Joann S. Lublin

Pulitzer-winning journalist. Author. Speaker.


Coming February 16:

 Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life

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 Power Moms ranked among Working Mother Media's best 2021 books for working moms.   

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, 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 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.


Dean Rotbart, host of the Monday Morning Radio podcast, calls Joann "...arguably the nation's top authority on careers and management."   

To learn more how Journal colleagues described her accomplishments after she won the Loeb Award




View a short video about Joann's WSJ  career by clicking on the arrow in the middle of the frame.







WABC radio, New York

 KXAN TV, Austin, TX

Interviews & Mentions

        "All Things Considered" on National Public Radio

        Bloomberg TV           

        CNBC TV "Squawk Box"         


        Financial Times  



        Fox 5 TV New York City     video         

        The Wall Street Journal (excerpted Earning It )                         




  • Corner Office at Home: What executive moms have learned about working remotely.

  • What’s Work-Life Sway? And why it works better than work-life balance at restoring sanity to our crazy lives.

  • Pass the Roles: Smart ways that employed parents can jointly raise children and pursue careers.

  • Dump the Guilt: New remedies for working mother guilt.

  • Power Over Pain: How a health crisis can be transformational in your professional growth.

  • Boss Mom: Great moms make great bosses. How to use parenting skills for career advancement. 

  • Pregnant Pause: Career strategies when trying to get pregnant, are expecting, and resume work as a new mom. 

  • Workplaces that Work for Parents: How businesses can more successfully retain employees with kids. 

Topics Joann can discuss from Power Moms

Some of Joann's Appearances:

                   at Major Companies
Adobe                               American Express
Accenture                           Best Buy
BlackRock                           Boston Consulting
Campbell Soup                    Cisco
Coca Cola                          Delta Air Lines
Hewlet-Packard Enterprise     Home Depot                   
IBM                                    Int'l Flavors & Fragrances 
J.P. Morgan Chase               Johnson & Johnson
McKesson                           Olgivy &  Mather                PricewaterhouseCoopers       Sidley Austin               
SYPartners                           State Street Global Advisors
Target                                 Vanguard Group

             at top Business Schools

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 Major Organizations

Global Institute for Women Corporate Directors

Chicago Executive Club 

Conference Board Women's Leadership Summit

Concordia Summit annual global affairs forum 

Rockefeller Foundation

United Nations book store

At Bay-area nonprofit Watermark 

New York State Writers Institute

U of Toronto Rotman School of Management


Her Books

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Power Moms -- coming February 2021

About Power Moms

More mothers than ever lead big U.S. companies. Yet despite their gains, these Power Moms still struggle to combine managerial duties and career goals with parenthood.

Joann compares baby boom and GenX executives, showing how far working mothers have come—and how much further they'll need to go in a post-pandemic world. She offers insights from her own career and those of 86 executive moms 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 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

About Earning It 

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. 


                                                                                             Contact information

Speaking inquiries:    Media inquiries: Jessica Krakoski,


Pre-order Power Moms now to get your free online event with Joann

 Joann will host 35-minute online discussions of any topic covered in her book for no charge with organizations that make

meaningful group order of Power Moms prior to its Feb. 16, 2021, publication. The order requirement will reflect the size

and type of organization. To schedule or learn more about an online event, email her at

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