Pattie Sellers
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Pattie Sellers

A master storyteller and interviewer, Pattie Sellers expertly explains how the most successful leaders use power, purpose, and personal storytelling to build successful careers and legacies.
Co-CEO, SellersEaston Media, and Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit

Expertise In:

  • Leadership
  • Professional Achievement
  • Corporate Culture
  • Media and Journalism
  • Women in Leadership

Audience & Industry

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

A master storyteller and interviewer, Pattie Sellers expertly explains how the most successful leaders use power, purpose, and personal storytelling to build successful careers and legacies.

SellersEaston Media Co-CEO Pattie Sellers is an award-winning writer, producer, interviewer, and multimedia journalist. Following 32 years at Fortune Magazine—where Sellers co-founded and built Most Powerful Women, served as Assistant Managing Editor, and wrote cover stories about pioneers and world-changers (from Buffett to Gates to Murdoch to Oprah Winfrey)—she speaks, on stages across the globe, about extraordinary leadership, power and purpose, personal storytelling, and building a successful career and legacy.

In "Survivors and Thrivers,” their presentation designed for WSB clients, Sellers and veteran award-winning journalist Nina Easton share insight-filled and engaging stories of prominent leaders who have successfully navigated crises–from 9/11 to the 2008 financial meltdown to the COVID-19 pandemic. Combining deep-dive research with decades of personal experience with top business leaders, Sellers and Easton use case examples to build out a roadmap for what works, and what doesn’t—providing timely guidance on decision-making, teamwork, and resilience in uncertain times. 

Sellers is Co-CEO of SellersEaston Media, which produces independent documentaries and premium-quality multimedia content—articles, books, films, videos, digital storytelling, live and virtual events—for prominent families, CEOs and other leaders, global non-profit organizations, and Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, SAP, and Visa. Sellers also continues to chair and co-host the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.

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Pattie Sellers' Speech Topics

Survivors and Thrivers: A Special WSB Series

In this custom-designed presentation for WSB clients, Pattie Sellers and veteran award-winning journalist Nina Easton share stories of prominent leaders who have successfully navigated crises, from 9/11 to the 2008 financial meltdown to the COVID-19 pandemic, and describe the lessons they learned in finding courage, making tough decisions, building teams, and creating resilient organizations. These are timeless and valuable lessons for any company or organization. And the stories are real—from Sellers' and Easton's extraordinary access to Fortune 500 CEOs and prominent political leaders during the past three decades.

Experienced Moderator

“Pattie is a terrific interviewer and she always gets it right.” - Warren Buffett. Whether she is interviewing a leader or moderating a panel, Pattie Sellers brings to any live or virtual event a superb mix of preparedness, expertise, sharp intellect, and gentle style that is essential to bringing out the best in interviewees. And as an emcee, Sellers engages audiences with warmth, humor, and the kind of agility that is key to making a show flow with ease.

On Women and Leadership

Having spent the past 30 years studying women leaders—and overseeing the expansion of Fortune Most Powerful Women—Pattie Sellers has gained unparalleled access to the world’s top women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, and beyond. Her views about how they succeed—and fail—are fresh and provocative. (Women leaders tend to think about power horizontally—which sometimes steers them away from the C-suite.) Sellers shares lessons in leadership and career-building and also exclusive stories about getting to know Melinda Gates, Sheryl Sandberg, Barbara Streisand, and many female Fortune 500 CEOs.

Beyond the Corporate Ladder: New Career Paradigms

The most successful people think of their careers as jungle gyms, where rewards come from moving in several directions—not just up. This sounds scary, but in a fast-changing and unpredictable world, it’s not only smart but essential to think beyond the career ladder. With expertise on careers that comes from interviewing the world’s most prominent leaders, Pattie Sellers explains how peripheral vision, broad mindset, and flexibility are keys to success. Opportunity knocks? Swing!