nilofer merchant

Recovering Business executive (Apple, Autodesk, Adobe/GoLive).
Turned Author (2 books on collaborative work)
Harvard Published book was named by Fast Company as one of the best business books of 2012.
Named by Thinkers50 (The oscars of management) as the #1 person to shape the future of management in both theory and practice.
Viking/Penguin publish her 3rd book in 2016.


Bobbi I. Booker

Bobbi Booker is an award-winning Philadelphia-based journalist, radio personality and blogger whose editorial experience includes news, culture, lifestyle, business, sports, politics and entertainment for diverse outlets, including The Philadelphia Tribune,,, Philadelphia magazine, Philadelphia Weekly, Smooth magazine, and host of “Spirit Soul Music” on WRTI 90.1.

Ms. Booker has completed the 2008 Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution and is a 2005 Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Journalism Institute in Classical Music and Opera at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and 2008 Fellow of the NEA Arts Journalism Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival at Duke University.

Ms. Booker was honored by Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes with the 2008 7th Senatorial District Community Service Award and has received three (2010, 2011 & 2013) National Newspaper Publishers Association’s Merit Award for The Philadelphia Tribune Best Lifestyle Section.

Justin Michael Carissimo

I’m pretty good at breaking news and have a broad range of genres I’m comfortable writing for. Follow me on Twitter!

Paula Penn-Nabrit

My interest and specialty is my holistically healthy, self-constructed, 3D life-I practice balance between my spiritual, intellectual and physical existence. Recently widowed; had twins during law school, president of management consulting firm, wrote book about home schooling our african american sons and their admittance to ivy league schools.


Elizabeth Aguilera

Broad range of print and radio experience:
– currently healthcare reporter at NPR-affiliate in Los Angeles
– immigration and demographics reporter at San Diego Union-Tribune
– business reporter, urban affairs and features reporter during seven years at the Denver Post
– business reporter at the Orange County Register

Highlights include: project on sex trafficking from Mexico to the U.S.; track immigration policy and report on political trends; coverage of the 2008 DNC; chronicled the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; wrote about the effects of the Great Recession on families; feature stories about farmers and victims of HIV/AIDS in Cuba before the recent change in U.S. policy.

Award-winning reporter, loves a good story, easy to work with, meets deadlines, willing to go anywhere for storytelling and covering news.

Graduate of Pepperdine University and University of Southern California.

Member of IRE, NAHJ and JAWS.

Resume and references available.

Marcus Jones

I’m a student at NYU Gallatin so I’m basically studying how media is expanding and changing, and making sure it changes for the better (more representation of marginalized groups, acceptable humor, wider definitions of what we may consider a film or television show). Great with video production, public speaking, and social media management too. Also available for internships or fellowships.

Willing to write just about any article involving Kanye West.

Ellen Lee

* Former business/tech staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle

* Also worked at the Contra Costa Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Oregonian, and The Washington Post

* Longtime volunteer, board member, chapter president, etc. of the Asian American Journalists Association

Laura Shin

I’m the author of the Forbes ebook “The Millennial Game Plan: Career And Money Secrets To Succeed In Today’s World.”

I am a contributor to and write regularly for the magazine. I also write for Fortune, Fast Company, More, The Week, ZDNet and have published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and many others.

I’m represented by Krista Ingebretson at the Susan Golomb Literary Agency. I’m a board member of Out of the Binders, Inc., a non-profit that organizes conferences and other professional development series for female and gender non-conforming writers.

I often speak at conferences or on webcasts on the subjects of money and freelancing, and earning more money/negotiating.