About Joanne Cleaver
Joanne Cleaver can provide insights, trend commentary, strategy and tips about:
- career strategies and related trends for individuals, employers and industries
- strategic messaging for organizations
- navigating media interviews
- advancing women in the workplace
Since 1999, Cleaver has designed and managed career trend research projects for industry associations and major publications. She has authored seven books, all traditionally published, the most recent being The Career Lattice (McGraw Professional, 2012). As president of strategic communication firm Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., she has designed and managed numerous national research projects that measure and support the advancement of women in the workplace. She has been quoted on and published commentary about career topics in national consumer and business publications, including Fortune, the Wall St. Journal, Crain’s New York Business, the Chicago Tribune, and others.
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. See her own career lattice here.
Uninterrupted since 1981, Cleaver has freelanced for publications ranging from Crain’s Chicago Business to Good Housekeeping. See her professional portfolio here. In 1998, 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 leads contract editorial teams that design and manage editorial and research projects for associations and companies. She collaborates with executives and subject matter experts to ghostwrite books, white papers, case studies and reports, and to prepare them to comment on the record, at any time, for any type of media interview.
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Books by Joanne Cleaver
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)