Sellers of “Most Powerful Women Summit” is leaving Fortune
Pattie Sellers, who has been involved with Fortune magazine for 36 years, including running its “Most Powerful Women Summit,” is leaving the magazine.
She and Nina Easton have been running the Summit for Fortune since 2015 after they left the magazine to start their own firm.
Here is an excerpt of an interview between Easton and Sellers:
NINA: People, including me, are shocked that you’re exiting Fortune after four decades. What gives?
PATTIE: I loved my work at Fortune. I learned everything there from the best colleagues I could imagine—how to interview, how to write, how to tell a story, how to be an entrepreneur by leading the buildout of MPW. I did more than I ever dreamed. For years, I was afraid that if I left, I’d let Fortune down. That is such a girl thing! The truth is that all that time, I was absorbing lessons from CEOs and entrepreneurs I had interviewed and come to know: “Growth and comfort don’t coexist” (Ginni Rometty)… “Know your value” (Mika Brzezinski)… “Own your power!” (Oprah Winfrey). In 2015, when you and I quit writing for Fortune to start SellersEaston, I finally listened to my heart, applied those lessons, and showed courage that I guess I had buried. Moving on from MPW is the obvious next step.
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