Pattie Sellers is a former assistant managing editor of Fortune and currently executive director of Fortune Most Powerful Women Summits and Live Content at Time Inc. An award-winning magazine writer, interviewer and multimedia journalist, she has written more than 20 cover stories during her three-decade career at Fortune. Her resume includes groundbreaking interviews with Warren Buffett, Rupert Murdoch, and General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, and definitive profiles of Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, Oprah Winfrey, Coca-Cola Chairman Muhtar Kent, Former Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Heineken heir Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken, and many other leaders in global business and other fields.
Sellers is co-founder with Nina Easton of Sellers Easton Media (SEM), a media company dedicated to producing enduring stories of outstanding achievers who understand that what matters most is impact: how you make a difference in the world, how ideas change lives, and how a life well-lived can give meaning to others. They help individuals, companies and organizations capture and preserve their legacy on film, online, and in print, to reach their select audiences.
Sellers co-founded and now oversees Fortune Most Powerful Women (MPW) events and programs. MPW began in 1998 as an annual ranking of the top women in the business, and has grown to be the magazine’s largest and most valuable franchise. Fortune MPW now includes six conferences annually across the globe. She also co-founded and directs various MPW programs, including the Fortune-U.S. State Department Global Women Mentoring Partnership and the Goldman Sachs-Fortune Global Women Leaders Award.
In 2013, Sellers won Time Inc.’s prestigious MVP (Most Valuable Performer) award for her innovative work at Fortune and her broad contributions across its parent company. She was celebrated in a Washington Post profile of her entitled, The Rolodex that Redefined Power, as it described her unmatched talent for interviewing and writing about very successful people.