Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling will share stories from across the country and around the world as the opening keynote speaker at the NEW Leadership Summit 2017, September 27-29 in Washington, D.C.
The Summit will focus on how to survive — and thrive — in fast-changing times. More than 1,200 industry executives and emerging leaders are expected to attend the conference, which will include breakout learning sessions for women and men at every level, general sessions with some of the industry’s top leaders, and special events like the 6th annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.
NEW members save $300 when they register by August 9.
From the front
As executive producer and host of CNN’s “This Is Life,” Ling has explored the scourge of prescription pill addiction in Utah, the recent influx of women in North Dakota’s boomtown, and a town in the rural Midwest where young men aspire to be priests.
For five seasons, she executive produced and hosted Our America on OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, where she witnessed the manifestation of PTSD in returning veterans of war and went undercover to investigate the underage sex trafficking of minors in the nation’s capital.
As the former field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Ling reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the MS-13 gang in Central America. Ling began her career as a correspondent for Channel One News and later co-hosted ABC's popular daytime show “The View.”