About Joann S. Lublin
Joann is the author of two books about female business leaders. Her latest is Power Moms: How Executive Mothers Navigate Work and Life, 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.
HR forum by Keystone Partners 2021
"To The Contrary on PBS" 2021
Interviews & Mentions
"All Things Considered" on National Public Radio. Click to listen:
CNBC TV "Squawk Box"
Fox 5 TV New York City
NBC "Today Show"
The Wall Street Journal (excerpted both books)
"To the Contrary" on PBS
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
"Thank you so much for joining us, Joann, and for sharing Power Moms pearls of wisdom with S&P Global. We had an exceptionally strong turnout for our event, which speaks to the way these insights resonate with all of our colleagues as we look to support working parents."
-- Tara Powers, Lead, Corporate Responsibility & Executive Communications at S&P Global, March 2021
Some past 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
United Nations book store
Family Action Network
Leadership Freak blog
Take the Lead Podcast
University Toronto Rotman School
Power Moms -- published in 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.