Monday, October 18, 2010
Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY
Registration and Expo open
Welcome by Lesley Jane Seymour and Lee Woodruff
Morning Keynote: Christiane Amanpour, interviewed by Lynn Sherr
Second Acts Master Class with panel members
Personal Reinvention with Rita Cosby, interviewed
Health/Fitness Master Class with Dr. Pamela Peeke
Relationship Reinvention with Laurie Puhn, interviewed by Judy Coyne
Beauty Workshop with Tim Quinn, Dr. Debra Jaliman,
Break/Expo open/Book signings
Luncheon/Welcome with More Publisher Christine Guilfoyle
Luncheon Keynote: Anna Quindlen, interviewed by Lee Woodruff
Break/Expo open/Book signing
Writers Workshop with Deborah Siegel, Barbara Jones
Career Reinvention with Pamela Mitchell
Women on the Job panel with
Closing Session: Hot Flash Havoc: Sex after 35 medical panel with Dr. Alan Altman, Dr. Pamela Peeke, Dr. Pat Allen, and Susan Wysocki, NP; moderated by Dr. Gail Saltz
Conference close, raffles and prizes with Lesley Jane Seymour
Schedule as of 9/23/10
Check back for updates and changes.
|*Speakers and schedule are subject to change.|
Lesley Jane Seymour
Lesley Jane Seymour was named
editor-in-chief of More magazine in
January of 2008 where she led
the magazine to a 2009 National
Magazine Award nomination for
Personal Service for a piece entitled
"The Endangered Uterus." Prior
to joining Meredith Corporation,
Seymour served as the editor-in-chief of Marie Claire, where
she spearheaded the magazine's
signature cause-related programs,
including Time to Talk Day, which
raised awareness for domestic
violence and the One World/One
Wish campaign for the international
relief organization Save the
Prior to that, Seymour was editor-in-chief of Redbook, where she repositioned the magazine, developed new editorial programs and features and guided the title to a National Magazine Award nomination for Personal Service for its comprehensive Breast Cancer Medbook. Seymour's editorial experience also encompasses serving as the editor-in-chief of YM, beauty director of Glamour and contributing editor for Vogue. Additionally, Seymour is the author of two books: On the Edge: Images from 100 Years of Vogue and I Wish My Parents Understood.
Founder of the
Pat Allen, Ph.D., best-selling author, speaker, psychotherapist, is an internationally recognized communication and relationship expert and a certified transactional analyst. Her Androgynous Semantic Realignment (A.S.R.) and her patented "WANT® Training" is a proven system of the "influence of language and communication on human beings from embryo to grave." She presents practical insights and easy to use tools and communication skills that can immediately improve and positively impact all relationships — business and personal. Dr. Allen is the author of numerous books, including her longtime best-seller Getting to I Do and her latest book The Truth About Men will Set You Free... But First it'll P*ss You Off! Dr. Allen is a licensed marriage, family, child counselor and member of the National American Marriage, Family Therapists and American Psychological Association, as well as Co-founder and President of the American Depression Association. Some of the corporations and organizations that have hired Dr. Allen and benefited from her presentations include: IBM, Xerox, Colgate Palmolive, Cedars-Sinai Hospital, UCLA Medical Center and the Betty Ford Clinic. Dubbed "The Love Doctor" by Lynn Smith of The Los Angeles Times, Dr. Allen is a sought-after speaker and has been featured in numerous publications. She has also appeared on TV including CNN, Geraldo, Maury Povich, Eye on L A, FOX News, E!, Blind Date, Home Team and various major talk shows.
President, Int’l Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health
Dr. Alan Altman was formerly Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics,
Gynecology and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School,
where he taught medical students, interns and residents, as well as
fellow clinicians at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston.
Dr. Altman is presently a consultative gynecologist advising patients on peri- and post-menopausal issues, hormonal therapy and sexual function and dysfunction. He is also an internationally known lecturer and author of books and textbook chapters. Perimenopause, sexual function and hormonal therapy were the topics covered in his first book, Making Love the Way We Used To...or Better; Secrets to Satisfying Midlife Sexuality. His second, The Betrayal of American Women; Don't Throw Away Those Hormones So Quickly, is due out shortly as an e-book which will be updated regularly on-line.
