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Dwell President Snags Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award

The 2012 recipient of the Exceptional Woman in Publishing Award is Michela O’Connor Abrams, president of Dwell Media.  She will be presented with the award during the fourth annual Women’s Leadership Conference on March 7th in San Francisco.

Most notably during her nine-year tenure at Dwell, O’Connor Abrams conceived the trade show Dwell on Design and helped to develop the brand’s digital platforms, which were recently recognized “#1 Most Innovative” in AffinityResearch’s August 2011 survey.

The award, presented by Exceptional Women in Publishing, recognizes women leaders in publishing and media and past recipients include mediabistro.com’s very own Laurel Touby, Gloria Steinman, Katrina vanden Heuvel of The Nation, and Ardath Rodale and Marie Rodale of Rodale, Inc.

Photo courtesy of Dwell Media.

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.