Joanne Lipman

Joanne Lipman is Chief Content Officer of Gannett, and Editor in Chief USA TODAY and the USA TODAY NETWORK, comprising the flagship title and 109 other news organizations including the Detroit Free Press, the Cincinnati Enquirer, and the Arizona Republic.  Her next book, That's What She Said: What men need to know (and women need to tell them) about working together, will be published on February 13, 2018 by William Morrow, and is available now for preorder here. Ms. Lipman began her career as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, ultimately rising to Deputy Managing Editor, creating Weekend Journal and Personal Journal, and supervising coverage that earned three Pulitzer Prizes. New York Times media columnist David Carr described her as the Journal's "innovator-in-chief."  She subsequently was founding Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast Portfolio and Portfolio.com, which won National Magazine and Loeb Awards.  She is a frequent television commentator, seen on CNN, NBC, CNBC, and CBS, among others, and her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, Time, Newsweek and Harvard Business Review.  She is also co-author of the critically acclaimed musical memoir Strings Attached

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About THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

“When did you meet YOUR Harvey Weinstein?” and  #MeToo have been trending since Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and a slew of other prominent men were accused by multiple women of sexual harassment and assault.  

Another current has also emerged: Men who stood silently by are now searching for a way to help join the fight against sexism, and to unite with women to finally close the gender gap. An Esquire piece advised, "What to Do If You See a Female Coworker Being Harassed," while Forbes asked, "What Can Men Do to Support Women in the Workplace?"

In her new book, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together (William Morrow, February 13, 2018), Joanne Lipman, Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief of USA Today, informs how men can join with women to help close the gender gap, empower women as true equals, and create and dynamic working environment which benefits women, men and the greater good of the company.


A recent Harvard study found that corporate “diversity training” has made the gender gap worse—in part because it makes men feel demonized. Women, meanwhile, have been told closing the gender gap is up to them: they need to speak up, to be more confident, to demand to be paid what they’re worth. Women talk about these issues amongst themselves all the time.  What they don’t do is talk to men about it.  THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID is a clarion call by veteran journalist Joanne Lipman for men to join the conversation, a manifesto that shows how we can work together to close the gender gap in the workplace. 

Based on her explosive Wall Street Journal article Women at Work: A Guide for Men, Lipman, now Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor-in-Chief of USA TODAY, expands on her accessible approach to achieve parity at work. Filled with illuminating anecdotes, worldwide data from the most recent relevant studies, and stories from her own journey to the top of a male-dominated industry, it shows how we can all win by reaching across the gender divide.   

What can the Enron scandal teach us about the way men and women communicate professionally? How does brain chemistry help explain men’s fear of women’s emotions in the workplace environment? Why did Kimberly Clark have an all-male team of executives in charge of their Kotex tampon line? What can we learn from Iceland’s campaign to “feminize” an entire nation? THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID gives unexpected answers and offers a roadmap for getting us all where we want to be.

Among the topics Lipman address and offers solutions for:

 

At its heart, THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID is ultimately about success, empowering women and men alike in an essential goal, and how to achieve that goal together.

 

Advance Praise for THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID

Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID a "bold statement" and "important book" that will help men as well as women "activley reshape work culture" to benefit everyone.

THAT'S WHAT SHE SAIDWhat Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) About Working Together is now available for preorder here.

Here's what early readers are saying:

“Attention, good guys: if you want to advocate for women but don’t want to be villainized, this book is for you. It’s a rare guide on championing gender equality that you’ll actually enjoy reading - and it’s full of strategies for improving your workplace.”

Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of GIVE AND TAKE, ORIGINALS, and OPTION B with Sheryl Sandberg

 

“Joanne Lipman has written an urgently needed exploration of how men - alongside women - can close the gender gap at work and in life. Now, more than ever, we need this book and its real, pragmatic solutions. By rooting her insights in real-world examples, extensive academic research, and stories that are a joy to read, she has provided an essential primer on how we can all succeed together.”

Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

 

"THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID is an instant classic. It's a must-read for two groups of people: men and women.”

Roger McNamee, venture capitalist

 

It's great we are talking the talk, but Joanne Lipman's cutting edge research and razor sharp advice will help men and women alike start walking the walk (toward a more equitable workplace).

Katie Couric, news anchor and author

 

At last! THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID  is so timely - and so needed. It's the ultimate guide for women (and men) who are determined to close the gender gap.  Lively and readable, it's a game-changer in how we understand gender relations - and how we can break down barriers, right now.