He was recently elected the President-Elect of ISSWSH (The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health), the premier multidisciplinary, academic and clinical society in the world uniquely focused on female sexual research and therapeutic issues. An important part of his ongoing career has been the education of the lay public on postmenopausal hormonal therapy which his has led to his involvement in the production of a full-length documentary movie on menopause which will be distributed in theatres nationally later this year. Women around the country have found Dr. Altman invaluable as a consultant-by-phone helping them make better choices concerning menopausal health, hormones and sexual issues. He lives in Aspen, CO with his wife of 37 years and bases his consultative practice there.
Anchor of ABC's, "This Week with Christiane Amanpour"
Christiane Amanpour is the incoming anchor of ABC’s Sunday morning political affairs program, “This Week with Christiane Amanpour,” which premieres on August 1, 2010. In addition to her anchoring role, she will provide international analysis of the important issues of the day on ABC News’ other programs and platforms and anchor primetime documentaries on international subjects.
Ms. Amanpour joined ABC from CNN, where she was most recently the network’s Chief International Correspondent and anchor of “Amanpour,” a daily half-hour interview program. Upon becoming an international correspondent for CNN in 1990, her first major assignment was covering the Gulf War. She has since reported on and from the world’s major hotspots including Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Rwanda, the Balkans, and the U.S. during Hurricane Katrina. After 9/11 she was the first international correspondent to secure interviews with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, French President Jacques Chirac, and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. She has also interviewed other world leaders from Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
Ms. Amanpour has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, nine News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, two George Polk Awards, three duPont-Columbia Awards, the Courage in Journalism Award, an Edward R. Murrow award, and eight honorary degrees. In October, 2010 she will be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She was also made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her “highly distinguished, innovative contribution” to the field of journalism. In 1998, the city of Sarajevo named her an honorary citizen for her coverage of the Bosnia war. Ms. Amanpour was born in London and spent part of her childhood in Tehran, Iran. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor of arts in journalism.
To say that Alexandre Chouery is charming is certainly an understatement. With a dynamic personality that matches his creativity and artistic style, Alexandre is the go-to stylist for women who are looking to make a dramatic change in their style. With a French and Lebanese background, Alexandre honed his skills in Paris with training at both the Private Academy of Marcel Lamy and Jacques Dessange. He has since accrued over 15 years experience within the industry, becoming one of the most sought after stylists by celebrities, royalty and fashion influentials. Alexandre joined the Fekkai team in 2006.
With a specialty in client makeovers, Alexandre seeks to provide women with a signature, personalized look that is at the same time unique, glamorous and flattering. After working at the Fekkai Fifth Avenue Salon, Alexandre's following soon earned him a Creative Director title. Shortly after, he was asked to lead the team at the Fekkai Greenwich Salon. Alexandre regularly works with top celebrities like Monica Bellucci, Salma Hayek and Hugh Jackman, influentials like Carla Bruni, Cecilia Sarkozy, the Royal family of Saudi and Qatar and fashion industry notables like Diane von Furstenberg. His expertise has taken him backstage at top fashion shows in both Paris and New York.
TV Host and bestselling author
Rita Cosby is a renowned TV host and veteran correspondent, who anchored highly-rated primetime shows on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. She is currently a special correspondent for the top-rated CBS Syndicated Newsmagazine, Inside Edition. Honors for the three-time Emmy winner include the Matrix Award and the Jack Anderson Award. A recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Lech Walesa Freedom Award, she also hosts the National Memorial Day Parade broadcast to all U.S. military installations around the world. Her first book, Blonde Ambition, was a New York Times bestseller. In May of this year she released the most important story of her life, a book entitled, Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father’s Past, detailing her recent discovery about her estranged father who was a POW saved by American troops. Proceeds go to the USO to help wounded soldiers and their families.
