ALBANY, NY (11/14/2016)(readMedia)-- Joann Lublin, Management News Editor for The Wall Street Journal, will read from and discuss her nonfiction book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World (2016), at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6 in Page Hall on the UAlbany Downtown Campus. Free and open to the public, the event is sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, UAlbany's School of Business, and the Times Union's Capital Region Women@Work.
Joann Lublin is Management News Editor for The Wall Street Journal, a 2007 finalist for business journalism's highest honor – the Loeb Award – and co-recipient of a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for a series of corporate scandal exposés. She is the author of the new nonfiction book, Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World (2016).
Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her own career and she combines her fascinating story with insightful tales from more than fifty women who have reached the highest rungs of the corporate ladder. Working from interviews with past and current female CEOs of Hewlett-Packard, Yahoo, Hearst Magazine, Avon, Sara Lee, Campbell Soup, Ogilvy & Mather, and other top companies, Lublin presents profiles of, in the words of Publishers Weekly, "trailblazers who have shown great courage in the face of great odds." Publishers Weekly recommends Lublin's book to "readers looking for stories from women who have succeeded in spite of sexism." Dr. Dee Soder, Founder of CEO Perspective Group, calls the book "a must read for women at all stages-and for men who want to help women succeed."
The view that Lublin grants readers cannot be matched, according to Warburg Pincus Managing Director Fred Hassan, for the "breadth and depth" with which it shares "what it takes for women to climb to corporate heights in America." Forbes similarly acknowledges the value of the work, saying that "taken one chapter at a time, this is a very engaging work of journalism, rich with anecdotes....In its totality, though, the book is something bigger. It's a work of history, reminding us how far we've come in the past 40 years, and how much more work is left to be done."
In a career dating back to her first post with The Wall Street Journal as a reporter in San Francisco in 1971, Lublin has been a participant in this very history and the hard-won progress of women trailblazers. From San Francisco, Lublin transferred to Chicago in September 1973 before moving to Washington in April 1979, where she covered labor issues, housing and urban affairs, and other beats. Lublin was named News Editor of the Journal's London bureau in January 1987, and when she became its Deputy Bureau Chief in 1988 London became The Wall Street Journal's first bureau run by women. After London, Lublin continued to pioneer, transferring to New York in August 1990 to become a senior special writer covering management. In August 1992, she became Deputy Management Editor.
After 20 years at the Journal her career stood as a beacon of achievement, and she leveraged her position and her talents to create a resource for other aspiring professionals. In July 1993, she launched The Wall Street Journal's "Managing Your Career" column. In September 1998, Ms. Lublin helped initiate The Wall Street Journal's "Your Career Matters" page, later renamed Career Journal. She resumed writing the "Managing Your Career" column in April 2000 and became Career News Editor in July 2000. Her advice column "Your Executive Career," started in August 2010, appears every month on WSJ.com.
For additional information, contact the Writers Institute at 518-442-5620 or online at http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst.