Christiane Amanpour, Lee Woodruff and Anna Quindlen Lead More Magazine's NYC Reinvention Convention

550 Women Came Together for a Day of Connections and Conversations on Style and Substance

Oct 20, 2010, 12:55 ET from Meredith Publications

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- More magazine and editor-in-chief Lesley Jane Seymour hosted the fourth annual Reinvention Convention on October 18th, bringing together 550 women interested in revitalizing their careers, finances, style and health.

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The 2010 Convention, held at Pier 60 in New York City, featured a Q&A with Christiane Amanpour, anchor of ABC's Sunday morning political affairs program, This Week.  In an interview with More contributor and former 20/20 contributor Lynn Sherr, Amanpour spoke about how the fact that she's a woman has played a role in landing key interviews and how she learned to allow time for both work and family.

"It gets me places where men aren't allowed.  Being a woman gets my foot in the door sometimes.  Once I'm in the door, well, I do what I have to do," she said.  "I could not have done what I've done professionally if I had chosen marriage and motherhood first."

This year's convention was emceed by Good Morning America contributor and bestselling author Lee Woodruff, who sat down with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anna Quindlen.  Calling Quindlen "her dream interview," Woodruff led an incredibly entertaining back and forth about politics, motherhood, glass ceilings, role models, and the work-life balance.  When women asked questions about work-life balance, Quindlen wondered out loud why young men never ask these questions and then stated, "Young men still believe that they will balance work and life by getting a wife."

Other speakers for the More Reinvention Convention included:

  • Dr. Gail Saltz, Psychiatrist, columnist, bestselling author, and television commentator
  • Tim Quinn, celebrity makeup artist
  • Pamela Peeke MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health Television, and host of Discovery's Fit to Live series, based on her latest book
  • Dr. Alan Altman, President, International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health
  • Sally Koslow, Novelist, journalist writing coach and teacher
  • Barbara Jones, Editorial Director of Hyperion Books
  • Deborah Siegel, Founding Partner of She Writes
  • Pamela Mitchell, founder and CEO of The Reinvention Institute
  • Laurie Puhn, relationship expert and author of the new book, Fight Less, Love More
  • Rita Cosby, Emmy Award-winning television host, journalist, special correspondent for CBS's Inside Edition and author of Quiet Hero
  • Susan Wysocki, RN, President/CEO, National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health

For the first time ever, More worked with Michael Young Productions to produce a reinvention-themed TV show that will be syndicated in markets across the country later this fall.

The More Reinvention Convention is sponsored by Wells Fargo, Giorgio Armani Cosmetics, Merz Aesthetics and StriVectin. genConnect is the online partner and The Wall Street Journal the media partner.  Visit for more information.

About More Magazine

Launched in September 1998, critically acclaimed More is the only lifestyle publication that celebrates women of style and substance. More shares the latest on beauty, fashion, health, career, finance, travel and culture with a community of influential women interested in reinventing themselves and their world.  The magazine is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation with a rate base of 1.3 million and readership of nearly 1.9 million with the highest income among all women's magazines. More was named 2006 Magazine of the Year by Ad Age and also landed on the publication's "A List" of Top 10 magazines in 2007, 2005 and 2003.  Adweek named More to its 2009 "Hot List," Capell's Circulation Report honored More as one of the Top 10 Newsstand Performers in 2006, while Media named More the "Best Women's Lifestyle Magazine" of 2004. Visit

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