More Executive Editor
Judy Coyne is the executive editor of More. Previously, she was the executive editor at Good Housekeeping for seven years. She also served as editor-in-chief at New Woman magazine and later at women.com, a website that launched the first branded sites for Hearst Magazines. Coyne has also served as executive editor at Glamour magazine, and has been on staff at both Cosmopolitan and Redbook. Before working in magazines, she was a book editor at Putnam and E.P. Dutton. Coyne is a graduate of SUNY Stonybrook where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in English.
Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Debra Jaliman is a world-renowned dermatologist with a private practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Internationally-recognized for her research and work in clinical and cosmetic dermatology, Dr. Jaliman is always at the forefront of the latest skincare news, clinical updates, emerging trends and more.
With a fully-accredited practice, Dr. Jaliman and her trained staff have achieved some of the most incredible transformations in skincare due to her unique treatment approaches and combination therapies. Dr. Jaliman’s patient consultations are never cookie-cutter, as she is a perfectionist when it comes to personalized patient care, skin screenings and treatment. Customized care means better results‚ and over the past 25 years, Dr. Jaliman has saved countless lives by relying on her specialized training, clinical experience and passion for medicine to diagnose and treat both common and rare skin conditions, diseases and cancers.
While her medical expertise is unparalleled, her affinity for beautiful, youthful skin is also evident. She was one of the first physicians to use Botox in her practice in 1991, and her office remains a national training center for Allergen where physicians are guided by Dr. Jaliman for proper injection techniques. According to Dr. Jaliman, the best results are achieved with Botox only when a physician carefully studies the patient’s facial muscles and structure for precise application. One size does not fit all at Dr. Jaliman’s office; each patient requires a different approach, different amount of filler and different placement of the injectable.
Dr. Jaliman has provided dermatological and skincare expertise to several top medical and consumer brands and companies, including Banana Boat, Elizabeth Arden, Noxema, Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation, Philips Norelco, Proctor & Gamble, SmithKlein Beecham and more. She’s also been published in numerous scientific journals and authored the Skin and Hair chapter in the book, “Women's Health for Life.” Dr. Jaliman has appeared as a leading skincare expert for many TV shows, including spots on 20/20, BBC News, CBS News, CNN, Dateline, FOX News, Discovery Channel, Lifetime, NBC News, Oxygen, Primetime and more.
As one of the authoritative sources in dermatology, she is frequently quoted in top national print publications, including Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Fitness, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Lucky, More, Newsweek, O, The Oprah Magazine, Parents, Prevention, Shape, The New York Times, Vogue and more.
Editorial Director, Hyperion Books
Barbara Jones is the editorial director of Hyperion Books and of VOICE,
an imprint that publishes books by and about women. For VOICE, she edits
such bestselling authors as Kelly Corrigan, Chitra Divakaruni, Lauren Groff,
Nina Garcia and Isabel Gillies and forthcoming debut authors such as Hillary
Clinton campaign strategist Patti Solis Doyle and NPR audio diarist Caitlin
Before becoming a book editor in 2008, Jones spent more than 15 years as an editor at magazines such as More, Harper's Magazine, Vogue, and Real Simple. She has published her own writings in many magazines, newspapers and books, including Salon, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Elle, Marie Claire, The Paris Review, Grand Street and in anthologies from Farrar Straus and Giroux and Riverhead Books. She has taught at Yale College and New York University.
Jones has served as a media consultant for the Women Leaders Intercultural Forum, as a delegate to the Global Women's Action Network for Children, and as project director for a new schools leadership team in West Harlem. She lives in Harlem with her husband and their three children.
