BINDERCON

What began as a response to Mitt Romney’s “binders full of women” quip during the 2012 presidential debate and dismal statistics around gender disparity in the media became a new and exciting type of female community. Naturally, we wanted in.

That’s why, when the women behind BinderCon came to us with the idea for a conference aimed at increasing the diversity of voices in the media and literary arts by empowering women and gender non-conforming writers through biannual professional development conferences, we knew these were our people.

The first BinderCon, hosted in October 2014, gathered over 500 writers for a weekend full of panels, workshops, and networking events for women at all stages of their writing careers. Our contribution? We hosted a luncheon featuring former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson and Director of the Tow Center for Journalism, Emily Bell. Emily presided over a colorful conversation with Jill on her four-decade career and stint at the NYT. The timeliness, impact and receptivity of BinderCon was astounding. So much so, that…

We were the leading sponsor of the March 2015 BinderCon LA Conference