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Pattie Sellers    

Chair of Fortune's Most Powerful Women & Award-Winning Multimedia Journalist; Co-Founder & CEO at SellersEaston Media

An award-winning magazine writer, interviewer and multimedia journalist, SellersEaston Media Co-CEO Pattie Sellers is a former assistant managing editor of Fortune and currently Chair of the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.

Pattie cofounded Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW), which began in 1998 as an annual ranking of the top women in the business, and has grown to be the magazine’s largest and most valuable franchise. It is the preeminent gathering of women leaders in business, philanthropy, government, academia, and the arts. Pattie oversees six annual Fortune MPW conferences across the globe. Pattie also cofounded and directs various MPW programs, including the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award.

Pattie wrote more than 20 cover stories during her three decades writing for Fortune. Pattie’s resume includes groundbreaking interviews with Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and Nike founder Phil Knight, and definitive profiles of Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Oprah Winfrey, former Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, Heineken heir Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, and many other leaders in global business and other fields.

In 2013, Pattie won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work at Fortune and her broad contributions across its then-parent company. The Washington Post profile of Pattie, “The Rolodex that Redefined Power,” describes her unmatched talent for interviewing and writing about successful people.

Sellers grew up in Allentown, Pa., graduated from the University of Virginia in 1982, and started at Fortune in 1984. She began her career in business journalism by covering the big consumer brand companies.

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