Novelist, journalist, writing coach, teacher
Life has made Sally Koslow a novelist. Since 2007 she has published With Friends like These; The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, a Target Book Pick, and Little Pink Slips, inspired by her years as a magazine editor, which included being the editor-in-chief of McCall’s and the founding editor of Lifetime. Her fiction has been translated into ten languages, with Ich, Molly Marx, Kürzlich Verstorben a bestseller in Germany. Koslow is currently completing The Wander Years: A Mom’s Public Display of Reflection, an exploration of “adultescents,” people 22-35 leading lives which to many look unconventional. She contributes essays and articles to More, Real Simple and other major magazines and websites including, The Huffington Post, More.com and AARP.com. Koslow teaches at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute, conducts private writing workshops, practices as a personal writing coach and loves how her work-life has evolved. You can reach her at www.sallykoslow.com.
Owner/Designer, Vivify Lighting
Business owner and designer Lynn Macvaugh has built a lamp company upon the inspiration of the word “vivify,” which means to brighten, enliven, give life to. The result is Vivify Lighting.
She founded the company after years of collecting glass pieces with an awareness of the joy they bring to a home. Her harbinger for success was the inheritance of a vintage glass lamp from a beloved aunt that sparked her passion for glass. This appreciation is the sustenance of Vivify Lighting. This gives it life. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, her wholesale business sells to retailers and interior designers. Macvaugh assures that each lamp bears a one-of-a-kind individuality from the point of inception at the hands of master glass blowers until the ultimate showroom destination. Her goal is to create lamps that dazzle with their boldness of color and exquisite shapes.
Macvaugh’s education as a business woman includes earning a Masters of Business Administration from West Virginia University and completing studies as a Certified Financial Planner at Queen’s University in Charlotte. She worked in the corporate world as an operations consultant.
Owner|President of Belle Chevre
Tasia Malakasis is owner and president of Belle Chevre, an award-winning cheese producer located in Elkmont, Alabama. She provides the strategic vision, leadership, and creativity required to ensure the 20-year-old company continues to evolve as one of the country’s most acclaimed artisan creameries.
Malakasis, who built a successful career in high-tech marketing software, traveled a winding road prior to becoming a cheesemaker. Before acquiring Belle Chevre, she served as vice president of global product management and marketing for high-tech software startup PointRoll. After more than a decade on the professional fast track, Malakasis switched gears by enrolling at the Culinary Institute of America in New York. While visiting a store in Manhattan, she picked up a cheese and was stunned to learn that the producer, Belle Chevre, was located in her home state. She was so impressed that she contacted then owner and founder Liz Parnell and asked her to teach her the art of fine cheesemaking. She returned to Alabama to follow her true passion for food to become an apprentice cheesemaker and, acquired Belle Chevre 6 months later in 2007. Although making goat cheese may seem worlds away from the fast-paced life of marketing high-tech software, the similarity is in Malakasis’ passion for what she does. Belle Chevre embodies her love of handcrafted, artisan food and the Southern region where it is produced. Since taking the lead at Belle Chevre in 2007, she has developed several new product lines and revamped the brand with a new graphic identity and marketing program.
Malakasis is a member of The American Cheese Society, The American Dairy Goat Association, Southern Foodways Alliance and Slow Food International. She is a Cum Laude graduate of The University of Alabama, Huntsville where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.
Deputy Personal Finance Editor, WSJ Digital Network
Jennifer Merritt was recently named deputy personal finance editor for the Wall Street Journal Digital Network. She handles a team of personal finance reporters and content online for SmartMoney.com, WSJ.com and works closely with other Dow Jones websites that produce personal finance content and tools. Before moving to this position, Merritt spent nearly three years as careers and management education editor for The Wall Street Journal. In that role she was responsible for creating new print and online features and rankings.
Prior to joining the Journal in October 2007, she served as the special projects editor at Money magazine where she led feature projects including Best Places to Live, Best Places to Retire, Best Jobs, Best Real Estate Markets, and Best Mutual Funds.
Ms. Merritt has also served as the business editor for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida and as a writer and editor at BusinessWeek where she was responsible for management education and business school rankings coverage. She resides in New York with her family.
