Join us on July 9 for a virtual conversation with Susan Goldberg, editor in chief of National Geographic and the magazine’s first female editor. In addition to receiving numerous awards for journalism, Susan has been recognized repeatedly for leadership, most recently on InStyle magazine’s Badass 50 list of “women who are changing the world.” Venable partner Celeste Brecht, who has been lauded by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the “most influential woman attorneys,” will host the conversation.
Susan will discuss her recent book, Women: The National Geographic Image Collection, which looks at representations of women around the globe, and will share a selection of its powerful portraits.
We hope you can join us for a conversation that is sure to provide a fascinating insight into the communal but diverse experiences of women across the world and across time.
Celeste Brecht, Co-Chair, West Coast Litigation Group, Venable LLP
Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic; Editorial Director of National Geographic Partners
Who Inspires You?
"The person who has inspired me since childhood is Katharine Graham, the former publisher of the Washington Post. In the 1970s, when I was growing up and just starting to understand the power of journalism, I watched in wonder as she stood up to the Nixon administration during Watergate. The work her staff did ultimately brought down that president. I was, and remain, in awe of her bravery and wisdom."
Susan Goldberg on Katharine Graham
"My grandmother, Mary Lauhoff Brecht, has always been an inspiration. She graduated from college in 1934, serving as class president all four years, during a time when most people, let alone women, did not attend college and at the peak of the Great Depression. My grandfather teased that she was a “women’s libber before it was popular."
Celeste Brecht on her Grandmother