SellersEaston Media Co-CEO Pattie Sellers is an award-winning writer, producer, and multimedia journalist. In 2016, after writing for Fortune Magazine for 32 years, Pattie and fellow senior Fortune editor Nina Easton launched SellersEaston Media to tell stories of leadership and impact. At SellersEaston, Pattie writes books, produces videos and films, and creates other premium multimedia content for CEOs, prominent families, global non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies such as Accenture, Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, PayPal, SAP, and Visa. Pattie and the SellersEaston team also produce independent documentaries (including Port of Destiny: Peace about Nobel Peace Prize-winning Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos).
Before starting SellersEaston, Pattie was an assistant managing editor of Fortune. She wrote more than 20 Fortune cover stories and earned the trust of countless CEOs and other global leaders—such as Warren Buffett, Melinda Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner, and Oprah Winfrey—to do exclusive and definitive profiles.
Pattie chaired the annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit through 2020. She co-founded Most Powerful Women (MPW) in 1998 and helped build it into Fortune's largest and most valuable franchise. In 2013, Pattie won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work and leadership at Fortune. A Washington Post profile of Pattie, “The Rolodex that Redefined Power,” describes her unmatched talent for interviewing and writing about successful people. Pattie is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Virginia.
Episode #1562 Pattie Sellers: "Power is what you make it" with Pattie Sellers
Pattie Sellers is one of the great storytellers of our time. Co-founder of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women and SellersEaston Media, she reflects on an extraordinary 36 years profiling the world’s most inspiring leaders, from Oprah Winfrey to Melinda Gates, showcasing that “Power is what you make it.”
Pattie’s dream job was writing about the arts. She shares her philosophy of approaching your career as a jungle gym rather than a ladder and being open to unexpected opportunities. You never know how they’ll shape your story.