Pulitzer-prize winner speaks for Women’s History Month

BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University will recognize Women’s History Month with a keynote speech by Joann Lublin, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and management news editor for The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, March 23. The speech will be held in Centennial Hall, room 218 at 2:30 p.m. The speech is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the Zeigler College of Business and the BU Women’s Resource Center. Lublin’s recent book titled Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World chronicles the careers of 50 successful women executives.

Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. She became deputy bureau chief of The Journal’s important London bureau, its first run by a woman. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share valuable leadership lessons.

Lublin combines her fascinating story with tales from more than fifty women who reached the highest rungs of the corporate ladder—most of whom became chief executives—in industries as diverse as retailing, manufacturing, finance, high technology, publishing, advertising, automobiles, and pharmaceuticals. Leaders like Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, as well as Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, and Brenda Barnes, former CEO of Sara Lee, were the first women to run their huge employers. Earning It reveals obstacles such women faced as they fought to make their mark, choices they made, and battles they won—and lost.

Lublin chronicles the major milestones and dilemmas of the work world unique to women, providing candid advice and practical inspiration for women of all ages and at all stages of their career. The extraordinary women we meet in the pages of Earning It and the hard-won lessons they share provide a compelling career compass that will help all women reach their highest potential—without losing a meaningful personal life. 

She frequently appears at conferences to discuss leadership, executive pay and corporate governance. She created The Journal’s first career advice column in 1993 and shared its Pulitzer Prize in 2003 for stories about corporate scandals. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with honors from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in communications from Stanford University.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,600 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.