Jennifer L. Pozner founded Women In Media & News in 2001 to increase women's presence and power in the public debate through media analysis, education, advocacy and reform.
A widely published journalist and media critic, Pozner formerly directed the Women's Desk at the national media watch group FAIR, where she was a staff writer for Extra! magazine and the organizer of the national Feminist Coalition on Public Broadcasting. She also served as Media Watch columnist and contributing media editor for Sojourner: The Women's Forum, the dearly-departed national women’s newspaper.
Pozner has appeared as a commentator on ABC News Now's "Top Priority," Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," Fox News Network's "The O'Reilly Factor," Fox 5's "Good Day NY," Oxygen TV's "Pure Oxygen," Free Speech TV, Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now!" and "Wake Up Call," WNYC's "On The Media," CJAD's "News Radio Montreal," FAIR's syndicated radio show CounterSpin, and other commercial and independent radio stations. She is also featured in several independent documentary projects including such films as I Was a Teenage Feminist.
A noted public speaker, Pozner has conducted multi-media presentations and participated in panels and debates at dozens of colleges and conferences across the country. Additionally, she has worked closely with the women's human rights groups MADRE and Women for Afghan Women, and with a variety of other women-led social justice groups, including the Center for New Words’ WAM (Women, Action & Media) conference, Women Leaders Online and New Yorkers Say No To War.
And because laughter is both a powerful weapon and an activist’s best medicine, Pozner served for several years as volunteer coordinator of the New York City chapters of the "Billionaires for Bush (or Gore)" and the "Billionaires for More Media Mergers," political satire groups using humor to call attention to the corruptive influence of money in politics and media. She is a graduate of Hampshire College.
Linda Murphy is a lifelong entrepreneur, learner and teacher of business. She was the CEO and owner of Flex Enterprises, Inc. and led the company to a KPMG Top 100 Fastest Growing Businesses Award twice. Linda led her company for 25 years with a passion for coaching and sharing best business practices with others. She is now a professor at RIT in the Saunders College of Business.
Linda has her undergraduate degree from University of Delaware and Masters from Saunders College of Business at RIT. She is the President of International Business Co-Op (IDCO) and a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).
I recently celebrated my 13th anniversary of living in Rochester. I’ve enjoyed every moment. This is a great place to live!
I'm originally from Detroit but I moved a lot while pursuing my career. Before I came to Rochester, I served as the managing editor of the Wichita Eagle in Kansas. I worked in California as an editor for the Daily News of Los Angeles and top editor of the Valley Times in Pleasanton and Press-Courier in Oxnard. I spent seven years of my career with United Press International, a wire service serving newspapers and broadcasters. I started with UPI as a reporter in Chicago, opened a bureau in Davenport, Iowa, managed news bureaus in Springfield, Ill., and Salt Lake City and served as a regional executive for California.
Gannett hired me in October 1999 as managing editor of the Democrat and Chronicle and I was promoted to editor and vice president/news in January 2001.
I've been actively involved in Associated Press Managing Editors, an association of editors at AP member newspapers in the United States and Canada, and was honored to serve as association president in 2007 and foundation president in 2008. I currently serve as co-chair of the Diversity Committee for the American Society of News Editors.
I just completed work on a master’s degree in innovation management from the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology. I took classes at night and studied on the weekends. Now I like to tell my friends that I’m ready to pursue a master’s in fun!
My husband, Tod, and I live in Greece. We are members of Hope Lutheran Church. Tod is active in Greece Rotary and serves as a volunteer commissioner for the Greece Ridge Fire District. We have a strong network of friends and feel blessed to be here.
Margaret B. Bailey, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and is also the founding Executive Director of the nationally recognized women in engineering program called WE@RIT. She teaches Thermodynamics and advises undergraduate and graduate mechanical engineering students. Dr. Bailey explored engineering education as co-author of a major engineering textbook (Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics, 7th Edition). She has received numerous accolades including the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Excellence in Teaching Award (2008, nominee), Maria Mitchell Women in Science Award Recipient (2008), recipient of the WEPAN (Women in Engineering Proactive Network) Women in Engineering Program Award, and the Michie Teaching Award, USMA (nominee, 1999).
Shal Khazanchi is an Associate Professor of Management. Her research interests fall broadly in two streams, organizational fairness, and creativity and innovation. In the area of fairness, Shal's work has examined how employees assess organizational and supervisory fairness, and the effect of fairness perceptions on important outcomes such as employee creativity. In the area of creativity and innovation, her research seeks to understand the effects of various contextual and social factors on employee creativity and organizational innovation. Her current research include understanding processes underlying the production of creative ideas and products as well as creative judgments. Her research has been published or accepted in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Operations Management, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Currently hold the position of Executive Director of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Rochester ; providing overall organizational leadership for over 300 a 9.5M annual budget , 170,000 square foot facility , 2 off site camping facilities, and 11,000 individual members. Have held this position for 11 years. Prior to this served as the Associate Executive Director, Jewish Community Center, from 8/98-4/02
Worked for over 15 years as an organizational development consultant
Worked at RIT for 10 years as and employee relations administrator and as the administrator of staff training and development
I have lived and worked in Rochester for 36 years. Married to Michael Lebowitz, raised 3 sons.
Extensive experience in a variety of banking specialties serving the Rochester Community for over 30 years.
Nancy joined Key Bank in Rochester, NY in November, 2010. She serves as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Commercial Banking – Middle Market group. She manages banking relationships of companies headquartered in the Greater Rochester area with annual revenues in excess of $25 million. She served in a similar capacity for 5 years with Bank of America before joining KeyBank. Her extensive 30 + year career with JPMorgan Chase started with its local predecessor Lincoln First Bank. She has held positions in Private Banking, Global Treasury Management, Commercial and Retail Banking. Her proudest professional accomplishment was in 1980, she joined Lincoln’s Commercial Banking – Middle Market team as the first woman Commercial Relationship Manager in the history of Rochester. This paved the way for many more women to pursue commercial banking careers in Rochester. She enjoys mentoring your professional women interested in banking.
Nancy is community focused as she serves as a Board member of the Rochester Business Alliance’s Women’s Council and is active in Greater Rochester Enterprise, Rochester Rotary, Women’s Executive Network and Rochester Women’s Giving Circle.
She resides in Victor, NY with her husband, Andy and daughter Katrina. She is a member of Cobblestone Country Club and enjoys golf, winter skiing, boating and fishing on Canandaigua Lake. Nancy is a Rochester native, and attended Nazareth College of Rochester.