Leadership Reimagined: Pattie Sellers

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and her commitment to gender parity, inclusion, and diversity.

Episode 13: “Redefining Power: Telling Stories of Impact

Redefining power yet again through another kind of storytelling alongside Co-CEO Nina Easton, Pattie founded SellersEaston Media, a content creation company that produces stories of leadership and impact.

“A life worth living is a life of impact”

Having devoted her entire career in media, Pattie spent the last 3 decades interviewing world leaders. For her unmatched talent in interviewing and writing about CEOs and other leaders, The Washington Post described her profile as “the Rolodex that Redefined Power”. Pattie wrote the first business story that Oprah Winfrey ever agreed to do in 2002, first ever solo profile that Melinda Gates agreed to in 2008, and over the years exclusively interviewed Marissa Mayer, Warren Buffett, Howard Schultz, and Rupert Murdoch, to name only a few.

Pattie Sellers is the Co-founder of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women which began in 1998, where Fortune ranks the top women in business annually and MPW has grown, via a series of annual summits around the world, to be Fortune’s largest and most VALUABLE franchise, convening some of the most powerful women. This summit is so influential, placing women on stage in front of an audience of their peers, as Pattie describes  “women reveal their humanity, making it much more fashionable today…no leader is a born leader, every leader has started out insecure, vulnerable, not knowing a lot…learns along the way, many ups and downs, nobody’s path is smooth.”

As we at Ellig Group are so aligned in our support of women, it is an honor we share Pattie’s insights and thoughtful leadership on another game-changing episode of Leadership Reimagined –  Redefining Power: Telling Stories of Impact.

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