Sherri Langburt conceived of Single Edition more than 13 years ago when at 24, she chose independence over matrimony and career over homemaking. Living alone in a big new city, Sherri quickly discovered the negative misconceptions and stereotypes facing today’s single adults and the serious shortage of support resources for unmarried individuals – an influential and overlooked population segment.
Over the course of her personal and professional journey, Sherri’s proof of concept became increasingly clear and was consistently validated by real life experiences as a single woman. In 2007, after developing years of interactive marketing and business development expertise as well as exposure to global media and CPG companies, Sherri launched Single Edition Media, the company of which she always dreamed. Today, Single Edition Media makes lasting impressions through SingleEdition.com, content syndication with third party publishers as well as lifestyle learning events & seminars and through other experiential marketing programs.
|Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard, 1979) is a social psychologist and the author of Singled Out: How Singles are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After (St. Martin's Press, 2006). In Singled Out, and in her other work on people who are single, DePaulo has drawn from social science data to challenge the stereotypes of people who are single. DePaulo has also offered seminars and workshops on the science of singlehood. She is the recipient of a number of honors and awards, such as the James McKeen Cattell Award and the Research Scientist Development Award, and has served in various leadership positions in professional organizations. DePaulo has written op-ed essays for newspapers such as the New York Times, Newsday, and the San Francisco Chronicle, and she is also a contributor to the Huffington Post. Bella DePaulo has discussed the place of singles in society on radio and television, including NPR and CNN, and has often been quoted in newspapers and magazines. She is currently a Visiting Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Visit her website at www.BellaDePaulo.com.|
|Liz Bazini has been working as a marketing and communications professional in the technology and the Internet sectors for more than 10 years. As Vice President at Connors Communications in New York City, Liz works with emerging technology start-up companies offering strategic council on competitive positioning as well as executing an effective public relations campaign on and offline. In addition to managing accounts and a team, her role encompasses organizational decision affecting the growth and direction of the company. Prior to joining Connors in 2004, Liz was an independent consultant developing marketing plans for technology and consumer goods companies in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Before going out on her own, Liz served as Director of Marketing and Communications for Interactive Classified Corporation - a developer of Interactive Voice Response solutions and Web-based applications for consumer service brands. From 1998 to 2002 Liz worked her way up to Senior Account Executive at Verrecchia Group Communications - a high-tech PR agency. Liz has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a major in Marketing from Concordia University in Montreal and a Certificate in International Business from American University, Washington, D.C.|
|Lisa-Nicolle (Nicky) Grist is Executive Director of the Alternatives to Marriage Project, a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. AtMP advocates for equality and fairness for unmarried people, including people who are single, choose not to marry, cannot marry, or live together before marriage. It provides support and information for this fast-growing constituency, fights discrimination on the basis of marital status, and educates the public and policymakers about relevant social and economic issues. AtMPâ€™s position is that marriage is only one of many acceptable family forms, and that society should recognize and support healthy relationships in all their diversity. Nicky Grist came to AtMP with an extensive background in nonprofit management and public policy analysis. From 1987 through 2005, she worked in local and federal government, foundations, research institutions and non-profits in New York City and Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining AtMP, she served eight years as the executive director of a community-based housing counseling organization. Nicky graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Yale College. She holds a masters degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and an Executive Program certificate from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.|