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Patricia Sellers

Multimedia Journalist, CEO of SellersEaston Media Co. & Chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

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 Patricia Sellers Biography

Pattie Sellers is the CEO of SellersEaston Media Co. and Chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Sellers is also a former assistant managing editor of Fortune. An award-winning magazine writer, interviewer and multimedia journalist, Pattie wrote more than 20 cover stories during her three decades writing for Fortune. Pattie’s resume includes groundbreaking interviews with Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and Nike founder Phil Knight, and definitive profiles of Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Oprah Winfrey, former Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, Heineken heir Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, and many other leaders in global business and other fields.

Pattie cofounded Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW), which began in 1998 as an annual ranking of the top women in the business, and has grown to be the magazine’s largest and most valuable franchise. Pattie oversees six annual Fortune MPW conferences across the globe. Pattie also cofounded and directs various MPW programs, including the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award.

In 2013, Pattie won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work at Fortune and her broad contributions across its then-parent company. The Washington Post profile of Pattie, “The Rolodex that Redefined Power,” describes her unmatched talent for interviewing and writing about successful people.

Sellers wrote some of Fortunes most talked-about cover stories, including Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo, Oprahs Next Act, Can Meg Whitman Save California?,The $100 Billion Woman (Melinda Gates), Martha Stewart (I cannot be destroyed) and Ted Turner (Gone with the Wind). A specialist at capturing larger-than-life personalities, she has profiled Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent (Muhtar Kents New Coke), billionaire Richard Rainwater (The Fight of Richard Rainwaters Life), Tom Freston (The Most Wanted Man on the Planet) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (Hank Paulsons Secret Life). She has also broken ground with insightful career management stories about Ego (Get Over Yourself!), Charisma (Do You Need It? Can You Get It?), Failure (So You Fail. So What?) and Power (Do Women Really Want It? and Women, Sex & Power.)

Sellers grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Virginia and started at Fortune in 1984.

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  • Experienced Moderator

    As the co-founder and chair of Fortunes Most Powerful Women Summit, Pattie Sellers uses her sharp intellect and comfortable conversation style to play host, emcee and moderator to the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia and the arts. With warmth, humor and extensive knowledge on the latest trends in business, Sellers deftly engages panelsand her audiencein a vibrant discussion that will create a memorable and informative program.

  • Beyond the Corporate Ladder: New Career Paradigms for Changing Times

    The most successful people think of their careers as jungle gyms, where the rewards come from moving in all directions and not just up. Sounds scary, but particularly in this fast-changing and unpredictable world, you should not think of your career as just climbing a ladder. More than ever, you need peripheral vision and the ability to think broadly. An expert on the traits needed to navigate a successful career, Pattie Sellers shows how flexibilityin both managing and being managedis an increasingly critical trait in todays workplaces. Success favors the highly adaptable who are ready to swing to opportunities over here and over there.

  • A View from the Boardroom: How Great Leaders Lead

    Entrepreneurs drive economic recoveryand women are key. While Sellers has spent most of her 26 years at Fortune writing about leaders of large companies, her purview is much broader. She has written definitive (and exclusive) cover stories on world-changing entrepreneurs and leaders from across the business spectrum. Sellers talks about the common traits of outstanding business-builders and also explores stories of prominent people who have discovered fresh passion to start new lives after their careers in business.

  • On Women and Leadership

    Women leaders tend to think about power horizontallyand manage that way too. Having spent the past 15 years studying women leadersand building Most Powerful Women into Fortunes second-biggest brand, after the Fortune 500Pattie Sellers has gained unparalleled access to Americas top women leaders and has keen insights into what makes women successful (and not) in business, philanthropy, government and beyond. Her views are provocative and can be controversial: The concept of the glass ceiling is overplayed, she believes, and women hold themselves back by feeling uncomfortable with power. Wise women leaders embrace powerin different ways than most men do.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Patricia Sellers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Patricia Sellers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Patricia Sellers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Patricia Sellers?

    Booking fees for Patricia Sellers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Patricia Sellers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Patricia Sellers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Patricia Sellers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patricia Sellers for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Patricia Sellers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Patricia Sellers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Patricia Sellers

Multimedia Journalist, CEO of SellersEaston Media Co. & Chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

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Patricia Sellers Biography

Pattie Sellers is the CEO of SellersEaston Media Co. and Chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit. Sellers is also a former assistant managing editor of Fortune. An award-winning magazine writer, interviewer and multimedia journalist, Pattie wrote more than 20 cover stories during her three decades writing for Fortune. Pattie’s resume includes groundbreaking interviews with Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and Nike founder Phil Knight, and definitive profiles of Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Oprah Winfrey, former Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, Heineken heir Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, and many other leaders in global business and other fields.

Pattie cofounded Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW), which began in 1998 as an annual ranking of the top women in the business, and has grown to be the magazine’s largest and most valuable franchise. Pattie oversees six annual Fortune MPW conferences across the globe. Pattie also cofounded and directs various MPW programs, including the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award.

In 2013, Pattie won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work at Fortune and her broad contributions across its then-parent company. The Washington Post profile of Pattie, “The Rolodex that Redefined Power,” describes her unmatched talent for interviewing and writing about successful people.

Sellers wrote some of Fortunes most talked-about cover stories, including Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo, Oprahs Next Act, Can Meg Whitman Save California?,The $100 Billion Woman (Melinda Gates), Martha Stewart (I cannot be destroyed) and Ted Turner (Gone with the Wind). A specialist at capturing larger-than-life personalities, she has profiled Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent (Muhtar Kents New Coke), billionaire Richard Rainwater (The Fight of Richard Rainwaters Life), Tom Freston (The Most Wanted Man on the Planet) and former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson (Hank Paulsons Secret Life). She has also broken ground with insightful career management stories about Ego (Get Over Yourself!), Charisma (Do You Need It? Can You Get It?), Failure (So You Fail. So What?) and Power (Do Women Really Want It? and Women, Sex & Power.)

