I think the key is for women not to set any limits.

—Martina Navratilova

2010 New Media Women
Entrepreneurs Summit

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"A day-long gathering of women news creators and wannabe news creators"

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View the live stream here on Monday, Nov. 8 starting at 8:45.

November 8, 2010
The Barbara Jordan Conference Center - Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G St NW, Washington, D.C.

Keynote speech by Laurel Touby, Founder & Cyberhostess of mediabistro.com

Laurel started her career at Young & Rubicam/NY in the media planning department. She left Y&R; to become an editorial assistant at Working Woman, moved on to Business Week as a staff editor, and in 1993 began editing and writing a column on workplace issues for Glamour. She has covered everything from travel to business to breast cancer for a variety of publications, including New York, Travel + Leisure, Self, Redbook, McCall's, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, and the New York Daily News. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Laurel grew up in Miami (before South Beach existed) and graduated from Smith College with a degree in economics.

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Agenda subject to change.

8:45 - 9:15 Welcome/Introductions
9:15 - 9:50 Covering Local/State News
  • Maureen Mann - The Forum, Deerfield, NH
  • Christine Stuart - Founder, CTNewsJunkie.com, Hartford, CT
9:50 - 10:45 Launching Niche News Sites
  • Michelle Ferrier - Locally Grown News, Greensboro, NC
  • Sharon Litwin, Renee Peck - NolaVie, New Orleans, LA
  • Kim Box - Parents Unite Against Addiction, Granite Bay, CA
10:45 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 11:30 Issues for Entrepreneurs - view the presentation
  • Lisa Williams - CEO, Founder, Placeblogger.com
11:30 - 11:50 Ramping up with Social Media
  • Kelby Carr - Investigative Mommy Blogger, Asheville, NC
11:50 - 12:25 Going National, Developing a Business Plan, Attracting Angel Investors:
A Case Study of ChickRX.com
  • Stacey Borden and Meghan Muntean, San Francisco
12:25 - 12:30 New Media Entrepreneur Award presentation
12:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Keynote: Laurel Touby, Founder, mediabistro.com
"Lessons Learned from a Successful Startup"
2:00 - 2:30 Clues from the Research
  • Maria Ivancin - American University, "New Perspectives on News"
  • Jan Schaffer - J-Lab, "New Voices: What Works"
2:30 - 3:00 Teasing Out Contributors
  • Mary Turck - Twin Cities Daily Planet, Minneapolis
3:00 - 3:20 Sustaining and Growing Operations
  • Polly Kreisman - theLoopNY.com, Larchmont, NY
3:20 - 3:40 Mobile-prenuering
  • Retha Hill - SeedSpeak and Mobile Black History App, Phoenix, AZ
3:40 - 4:00 Open Mic
4:00 - 5:00 Reception

Resources for New Media Women

View our collection of research and resources for women media entrepreneurs.

Our Focus

NMWE  is a unique initiative addressing opportunity and innovation, recruitment and retention for women in journalism by spotlighting their ingenuity and entrepreneurial abilities. The awards program, which ended in 2013, showcases women’s creative ideas.

NMWE is supported by the McCormick Foundation.

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