Career reinvention coach
Former entertainment exec turned certified coach, Pamela Mitchell is founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute, a dynamic organization devoted to individual transformation. She is a popular and in-demand speaker who gives talks to individuals, corporations and industry groups, who are interested in learning fresh strategies for navigating in the midst of change. As the nation's premier career reinvention expert, she has appeared on Today and been profiled and quoted in top media publications including The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, More, Men's Health and Black Enterprise. Her book, The 10 Laws of Career Reinvention: Essential Survival Skills for Any Economy, was published by Dutton in January 2010.
Prior to founding The Reinvention Institute, Mitchell spent nearly 15 years in senior-level positions at high-profile media and entertainment companies, including serving as Vice President of International for Playboy.com and Director of Sales and Marketing for Europe, Latin America, Africa/Middle East for Discovery Channel's consumer products group. Prior to that she spent five years managing international partnerships for the financial information division of Knight-Ridder. Mitchell has a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from the top international business school, Thunderbird. She is a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), the coaching industry's top professional organization.
More Beauty Director
Genevieve Monsma is the Beauty Director of both More magazine and
more.com, where she reports on the latest skin, hair, and makeup news,
filtered through an anti-aging lense. Monsma has been covering the beauty
market for almost 15 years and has written and edited for a wide variety
of audiences. She was previously the Beauty Director at Shape where she
wrote extensively about the evolving “green” beauty world; the Deputy
Beauty Director at Marie Claire where she reported on beauty trends as
well as fitness and nutrition; the founding Beauty Director at CosmoGirl where she helped to grow the Cosmopolitan spin-off, turning the magazine
into one of the ’90s biggest magazine success stories; and the Associate
Beauty Editor at Redbook where she first reported on anti-aging skincare, an
interest that now borders on an obsession.
She has appeared as a beauty expert on NBC's Today, CBS’s The Early Show, MTV and VH1. Monsma, a self-professed mascara junkie, lives in New York City with her husband and seven-year-old son.
Founder/Co-owner, The Occasional Wife
The Occasional Wife is a concept born in Kay Morrison’s kitchen during a morning discussion with her husband. It was one of those days when neither their schedules nor their two young children were cooperating. At that point they realized that their family needed a wife. Morrison’s husband, familiar with many things past and present, stated that what they needed was an Occasional Wife—the title of a short lived 1960s situation comedy about a socially active young executive who wanted to get ahead at his firm but needed a wife to do so. In steps the lovely but naive neighbor from the upstairs fire escape who fills in when needed for the obligatory sixties version of corporate life. The anticipated sitcom hilarity rarely developed but the idea came about there, growing in conversations with neighbors, friends, and co-workers. All seemed to feel the same way; they could use that additional someone to make life a bit simpler. The idea for a consulting firm for life was born.
After 21 years in the hospitality industry, the last eleven as an executive for one of the top hotel chains and seeming to spend most of her time on a plane, Morrison decided to retire from that world. She wanted to start The Occasional Wife concept and build this accompanying consulting firm. Her background in the hospitality industry is in operations, sales and management. It also includes steps along the way in funding and development for a non-profit corporation and the specific rigors of a grassroots political campaign. Through all this Morrison kept her hand in event planning; whether for corporate extravaganzas or weddings and parties for friends and family.
The Occasional Wife is to be the service that helps you in life; whether for that one time major event or someone to assist you and your family in all its aspects. Morrison is the recipient of the 2007 “Innovator of the The Year” award.
Health expert and author of Body for Life for Women
Pamela Peeke MD, MPH, FACP is a nationally recognized expert in nutrition and fitness. She serves as Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health Television, is the host of Discovery's Fit to Live series, based on her latest book, and is the featured physician of the award-winning National Body Challenge series. She is also a Pew Foundation Scholar in nutrition and metabolism and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland. While a senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Peeke's research helped to define the connection between abdominal fat and chronic stress. She is also the The New York Times best-selling author of Fight Fat after Forty and Body for Life for Women.
