The introductory sentence to a journalist's story is called the "lede."
My passion is picking the right one.
I am passionate about shaping the future of media. The industry is constantly evolving, and bringing people news where and when they need it is becoming increasingly important. I've worked in wire, print and online newsrooms where my goal has always been to learn as much as I can. I want to find that perfect intersection between quality content and platform.
I am a Senior Editor on LinkedIn's global editorial team and am focused on making LinkedIn the best place to share news, insights, and professional knowledge. I write about the business and culture of technology and edit key voices who write about those topics as well. I am also the host of Work In Progress, LinkedIn's podcast on the future of work.
At Fortune Magazine, as the founding writer of The Broadsheet, the daily newsletter of Fortune's Most Powerful Women franchise, I was focused on covering women in business. Every weekday morning, I delivered the latest news, touched on hot-button topics, and offered via exclusive interviews a line to the advice and insights of the world's most successful women. I have interviewed Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Ivanka Trump, Warren Buffett and many other successful leaders and visionaries.
My zeal for covering leadership and management is only surpassed by two things: Duke basketball and labrador retrievers. I attended Duke on the Robertson Scholarship and graduated with academic honors. Going on hikes with my two black labs, Brady and Bear, is my favorite thing to do.
My work has been featured in Fortune, the Huffington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek and LinkedIn.
Reporting on the issues that are most important to women
The Broadsheet is the daily newsletter I launched for Fortune's Most Powerful Women franchise. The Broadsheet is still published daily by a new writer with the original concept I created in 2014.
Press for The Broadsheet
Broaden your horizons [Fortune, August 2014]
For Fortune, a new effort to reach women of the power elite [Politico, July 2014]
Fortune's Most Powerful Women List 2014 [Fortune, October 2014]
Cisco’s plan to solve tech’s diversity problem: Start from the top [Fortune, March 2015]
American Express: Charging ahead on diversity [Fortune, February 2015]
Reporting on the trends that will impact the future of business beyond just Silicon Valley
Print & Online Coverage
Does Levi Strauss still fit America? [Fortune, October 2014]
See all my LinkedIn coverage here.
At LinkedIn, I write a weekly newsletter for investors and entrepreneurs highlighting the best articles of the week on LinkedIn as well as my original reporting. The newsletter is a part of a broader effort I am working on to develop content newsletters at LinkedIn that target key audiences across industries.
Video Interviews + Live Events
At Shoptalk 2016, Postmates Founder Bastian Lehmann and I talked about the future of the on-demand economy.
Warby Parker and Harry's Co-Founder Jeff Raider and I discussed how to scale a startup and the market for venture capital funding.
At Milken Global 2016, I moderated a panel on the future of STEM education.
Senior Editor (March 2015 - Present)
Reporter (2013 - 2015)
Writer and founder of The Broadsheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the world’s most powerful women
Responsible for daily news coverage for Fortune’s Most Powerful Women franchise
Report and write feature-length stories for Fortune Magazine
Contribute research and reporting for Fortune franchises like Most Powerful Women and the Fortune 500
The Huffington Post
Associate Editor (2012 - 2013)
Pitched and reported business news stories
Ran the website, from determining and assigning coverage, writing headlines, maintaining SEO, managing content partnerships and monitoring traffic to reach 60 million unique visitors per month
Served as the social media editor for the business team by overseeing strategy for the HuffPost Business Twitter and Facebook accounts
Economics Reporter (Summer 2012)
Reported and wrote stories daily on the U.S. and global economy
Wrote stories featured in Bloomberg Businessweek and on Bloomberg Television and Radio
Cum laude, A.B. w/ Highest Distinction (May 13, 2012)