Patricia Sellers
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Patricia Sellers

With unmatched access to the greatest business leaders from the past three decades, Pattie Sellers has emerged as an authority on leadership and navigating the right path to career success.
Partner, SellersEaston Media, and Executive Director, Fortune MPW Summits and Live Content

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Professional Achievement
  • Women in Business Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Corporate Culture

Audience & Industry

  • Associations
  • Corporations
  • Sales Professionals
  • Senior Management Groups
  • Women's Events

With unmatched access to the greatest business leaders from the past three decades, Pattie Sellers has emerged as an authority on leadership and navigating the right path to career success.

Pattie Sellers is a renowned expert on purpose-driven leadership and premier customer service, as well as successful women and how they navigate their careers. A former assistant managing editor of Fortune, she is currently executive director of Fortune Most Powerful Women Summits and Live Content at Time Inc. On stage and in print, Sellers has done deep and definitive interviews with leaders such as Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, Oprah Winfrey, Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and Billie Jean King, among other legends of business, politics, sports, media and the arts.

Practicing what she preaches about power and success (“Real power is personal power”), Sellers launched SellersEaston Media (SEM) in 2016 with her Fortune colleague Nina Easton. SEM is a media company dedicated to producing enduring stories of outstanding achievers who understand that what matters most is impact. SEM helps individuals, companies and organizations capture and preserve their legacy on film, online, and in print, to reach their select audiences. 

Still overseeing Fortune MPW Summits and programs globally, Sellers is a recipient of Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work for Fortune and her broad contributions across its parent company. A Washington Post profile, The Rolodex that Redefined Power, describes her unmatched talent for interviewing and profiling successful people.

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Patricia Sellers' Speech Topics

On Women and Leadership

Women leaders tend to think about power horizontally—and manage that way too. Having spent the past 20 years studying women leaders—and building Most Powerful Women into Fortune’s biggest and most valuable franchise—Pattie Sellers has gained unparalleled access to America’s 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 power—in different ways than most men do.

A View from the Boardroom: How Great Leaders Lead

Entrepreneurs drive economic recovery—and 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.

Experienced Moderator

As the co-founder and executive director of Fortunes Most Powerful Women Summits, Pattie Sellers uses her sharp intellect and comfortable conversation style to play host, emcee and moderator to the preeminent gatherings of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, media and the arts. With warmth, humor and extensive knowledge on the latest trends in global business, Sellers deftly engages panels—and her audience—in vibrant discussions that create provocative and memorable and programs.

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 various 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 flexibility—in both managing and being managed—is an increasingly critical trait in today’s workplaces. Success favors the highly adaptable who are ready to swing to opportunities over here and over there.