Dr. Peeke has been recognized by the NIH as one of the country's leading physicians in its Changing Face of Medicine exhibit at the National Library of Medicine and has been named one of America's top physicians by the Consumer's Research Council of America. She was just named One of America's Top Women Doctors by LifeScript, the #1 medical website for women's health. Dr. Peeke is a member of the Maryland Governor's Council on Fitness, is advisor to the Clinton Foundation and Alliance for Healthier Generations, and participates as a board member, consultant and expert to organizations devoted to health and wellness internationally.
Relationship expert and author of Fight Less, Love More
Laurie Puhn is a Harvard-educated lawyer and recognized expert in the
field of couples mediation and conflict resolution with a private practice
in Manhattan. Her empowering, fast and simple mediation approach for keeping relationships strong and healthy is what sets her apart from other
relationship experts. She is the author of the highly-praised new book
"Fight Less, Love More: 5-Minute Conversations to Change Your Relationship
without Blowing Up or Giving In" (Rodale, Oct. 2010) and "Instant
Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life."
Motivational, entertaining and full of strategies that produce immediate results, Puhn's mission is to change the way people communicate with each other so they experience less conflict and greater understanding, appreciation and respect. She participates as the expert guest on many local and national television shows, including Fox & Friends, Weekend Today, 20/20, Good Day New York, and CNN. Her relationship communication advice has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Real Simple, Redbook, Newsday and The New York Times. She is a popular speaker who conducts high-impact relationship-building seminars to audiences nationwide. Visit her at www.lauriepuhn.com
Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling
author. Over the last 30 years, her work has appeared in some of
America's most influential newspapers, many of its best-known
magazines, and she is the first writer ever to have books appear on
the fiction, nonfiction, and self-help New York Times Best Seller lists.
She also writes the prestigious "Last Word" column in Newsweek magazine. A columnist at The New York Times from 1981 to 1994, in
1990 Quindlen became only the third woman in the paper’s history to
write a regular column for its influential Op-Ed page when she began
the nationally syndicated “Public and Private.” A collection of those
columns, Thinking Out Loud, was published by Random House in 1993
and was on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than three
months. In 1992 Quindlen won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
In 1995 Quindlen left the world of newspapers to become a novelist full-time. Quindlen has written several bestselling novels: Object Lessons (1991), One True Thing (1994), Black and Blue (1998), Blessings (2002), made into a television movie starring Mary Tyler Moore, and Rise and Shine (2006). How Reading Changed My Life was released in September 1998 as was One True Thing, a Universal feature film starring Meryl Streep. Black and Blue, which spent six months on The New York Times Best Seller List, was made into a television movie. Ms. Quindlen’s most recent bestseller, Every Last One, was released by Random House in April 2010.
Celebrity Makeup Artist
After training in Milan alongside world-renowned makeup artist Pat McGrath, Tim Quinn joined the Giorgio Armani Beauty team with the launch of the brand in September 2001. His experience as an artist includes work in TV, print and film. Quinn began his career in the beauty industry when he started modeling at the age of 19. “After numerous photo shoots and magazine layouts, he discovered that his true home was behind the camera designing his own individual style” As the U.S. front-man for Giorgio Armani Beauty, Quinn has traveled internationally hosting special events, training and promoting the beauty line.
His words of wisdom have appeared in More, W, Elle, Glamour, Lucky, InStyle, Harper's Bazaar and Cosmopolitan. Quinn has worked backstage at several award shows including the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the ESPYs and been featured numerous times on television programs such as Today, Extra and E! Entertainment. Most recently, he was awarded the title of "Beauty Tsar" at Hollywood Magazine's 2008 Hollywood Style Awards. Quinn has worked with celebrities such as Uma Thurman, January Jones, Glenn Close, Debra Messing, Victoria Beckham, Kim Cattrall, Gwen Stefani, Kate Bosworth, Jordana Brewster and Brooke Shields among many others.
Psychiatrist and author
Psychiatrist, columnist, best-selling author, and television commentator Gail Saltz, M.D., has been called "a voice of wisdom and insight in a world of confusion and contradictions" by Tom Brokaw. Dr. Saltz is a regular mental health, sex, and relationship contributor to Today. In addition, she writes a weekly "Relationship" column for MSNBC.com, is a regular contributor to CNN's Anderson Cooper, Campbell Brown and other CNN news programs.
