Pattie Sellers

Co-Founder of JOURNEY and Co-CEO of SellersEaston Media

Pattie’s journey began in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and took her to the University of Virginia, where she created a magazine called Creator—her first stab at profiling leaders and innovators. Never imagining a career in business journalism, she fell into a job at a startup, The Washington Business Journal, and loved it because business leaders, she realized, can change the world. Two years later, Pattie landed an entry-level reporter job at Fortune, quickly moved up to writer, and built a reputation for procuring hard-to-get interviews and probing the humanity of leaders. Pattie pioneered deep coverage of women business leaders—a tiny club in 1998 when she co-founded Fortune Most Powerful Women. Over the next 22 years, Pattie led MPW, expanding it from a list to a conference to a community with events around the world. She co-founded (with Dina Powell McCormick) the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and other programs to support women leaders. Prodded by many MPW to do her own thing, Pattie took the leap in 2016, co-founding SellersEaston Media with Nina Easton to tell stories of leadership and impact for prominent companies, non-profits, and people. Pattie is Co-CEO of SellersEaston. Her lifelong passion to connect and empower women leaders now continues with JOURNEY.