Sellers grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Virginia and started at Fortune in 1984.

Patricia Sellers Videos

  • Reinventing Retail I Fortune
    Location: Most Powerful Women Montreal 2018 As the new CEO of HBC, Helena Foulkes has been taking bold steps to better position the diversified...
  • Pattie Sellers - #Momentum
    Pattie Sellers, Partner, SellersEaston Media and Executive Director, Fortune MPW Summit, shares the importance of #Momentum for the WINiT Annual...

Patricia Sellers Speaking Topics

  • Experienced Moderator

    As the co-founder and chair of Fortunes Most Powerful Women Summit, Pattie Sellers uses her sharp intellect and comfortable conversation style to play host, emcee and moderator to the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia and the arts. With warmth, humor and extensive knowledge on the latest trends in business, Sellers deftly engages panelsand her audiencein a vibrant discussion that will create a memorable and informative program.

  • Beyond the Corporate Ladder: New Career Paradigms for Changing Times

    The most successful people think of their careers as jungle gyms, where the rewards come from moving in all directions and not just up. Sounds scary, but particularly in this fast-changing and unpredictable world, you should not think of your career as just climbing a ladder. More than ever, you need peripheral vision and the ability to think broadly. An expert on the traits needed to navigate a successful career, Pattie Sellers shows how flexibilityin both managing and being managedis an increasingly critical trait in todays workplaces. Success favors the highly adaptable who are ready to swing to opportunities over here and over there.

  • A View from the Boardroom: How Great Leaders Lead

    Entrepreneurs drive economic recoveryand women are key. While Sellers has spent most of her 26 years at Fortune writing about leaders of large companies, her purview is much broader. She has written definitive (and exclusive) cover stories on world-changing entrepreneurs and leaders from across the business spectrum. Sellers talks about the common traits of outstanding business-builders and also explores stories of prominent people who have discovered fresh passion to start new lives after their careers in business.

  • On Women and Leadership

    Women leaders tend to think about power horizontallyand manage that way too. Having spent the past 15 years studying women leadersand building Most Powerful Women into Fortunes second-biggest brand, after the Fortune 500Pattie Sellers has gained unparalleled access to Americas top women leaders and has keen insights into what makes women successful (and not) in business, philanthropy, government and beyond. Her views are provocative and can be controversial: The concept of the glass ceiling is overplayed, she believes, and women hold themselves back by feeling uncomfortable with power. Wise women leaders embrace powerin different ways than most men do.

FAQs on booking Patricia Sellers

  • How to book Patricia Sellers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Patricia Sellers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Patricia Sellers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Patricia Sellers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Patricia Sellers?

    Booking fees for Patricia Sellers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Patricia Sellers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Patricia Sellers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Patricia Sellers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Patricia Sellers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Patricia Sellers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Patricia Sellers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Patricia Sellers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Patricia Sellers for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Patricia Sellers generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Katty Kay, Tiffany Shlain, Barbara Corcoran, Polly LaBarre and Andrea Mitchell. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Patricia Sellers for an upcoming event.

Patricia Sellers Speaker Videos

  • Reinventing Retail I Fortune
    Location: Most Powerful Women Montreal 2018 As the new CEO of HBC, Helena Foulkes has been taking bold steps to better position the diversified global retailer in a rapidly-changing retail market....
    Pattie Sellers - #Momentum
    Pattie Sellers, Partner, SellersEaston Media and Executive Director, Fortune MPW Summit, shares the importance of #Momentum for the WINiT Annual Summit 2016.

Patricia Sellers Speaking Topics

  • Experienced Moderator

    As the co-founder and chair of Fortunes Most Powerful Women Summit, Pattie Sellers uses her sharp intellect and comfortable conversation style to play host, emcee and moderator to the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia and the arts. With warmth, humor and extensive knowledge on the latest trends in business, Sellers deftly engages panelsand her audiencein a vibrant discussion that will create a memorable and informative program.

  • Beyond the Corporate Ladder: New Career Paradigms for Changing Times

    The most successful people think of their careers as jungle gyms, where the rewards come from moving in all directions and not just up. Sounds scary, but particularly in this fast-changing and unpredictable world, you should not think of your career as just climbing a ladder. More than ever, you need peripheral vision and the ability to think broadly. An expert on the traits needed to navigate a successful career, Pattie Sellers shows how flexibilityin both managing and being managedis an increasingly critical trait in todays workplaces. Success favors the highly adaptable who are ready to swing to opportunities over here and over there.

  • A View from the Boardroom: How Great Leaders Lead

    Entrepreneurs drive economic recoveryand women are key. While Sellers has spent most of her 26 years at Fortune writing about leaders of large companies, her purview is much broader. She has written definitive (and exclusive) cover stories on world-changing entrepreneurs and leaders from across the business spectrum. Sellers talks about the common traits of outstanding business-builders and also explores stories of prominent people who have discovered fresh passion to start new lives after their careers in business.

  • On Women and Leadership

    Women leaders tend to think about power horizontallyand manage that way too. Having spent the past 15 years studying women leadersand building Most Powerful Women into Fortunes second-biggest brand, after the Fortune 500Pattie Sellers has gained unparalleled access to Americas top women leaders and has keen insights into what makes women successful (and not) in business, philanthropy, government and beyond. Her views are provocative and can be controversial: The concept of the glass ceiling is overplayed, she believes, and women hold themselves back by feeling uncomfortable with power. Wise women leaders embrace powerin different ways than most men do.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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