Diversity Reboot Summit

What's Next For Media-Orgs Pledging More Diversity?

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What's Next For Media-Orgs Pledging More Diversity?

Just one month ago, Krissah Thompson became the first black woman Managing Editor in the Washington Post's 143-year history. Join PowerToFly CoFounder (and former Washington Post Executive Director of Digital News) Katharine Zaleski for an honest discussion on how the media can combat racism and promote inclusion both within its own ranks and in the world at large.

Meet The Speakers

Krissah Thompson
Krissah Thompson
Managing Editor of Diversity and Inclusion, The Washington Post

Krissah Thompson is The Washington Post’s Managing Editor of Diversity and Inclusion. She is the first Black woman to hold the Managing Editor title at the organization. She began her career at The Washington Post in 2001 and has held multiple roles including intern, Business reporter, covering presidential campaigns and writing about civil rights and race. Before becoming an editor in the Style section, she covered the first lady’s office, politics and culture. She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and College of Liberal Arts Plan II honors program. She also earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Katharine Zaleski
Katharine Zaleski
CoFounder and President at PowerToFly
I'm the Co-Founder and President of PowerToFly, the largest platform companies use to engage women in tech, digital, sales and marketing. I love working with Fortune 50 enterprises to fast-growing startups that are adapting to be more inclusive and diverse. At PowerToFly, we've honed two distinct work streams to build diverse pipelines of underrepresented women in tech, sales, digital and marketing that are creating measurable results for talent acquisition leaders to show their C suites. From events that garner lead lists of mid to senior women in tech to media campaigns for sales roles, we're unlocking how to build truly diverse hiring pipelines. Thanks to the methods we've pioneered at PowerToFly, I was also named as one of Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. I frequently write and contribute to The New York Times, Quartz, Business Insider, Fortune and Forbes on how companies can solve their diversity hiring challenges. I also blog frequently at https://blog.powertofly.com/. Before I decided to cofound PowerToFly to tackle gender disparity, I was in media, where I started my career as the sixth employee of the Huffington Post. I left in November 2009 to take a role at The Washington Post as Executive Producer and Head of Digital News Products. Before co-founding PowerToFly, I was the Founding Managing Editor of NowThis.