Gaining a reputation as the "go-to" person on a variety of psychological issues, especially those pertaining to women's emotional well-being, Dr. Saltz has appeared repeatedly on Dateline, ABC's 20/20, The Tyra Banks Show, Fox News, and Larry King Live. She is the author of two children's books, including a New York Times best-seller, on the subject of talking with kids about sex and their bodies, as well as, three adult books, the most recent of which is entitled, The Ripple Effect: How Better Sex Can Make for a Better Life.
Award-winning journalist and author
Award-winning broadcaster and author Lynn Sherr recently left ABC News
after more than thirty years, including more than twenty as a correspondent
with the ABC Newsmagazine 20/20. She has covered a wide range of stories,
specializing in women's issues and social change, as well as investigative
reports. She has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, two
American Women in Radio and Television Commendation awards, a
Gracie Award, and, among other honors, a George Foster Peabody Award.
Prior to her assignment at 20/20, Sherr was a national correspondent for ABC NEWS, where she was also part of the network’s political team for every election cycle through 2000. Sherr reported on the NASA space shuttle program from its inception in 1981 through the Challenger explosion in 1986.
Sherr is the author of her memoir, Outside the Box: My Unscripted Life of Love, Loss and Television News, published in September 2006 and the biography, Failure Is Impossible: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words. Her bestselling books include Tall Blondes, a perceptive and highly praised look at one of wildlife's most endearing but little-understood animals—giraffes, and America the Beautiful: The Stirring True Story Behind Our Nation’s Favorite Song. She also conceived and co-edited Peter Jennings: A Reporter’s Life, which was published in 2007. She has also published articles in The New York Times, Town & Country, Reader’s Digest, Mademoiselle, House and Garden, and More.
Today Sherr is a Contributing Editor at More Magazine, a regular writer for Town & Country Magazine, online at The Daily Beast and at PBS’ Worldfocus, on morning radio as a frequent co-host of PRI’s The Takeaway, and in print at numerous magazines. She is a Commissioner on the New York City Commission on Women’s Issues. She is also a member of the selection committee for the John Chancellor Awards. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, where she served as a trustee.
Founding Partner, She Writes
Deborah Siegel Founding Partner/Director of Content and Community at She Writes (www.shewrites.com), is the author of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild, co-editor of the literary anthology Only Child, and founder of the blog Girl w/Pen (girlwpen.com). Her writings have appeared in venues including The Washington Post, The Guardian, Slate’s The Big Money, The Huffington Post, The American Prospect, More, Psychology Today, and Recessionwire. Siegel has lead myriad workshops and consulted with individuals, organizations, and companies seeking to expand their public platform through books, new media, and blogs. A member of the Women’s Media Center, a Fellow at the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, and a Board Member of the Council on Contemporary Families, she is a frequent media commentator and lectures at campuses and conferences nationwide. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, graphic designer Marco Acevedo, and their twins.
VP Human Resources,
Beverly Tarulli is VP of Human Resources for PepsiCo, located in Purchase, NY. She joined PepsiCo four years ago, as VP of Organization & Leadership Development. Prior to that, Tarulli was an Associate Partner at Accenture in the company's Human Performance practice. She began her career as an HR Effectiveness and Development Manager at BellSouth in Atlanta. During her career, Tarulli has helped organizations improve their talent practices and organizational effectiveness by developing employee selection systems, training and employee development programs, performance evaluation tools, as well as leadership development and coaching programs. She is also an expert in redesigning organizations, culture change and change management for large scale initiatives. Tarulli has a long interest in women's progression at work. She currently serves as the HR sponsor for PepsiCo's Women's Inclusion Network, where she sets the strategy for activities to improve the retention, engagement and promotion of women. Tarulli holds a B.A. from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from The University of Akron. She is an active volunteer
with Franklin & Marshall College, having served as President of the Alumni Association and on the
Board of Trustees.
