Bio

Joanne Cleaver, president of content development consultancy Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., helps industries figure out how they are doing in terms of advancing women, and how they can do better. Through the MOVE Project, a research methodology Cleaver designed that has transformed the accounting, cable television and other industries, women gain lifelong economic independence by investing in careers and companies that evolve. The power of lateral moves to fuel career success frames The Career Lattice, (McGraw Professional, 2012), Cleaver’s seventh book.

Cleaver is a ‘valued source,’ in the words of one Wall St. Journal reporter, for insights on pay equity, women’s career advancement, corporate culture, career pathing, and entrepreneurship. She has been quoted in the Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times/Ignites, and in numerous business publications and has been interviewed by WGN and other regional radio show hosts. She is a former deputy business/real estate editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; a former content manager for Tribune Digital; and holds an MSJ and BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Cleaver co-chairs the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

Sub-specialites: Women’s career advancement, Pay equity practices and policies, Corporate culture, Leadership development culture and programs, Work-life culture and programs, Women’s business ownership, Entrepreneurship, Creative self-employment and freelancing, Career paths, Lateral career development, Retirement career transitions and self-employment, Work-life balance, Corporate communication and messaging, Mentorship and executive sponsorship

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