Sallie Krawcheck, CEO, Ellevest

 

“Joanne Lipman leaves her soapbox at home, rolls up her sleeves, and provides real solutions to complex problems. Her valuable insights are a tool kit for men and women to not only work alongside each other but to bring out each other’s best."

Glen Mazzara, Executive producer, The ShieldThe Walking Dead

 

“Insightful and timely. The points Joanne Lipman makes in THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID are right on target for today’s new workplace. It will resonate whether you’re male or female, young or old, a manager or managed, a long-term employee or just starting your career.”

Andrew H. Tisch, Co-Chairman of the Board, and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Loews Corporation

 

This is the perfect time for this book, and Joanne Lipman is the perfect person to write it, both in terms of her own experiences and her multiple talents. She’s a terrific writer, a savvy reporter, and smart thinker, and all of that comes together in a great read.

Steve Brill, Media executive & entrepreneur

 

Publishers Weekly (starred review):

“Lipman, editor-in-chief of USA Today, makes a bold statement with this important book examining biases favoring men in business…. This book goes a step further than Sheryl Sandberg‘s best-selling Lean In and challenges both men and women to examine their own prejudices and actively reshape work cultures to be more welcoming to women.”

Women at Work: A Guide for Men

Joanne Lipman discusses her viral Wall Street Journal article, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men," on CNBC on December 23, 2014.

Joanne Lipman on "Morning Joe"

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"A MUST-READ"! - Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A vivid, often tender portrait...that ends up ripping your heart out." -USA TODAY         

“Inspirational…For those who had a figure like Mr. K in their lives, “Strings Attached” will resonate. Everyone else will wish they had been so lucky.”  -THE NEW YORK TIMES

A wonderful, inspiring story of a teacher who changed his students' lives." - Jeannette Walls, author of THE GLASS CASTLE

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STRINGS ATTACHED: Now in paperback!

Who is that one person who changed your life forever? The one who pushed you to dream bigger and reach higher?

STRINGS ATTACHED is a powerful memoir about the astonishing impact one man - a public-school music teacher - had on the lives of thousands of students.  He could be fierce, rehearsing his students until their fingers almost bled, but in the process he made them better and stronger than they had any right to be.  What they didn't know was the tragedy he had hidden in his own life.  STRINGS ATTACHED lyrically tells his story, from his childhood on the run from the Nazis, to the disappearance of one of his beloved daughters.  His is a remarkable story of resilience, of how one man transformed his own heartache into a legacy of joy for generations of students.

Heartbreaking yet ultimately triumphant, STRINGS ATTACHED is a testament to the power of hope -- and a celebration of the profound influence one person can have on the lives of others.

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Joanne discusses Strings Attached on CNBC's Squawk Box, December 18, 2013.

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News from Joanne Lipman

USA TODAY, I Interviewed an Executive in His Underwear to Get the Job Done, by Joanne Lipman, October 20, 2017

USA TODAY, Joanne Lipman Joins Panel of Editorial Chiefs at SABEW, October 12, 2017

Women's Wear Daily, Media People: USA TODAY's Joanne Lipman, by Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke, October 10, 2017

Business Insider, The editor-in-chief of a newspaper that reaches over 100 million people still uses the best career advice she ever got, by Aine Cain, Sept. 29, 2017

Business Insider, 'Learn how to code' — the editor-in-chief of one of the biggest newspapers in the US shares her best advice on going into journalism, by Aine Cain, Sept. 6, 2017

The Atlantic, How to Be a Human Leader, by Megan Garber, June 30, 2017

Time, Interview with Secretary Elaine Chao, June 30, 2017

USA TODAY, Joanne Lipman/Sheryl Sandberg Facebook Live, June 16, 2017

USA TODAY, Lipman named to board of Wolrd Editors Forum, June 13, 2017

USA TODAY, Joanne Lipman Honored at Literacy Partners Gala, May 25, 2017

Fortune, USA TODAY Network's Editor in Chief on the Unconscious Bias Facing Women, Most Powerful Women podcast, April 17, 2017

USA TODAY, USA TODAY Names Chief Content Officer Joanne Lipman New Editor in Chief, by Roger Yu, March 20, 2017

Fortune, USA TODAY Appoints Joanne Lipman Editor in Chief, by Valentina Zarya, March 20, 2017

Washington Post, Yes, Ma'am. Here Are 21 Women Running Media Oranizaitons Now, by Margaret Sullivan, March 8, 2017

Forbes, "Five News Media Companies with a Hot Hand in 2016" by Paul Glader, May 21, 2016

