Joann S. Lublin
Pulitzer-winning journalist and author
Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life
will be published in February 2021
Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World
was published in October 2016
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About Joann S. Lublin
Joann is the author of two books about female business leaders.
Her latest, Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life, examines how far GenX women have come since Baby Boomers grappled with the challenges of career and family. It will be published in February 2021.
Her first popular leadership book, Earning It: Hard-Won lessons from Trailblazing Women at the top of the Business World, offers insights from 52 high-level executive women about career obstacles they overcame.
Joann is the former Management News Editor of The Wall Street Journal. She created its first career advice column, which she wrote until May 2020.
Joann shared the Journal's 2003 Pulitzer Prize for stories about corporate scandals. In 2018, she won the Gerald Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest accolade in business journalism.
To learn more how Wall Street Journal colleagues described her accomplishments after she won the Loeb Award
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Media Interviews and Mentions
"All Things Considered" on National Public Radio Bloomberg TV CNBC TV "Squawk Box" CSPAN "After Words" Book program Cable Radio Nework "Bill Martinez Live" Cosmopolitan
Financial Times Forbes
Fortune Fox 5 TV New York City
Newark Star-Ledger Sunday TheStreet.com video
The Wall Street Journal (excerpted Earning It ) Sirius XM Business Radio
WABC Radio, New York WBZ TV,, Boston
WCCO TV, Minneapolis WFOR-TV, Ft. Lauderdale
WTOP Radio, Washington, D.C. WURD Radio, Philadelphia
Topics Joann can discuss from "Power Moms"
Corner Office at Home: Lessons from employed mothers who worked remotely before the pandemic hit.
What’s Work-Life Sway? And why it works better than work-life balance at restoring sanity to our crazy lives.
Please Pass the Roles: Smart ways that employed parents jointly raise children and pursue careers.
Dump the Guilt: Proven remedies for working mother guilt.
Power Over Pain: How a health crisis can become a transformational turning point in your professional growth.
Boss Mom: Use your parenting prowess to propel your career—because great moms often make great bosses.
Pregnant Pause: Career tips for when you try to get pregnant, are expecting, and return from maternity leave.
Workplaces that Work for Parents: How some U.S. businesses excel at serving employees with kids while many fail.
Some of Joann's Appearances:
Adobe American Express
Accenture Best Buy
BlackRock Boston Consulting Group
Campbell Soup Cisco
Coca Cola Delta Air Lines
Hewlet-Packard Enterprise Home Depot
IBM International Flavors & Fragrances
J.P. Morgan Chase Johnson & Johnson
McKesson Olgivy & Mather PricewaterhouseCoopers Sidley Austin
SYPartners State Street Global Advisors
Target Vanguard Group
Global Institute for Women Corporate Directors
Chicago Executive Club
Conference Board Women's Leadership Summit
Concordia Summit annual global affairs forum
United Nations book store
Harvard Business School
MIT’s Sloan School of Management
Northwestern’s Kellogg School
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
University of Toronto’s Rotman School
University Of Pennsylvania's Wharton School
Yale School of Management
At Bay-area nonprofit Watermark
New York State Writers Institute
University of Toronto Rotman School of Management
Power Moms -- coming February 2021
More mothers than ever hold leadership roles at big U.S. companies. Yet despite their gains, these Power Moms still struggle to combine managerial duties and career goals with parenthood.
Joann contrasts the experiences of baby boom and GenX executives to show how far working mothers have come—and how much further they will need to go in a post-pandemic world. She offers insights from her own career and those of 86 executive moms, including boomers such as Hershey Chief Executive Michele Buck and WW International CEO Mindy Grossman. In addition, she documents how 25 grown daughters reacted to their mothers’ demanding careers.
Power Moms also looks at ways that younger executives---in their 30s and 40s—handle motherhood differently despite leading stressful lives. They include former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Rent the Runway CEO Jenn Hyman.
The book guides companies through this rugged terrain as well. It blames the paucity of family-friendly policies such as paid parental leave for the painful tradeoffs mothers often must make between work and family. Power Moms spells out what more employers must do to make working parenthood work.
Earning It -- published in October 2016
Among the first female reporters of the Wall Street Journal, Joann faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She and dozens of other women who successfully navidgated the corporate battlefield share their stories and valuable leadership lessons.
Joann combines her own fascinating story with insightful tales from more than 50 women who reached the pinnacle of corporate leadership--women like Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Ginni Rometty, former CEO of IBM. The choices they made and the battles they won and lost seeking to make their mark.
The trailblazers you meet in Earning It provide a compelling career compass that will help aspiring women executives reach their highest potential.