8:45–9:45 / Ventana Room
Hosted by Bay Area Women in Publishing
Moderator / Scott Norton, University of California Press
Cynthia Shannon Book Marketing Specialist, Goodreads
Maureen Forys Director, Happenstance Type-O-Rama
Guillian Hetzler Digital Content Manager, Benetech
Johanna Vondeling Vice President International Sales and Business Development, Berrett-Koehler
As dramatic changes in publishing redefine our jobs, many of us wonder if we've wandered from our career paths into uncharted territory. These four accomplished publishing professionals will tell the stories of their careers and demonstrate how the power of narrative can help you to keep your ambitions on track. All members of the Bay Area Women in Publishing Group, they will describe the challenges they have faced in a male-dominated industry and their efforts to increase the visibility of women as innovators and thought leaders in book publishing. In the process, they will share strategies for maintaining a sense of control over your career destiny.