Poynter, Gannett's USA TODAY Network Picking Up Momentum with New Chief Content Officer, March 15, 2016 

USA TODAY podcast, "Meet Joanne Lipman," March 17, 2016 https://soundcloud.com/usatodaymoney/meet-joanne

USA TODAY podcast, "Joanne Lipman talks USA TODAY NETWORK," March 3, 2016

USA TODAY, "Gannett Names Lipman Chief Content Officer," December 7, 2015  

CNN, Should Companies Be Required to Publish the Pay Gap Between Men and Women? Poppy Harlow interviews Joanne Lipman, September 20, 2015

CNN, Interview with Joanne Lipman about Carly Fiorina's business record, September 20, 2015

Huffington Post, Gender Inequality On a Late Summer's Day, by Val Brown, about Lipman's wage-gap proposal, September 3, 2015

The New York Times, Readers Share Their Pay-Gap Experience, by Marie Tessier: Response to Lipman editorial, August 18, 2015

The New York Times, Let's Expose the Gender Pay Gap, by Joanne Lipman, August 13, 2015

Yale Alumni Magazine, "The Toughest Issue on (any) Campus," by Joanne Lipman - moderating a panel on sexual misconduct, July/August 2015

Yale News, "Symposium to Focus on Music Partnerships," June 3, 2105

Publishers Weekly, "Lipman Gets to 'Working' for William Morrow', May 4, 2105

Chicago Tribune, The Starlight Book Club (discussion with Melanie Kupchynsky), April 2, 2105

BrazenCareerist.com, "How Men Can Help Women Lean In," January 15, 2015

CNBC, Squawk Box, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men," December 23, 2014

Boston.com, "How Social Norms Translate to Workplace Gender Differences," December 23, 2014

Business Insider, "6 Things You Should Stop Saying Around Women At work," December 22, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, Gender and Business: Recognizing and Promoting Talent (Letters), December 20, 2014

Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, "How to Be a Better "Male" Manager", December 20, 2014

Business Insider, "5 Tips for Men Who Manage Women," December 17, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, "Women at Work: A Guide for Men," by Joanne Lipman December 13, 2014

The Wall Street Journal, "A Musical Fix for American Schools," by Joanne Lipman October 11, 2014

Strings Magazine, Review by Barbara Bogatin: a "remarkable, engrossing memoir" November 2014

Chicago Tribune - Printer's Row, Melanie Kupchynsky, Joanne Lipman on 'Strings Attached,' by Donald Liebenson, September 26, 2014

WomanAroundTown.com, August 24, 2014, Review: Compelling and a page turner....The stories woven between these two voices make a fabric that is strong and richly textured."

Sinfini Music, Review, June 17, 2014 by Jessica Duchen"A heartfelt memoir...that contains a vital message for us all."

 The Jewish Chronicle, May 9, 2014, Review of Strings Attached: "From the deeply touching memoir, Strings Attached, Jerry Kupchynsky emerges as an inspiration....(who) imbued kids in his care with a tireless work ethic, supreme strength of character and the desire to become more than they ever dreamed possible."

 American Music Teacher magazine review of STRINGS ATTACHED, April/May 2014: "A touching memoir....the story is ultimately one of resilience and optimism."

 Forbes.com: Why the Toughest Bosses Are Best" by Cheryl Conner, March 10, 2014

 Forbes.com: "Hard Work & Discipline, the Keys to Success" (video) interview with Devin Thorpe, March 6, 2014

 CNBC Squawk Box: "Where's the She-Wolf of Wall Street?" interview with Joanne Lipman, January 6, 2014

 Time.com: What's Missing in The Wolf of Wall Street: The Women, by Joanne Lipman, December 30, 2013

 Minnesota Public Radio review: "A captivating read...a gripping account of a remarkable life, told from two perspectives that richly complement one another"  December 24, 2013

 USA TODAY: "Strings Attached: Portrait of a Tough Music Teacher," review: "A vivid, often tender portrait" that"ends up ripping your heart out" December 22, 2013

New York Times: Best-Selling Education Books of 2013, December 18, 2013

NY1: Interview with Joanne Lipman, December 20, 2013

 Inc.com, "How to Bring Tough Love Into Your Office" - management lessons from "Strings Attached," December 18, 2013

 CNBC "Squawk Box" - Tough Love in the Workplace, interview with Joanne Lipman, December 18, 2013

 Harvard Business Review, "The Fine Art of Tough Love," by Joanne Lipman, December 17, 2013

