot-button era of sexual assault allegations and #MeToo support, women's voices are ringing loud and clear. Men are listening, but what should they be saying and doing?

According to a 2018 study conducted by the Geena Davis institute and J. Walter Thompson, gender bias in advertising is almost as prevalent today as it was twelve years ago. The study analyzed more than 2,000 English language advertisements using the Geena Davis-Inclusion Quotient(GD-IQ), a machine-learning tool developed in partnership with Google and USA Viterbi School of Engineering, provides real time data analytics on gender and diversity using video and audio recognition software. The results of these measurements provides significant data on the unconscious bias that exist in the media.

In her new book out this week, That’s What She Said, What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together, Joanne Lipman, former USA Today Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer of Gannett reveals how men can join with women to close the gender gap and create dynamic work environments that benefit us all.

Join us for an illuminating and engaging evening with Lipman, a former Matrix Winner, interviewed by Betsy Morgan, Executive in Residence at LionTree LLC, as they discuss the topic on the minds of all women and now, most men. Lipman will share stories of her own journey through male-dominated newsrooms and board rooms as well as her strategy for achieving true gender parity at work.

Date: February 12, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Meredith (formerly Time Inc.), 225 Liberty St.(b/w the West Side Hwy. and Vesey St.) 


Joanne Lipman is the former Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor in Chief USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Arizona Republic. Ms. Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor, creating Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervising coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. New York Times media columnist David Carr described her as the Journal's "innovator-in-chief." She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and, which won National Magazine and Loeb Awards.  She is a frequent television commentator, seen on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and CBS, among others, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review.  She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached


Betsy Morgan
Executive in Residence
LionTree LLC

Betsy Morgan is with LionTree, an advisory firm focused on technology and media.  She is the former CEO of TheBlaze, an early multi-platform news and entertainment business and a pioneer in the OTT space.  She was the first CEO of The Huffington Post, which was successfully sold to Aol in 2011.  Her early career was spent at CBS and CBS News where she held senior positions overseeing television and digital products.  Her current boards include NASDAQ-listed CommerceHub and TheStreet as well as the privately held Trusted Media Brands and theSkimm.  


Date: February 12, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Meredith (formerly Time Inc.), 225 Liberty St. b/w the West Side Highway and Hudson River 

Student Member: $20
Student Non-Member: $25
Young Professional Member: $30
Young Professional Non-Member: $35
Professional Member: $40
Professional Non-Member: $60