It brings us immense joy...

to herald the union of Penguin Random House and Storehouse to forge Women & Words. This pioneering program is not merely a platform but a commitment to amplifying the stories of underrepresented women, ensuring they are not just narrated but enshrined in print.

What elevates our program is its very essence—it’s conceived for you, shaped by you. Earlier this year, we reached out for your voice, your perspective. We sought to understand the challenges you face in the publishing landscape, your literary dreams, and your desires for this initiative. The response was overwhelming, both in numbers and insight. With your generous contribution, we’ve sculpted a program tailored to meet your unique aspirations.

Cohort 1 Featured Speakers

Sanyu Dillion

President, Penguin Random House
Publishing 101

Porscha Burke

PROGRAM MODERATOR
DIRECTOR, DEI STRATEGY, SENIOR EDITOR, RANDOM HOUSE

Jamia Wilson

VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR, RANDOM HOUSE
PUBLISHING 101

Matthew Schwartz

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DIRECTOR DIGITAL STRATEGY, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
PUBLISHING 101

Phoebe Yeh

VICE PRESIDENT, CO-PUBLISHER, CROWN BOOKS
PUBLISHING 101