 "Critical Thinking with Andrew Patner," WFMT, interview with Melanie Kupchynsky & Joanne Lipman, with music from "Strings Attached," December 9, 2013

The Conversation Live wtih Cyrus Webb, Interview with Joanne Lipman. Listen to streaming here. December 9, 2013

The New York Times Book Review: "Inspirational...For those who had a figure like Mr. K in their lives, “Strings Attached” will resonate. Everyone else will wish they had been so lucky."  Holiday Books, December 7, 2013

WGN-TV Strings Attached is "the one book" that is a must-read this winter vacation December 5, 2013

 The SUN, UK - FOUR STAR review - "The story of an incredible man...an insightful read" November 29, 2013

  "Life Lessons from Strings Attached, The Home News Tribune, page 1, November 17, 2013

"Memories of a Mentor & the Music," The Home News Tribune, page 1, November 17, 2013

Times of London, November 16, 2013, Strings Attached, "a lively tribute" to a beloved teacher

 Wall Street Journal, November 6, 2013 The Importance of Mentors, WSJ Live

NPR's "Central Time" on Wisconsin Public Radio, interview with Joanne Lipman, November 1, 2013

Macleans, October 31, 2013 "A man whose life balanced happiness with tragedy, baby-boom optimism with immigrant struggle," Mr. K is "a symbol of perseverance in a fragile world"

Smoky Mountain News - Review - "A vivid portrait...Strings Attached gives us many gifts" October 30, 2013

 Examiner.com - FIVE STAR review for Strings Attached: A "captivating" story with "a heartbreaking climax." October 25, 2013

Q&A With Joanne Lipman - Authors with Deborah Kalb October 25, 2013

 WNYC Soundcheck: "Is Music the Key to Success?" with Joanne Lipman, October 21, 2013

 Stand Up! With Pete Dominick, SIRIUS radio, "Strings Attached" conversation with Joanne Lipman, October 21, 2013

 "Is Music the Key to Success?" by Joanne Lipman, The New York Times, October 12, 2013 The #1 most-emailed story on NYTimes.com

 Laura Ingraham Show - Joanne Lipman discusses Strings Attached - October 9, 2013

Fox & Friends - Joanne Lipman & Melanie Kupchynsky discuss Strings Attached - October 5, 2013

NBC Today Show, interview with Joanne Lipman, October 4, 2013

 No More Coddling! TheDailyBeast.com, October 3, 2013

 The Tough Teacher Who Changed Our Lives, Parade.com, October 2, 2013

Q+A: Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Co-Authors of Strings Attached, TIME.com, October 1, 2013

Excerpt: A New Book that Asks: 'Are We Too Soft on Our Kids?' TIME.com, October 1, 2013

Melanie Kupchynsky on Chicago Tonight, September 30, 2013

A Tough Teacher Who Hit the Right Notes, Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky on The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, October 1, 2013

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results, by Joanne Lipman, Wall Street Journal, September 27, 2013

Meet a Tough Love Teacher in Strings Attached by Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Found Between the Covers Blog, September 25, 2013

How to Get Over Your Fear of "No", by Joanne Lipman, Glamour magazine, October 2013, p. 226 - Advice based on Strings Attached

Yale Alumni Magazine book review, September/October 2013. "Most poignantly, this book begs us to think back on all the 'Mr. K's' in our own lives."

 CNN's Reliable Sources, anchored by Joanne Lipman, August 18, 2013. Video. A look at reporters targeted in Egypt; Al Jazeera America's launch; USA Today's editor in chief; Perils of citizen video; and New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan

Kirkus STARRED Review of Strings Attached, Kirkus Reviews, August 18, 2013 "Moving and motivating--a must-read..."

 Joanne Lipman to Host Reliable Sources TV Newswer, August 16, 2013

 Tough Love: PW Talks with Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, Publishers Weekly, July 12, 2013

Publishers Weekly Review: Strings Attached is "powerful and "larger than life." June 17, 2013

Latest Rutgers Scandal: Does Verbal Abuse Have a Place in Society? Time.com piece discusses "Strings Attached," May 28, 2013

Buzz Books 2013 Fall/Winter includes an excerpt from "Strings Attached" as one of the big books for fall.  May, 2013

Facebook's Stock Plunge, CNN appearance on UpFront with Erin Burnett; August 18, 2012

And the Orchestra Played On, by Joanne Lipman, New York Times, February 27, 2010

The Mismeasure of Women, by Joanne Lipman, New York Times October 23, 2009

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