Jody Thompson, along with her partner Cali Ressler, is the Founder of CultureRx and co-creator of the Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE). Her first book, Why Work Sucks and How to Fix it, was named “The Year’s Best Book on Work-Life Balance” by BusinessWeek. She has been featured on the covers of BusinessWeek, Workforce Management Magazine, HR Magazine, Hybrid Mom Magazine, as well as in the New York Times, TIME Magazine, USA Today, and on Good Morning America, CNBC and CNN. Thompson is also a nationally recognized keynote speaker and has presented to numerous Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations.
Thompson and her partner Ressier created ROWE based on the belief that the traditional solution of flexible schedules is not the answer to managing life’s many twists and turns. Bottom line? Work sucks. So they’re on a mission to fix it. Today, both women are leading a global movement to forever change the way we work and live.
Director of Laser
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Heidi A. Waldorf, MD is Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is a respected expert in the field of dermatology, including skin rejuvenation and laser technology, as well as skin cancer prevention and treatment. After graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University, Dr. Waldorf received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. After completing her internship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and residency in the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Waldorf completed a fellowship program in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.
Her work on general dermatology and laser and dermatologic surgery has been published in professional journals and books. Dr. Waldorf is listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2008-2010 and was selected as one of The Best Doctors® in America 2003-2010. She has been quoted in magazines such as Vogue, Allure, Elle and InStyle and has appeared on various morning shows and evening news programs. Her professional accreditations include Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery among others. In addition to her practice at Mount Sinai Hospital, Dr. Waldorf sees patients at her private practice, Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, PC.
Good Morning America contributor and author
As co-author of the best-selling In an Instant, Lee Woodruff garnered critical acclaim for the compelling and humorous chronicle of her family's journey to recovery following her husband Bob's roadside bomb injury in Iraq. Appearing together on national television and radio, the couple has helped put a face on the serious issue of traumatic brain injury among returning Iraq war veterans. Woodruff is currently a contributor for ABC's Good Morning America, reporting on a variety of home and family related topics. Her second Book, "Perfectly Imperfect, a Life in Progress" was published in the spring of 2009.
A freelance writer, Woodruff has penned numerous personal articles that have run in magazines such as Health, Redbook, Country Living, and Family Fun. In addition, Woodruff ran her own public relations and marketing consulting business for 16 years. Before that, she was senior vice president of public relations firm Porter Novelli, and spent a year in Beijing, China, working for communications company Hill & Knowlton. In the latter position, she helped international clients break into markets in the People's Republic of China. She serves on the board of the Bob Woodruff Foundation which assists members of the military following traumatic brain injury received in service to their country. She is also an Advisory Board committee member of the Quinnipiac School of Communications and on the board of the Oklahoma City Memorial and Museum and the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.
Pres./CEO, Nat’l. Assoc. of Nurse Practitioners in Women’s Health
is the President and CEO of the National Association of Nurse
Practitioners in Women’s Health (NPWH). She is a woman’s health nurse practitioner and
a nationally recognized speaker, writer, and opinion leader in the field of women’s health.
Ms. Wysocki is the editor of Women’s Health Care: A Practical Journal for Nurse
Practitioners and Clinical Challenges in Women’s Health, a series of handbooks for
nurse practitioners. She frequently contributes articles on a wide array of women’s health
issues and is published in nursing and medical publications.
She was a member of the advisory committee that developed the position paper by the North American Menopause Society Estrogen and progestogen use in postmenopausal women published in 2010. Internationally, she was a member of the International Menopause Society’s first global summit on menopause-related issues convened in 2008. In 2004, she received a special citation from the Commissioner of the FDA for her work on a campaign to inform women about hormone therapy. Susan is featured in the full length feature film Hot Flash Havoc to premier in 2010.
Ms. Wysocki has earned multiple awards for her leadership within women’s health and the nurse practitioner community. She was chosen as a charter Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She has served as the chair of the National Alliance of Nurse Practitioners and was the founding President of the American College of Nurse Practitioners (ACNP). An award for leadership was established in her name in 2005.