Media Kit

About Joanne Cleaver

Joanne Cleaver has been a business journalist since 1981. She was a deputy business editor and real estate editor with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 2004 – 2008 and senior content producer for Tribune Digital from 2010 to 2012.

Uninterrupted since 1981, Cleaver has freelanced for publications ranging from Crain’s Chicago Business to Good Housekeeping. She designed and subsequently managed six cycles of the groundbreaking Working Woman Top 25 Companies for Executive Women list, creating a methodology for apples-to-apples analysis of the status of women in various workplaces. She evolved that methodology to the MOVE Project, which measures and supports the advancement of women in the accounting and transportation industries.

As president of Wilson-Taylor Associates, Cleaver designs and implements strategic messaging and content for organizations. Certified through Media Skills, she trains business leaders and subject matter experts to get their messages to their audiences through media interviews.

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Books by Joanne Cleaver

The Career LatticeTwain, Plains & AutomobilesSomewhere Over the Dan RyanDoing Children's Museums





The Career Lattice (McGraw Professional, 2012)
Find and Keep Customers for your Small Business (CCH, 2001)
Use the Internet to Grow Your Business (Inc., 2001)
Work From Home Solutions (David C. Cook, 1994)
Twain, Plains & Automobiles (Chicago Review Press, 1994)
Somewhere Over the Dan Ryan (Chicago Review Press, 1991, 1994)
Doing Children’s Museums (Williamson, 1989, 1992)

About CAEL

CAEL logoThe Council for Adult and Experiential Learning collaborates with business leaders to design and implement workplace learning programs that help adults use what they already know to gain new skills and to accelerate their careers. CAEL popularized the term “the career lattice” in 2002, applying it to career development programs for the healthcare industry. Through an exclusive arrangement, The Career Lattice draws on CAEL’s rich array of case studies, training materials and expertise.