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Closing the Gender Gap with Joanne Lipman & Refinery29's Lindsey Stanberry

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Former USA Today Editor-in-Chief Joanne Lipman in conversation with Refinery29's Lindsey Stanberry. *free manicures available on-site*

Join us as Joanne discusses her new book THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together ( with Refinery29’s Work & Money Director, Lindsey Stanberry. THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID stays away from man shaming and instead focuses on how men and women can support each other. Joanne draws upon her own journey to the top of the male-dominated media industry, illuminating anecdotes, and data from the most recent studies to show why empowering women as true equals should be an essential goal for all genders—and offers a roadmap for getting there. Joanne suggests solutions for unconscious bias, the pay and promotion gap, “mansplaining,” and much more.

Joanne is one of the nation's leading journalists. Until recently she was Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising of the flagship publication, plus 109 local newspapers including the Detroit Free Press, the Des Moines Register, and the Arizona Republic.

Attendance is free, hors-d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. FreshCoat ( will provide on-site manicures before and after the event. Limited to the first 80 RSVPs.


6:00-6:30 PM: Doors open — networking with drinks, hors-d'oeuvres, and manicures
6:30-7:30 PM: #ScribdChat with Joanne Lipman & Lindsey Stanberry
7:30-8:00 PM: Networking, manicures, and departure

“It’s great we are talking the talk but Joanne Lipman’s cutting edge research and razor sharp advice will help men and women alike start walking the walk (toward a more equitable workplace).” — Katie Couric

“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 reading—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

“At last! That’s What She Said is so timely—and so needed. It’s the ultimate guide for women (and men) who are determined to close the gender gap.” — Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest

As Work & Money Director at Refinery 29, Lindsey Stanberry provides millennial women with the smart, entertaining financial and career advice they deserve. She developed her passion for these topics after her story How I Saved $100,000 To Buy An Apartment received a massive response from R29 readers. In 2015, she became Refinery29's first Work & Money editor, covering everything from retirement funds to paid family leave and beyond.

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