Author Archives: Patricia Sellers
  • Corporate boards earn a "D" for diversity

    By Patricia Sellers


    When I started my career at Fortune in 1984, corporate America was a land of white men. As I say in my talks about women and power, bosses back then were white men without facial hair.

    We've come a long way—just look at Fortune's Most Powerful Women list.

    But a new report on Fortune 500 board composition, released by the Alliance for Board Diversity this morning, should make diversity champions weep.

    The MORE

    - May 2, 2011 7:37 AM ET
  • Why women don't reach the top

    by Patricia Sellers

    New York Times columnist Nick Kristof once said that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Brothers & Sisters, the world might not have ended up in the soup it's in.

    That's a good line. And champions of gender diversity flog it far and wide now that the topic of women and power is hotter than ever. That's because, as Kristof notes in today's op-ed, "Don't Write Men Off Just Yet," MORE

    - Jul 22, 2010 12:37 PM ET
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Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers
Senior Editor at Large, Fortune
Executive Director of MPW/Live Content, Time Inc.

Pattie Sellers has written more than 20 Fortune cover stories including "Marissa Mayer: Ready to Rumble at Yahoo," "Muhtar Kent's New Coke," "Oprah's Next Act", "The $100 Billion Woman" (Melinda Gates), and "Gone with the Wind" (Ted Turner). She co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women and oversees the Fortune MPW Summit, the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business and beyond—and programs such as Fortune MPW Entrepreneurs and the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Leaders Mentoring Partnership. Pattie also develops Live Content across Time Inc. Her blog, Postcards, is about how power players lead and navigate their careers. Pattie won Time Inc.'s prestigious MVP award for her performance in 2012.

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