Joanne Y. Cleaver
Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc. is led by Joanne Cleaver. A strategic communication consultant and business journalist, she earned a BSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1980 and an MSJ in 1981, with an emphasis on economic reporting. She has written extensively for consumer and business publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Crain’s New York Business, Working Woman, Working Mother, Pink, Home Office Computing, Small Business Computing, Ticker, and many others. She has authored seven books: four on business growth and three on family travel. The Career Lattice was published in mid 2012 by McGraw Business. Cleaver is a member of 85 Broads; the American Society of Journalists and Authors; and contributes pro bono professional services to the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago.
Designing the groundbreaking Working Woman Top 25 Companies for Executive Women list in 1998 and managing it for five more project cycles led her to develop the proprietary MOVE methodology that equips groups to advocate for women in their industries. This methodology stresses the business imperative for recruiting, retaining and advancing women, because more women means more sales, profits and growth. MOVE is the standard for advancing women in three industries. In 2011, Joanne became certified in the Media Skills methodology of media training. Her book, The Career Lattice, is to be published in 2012 by McGraw Business.
In her fifteen years as a newspaper reporter and editor, blogger and freelance writer covering human resources practices, Heather Lalley has managed coverage of a wide scope of topics and has managed projects of all sizes.
Todd Beamon has been a business journalist for more than 25 years. He has served as a manager and editor for such news organizations as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Daily News and Baltimoresun.com.