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Oct 16, 2008 9:06 pm

Hi everyone,



I know this is a forum for brokers & advisors -- I'm sorry to barge in like this, but I'm a writer for the women's mag Glamour, and we're casting a super wide net for a story we're working on. We're trying to get a first-person view of the financial crisis, so we're hoping to find a woman who was affected by the meltdown -- someone who, until recently, was working on Wall Street -- to tell our readers her story. We're looking for someone under 45, since that's Glamour's demographic, to talk about what it was like to be a part of the turmoil -- what she's learned, what it's been like for her day to day dealing with the job loss, etc.



Right now, I'm just in the process of background reporting, so it's totally casual and off the record. It's a magazine piece, not breaking news, and we're just trying to find the right person to work with. I imagine it won't be the easiest story to tell, but it's an important one.



Our purpose here is twofold: a) for our readers to have a better understanding of this crucial time in US history and b) for our readers to make connections to their own lives, especially in terms of their lifestyles/finances -- to learn from this woman's personal experience -- perhaps what she wishes she'd done differently, what general advice she might have, etc.



My contact info is below -- I'm happy to talk casually with anyone who might be willing to share their story with our readers. Thanks so much and again, sorry to barge in on your forum.



Thanks, everyone.

Whitney



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Oct 17, 2008 12:47 am

I nominate Abbey Joseph Cohen or Trilby Lundberg.  They should really resonate with your readers.

Oct 17, 2008 7:27 pm

Come on, guys.  Let's help sweet ol' Whitney out with some suggestions.

Oct 17, 2008 8:48 pm


I know this is a forum for brokers & advisors -- I'm sorry to barge in like this, but I'm a writer for the women's mag Glamour, and we're casting a super wide net for a story we're working on. We're trying to get a first-person view of the financial crisis, so we're hoping to find a woman who was affected by the meltdown -- someone who, until recently, was working on Wall Street -- to tell our readers her story. We're looking for someone under 45, since that's Glamour's demographic, to talk about what it was like to be a part of the turmoil -- what she's learned, what it's been like for her day to day dealing with the job loss, etc.


 
Sounds to me like the magazine has a hit piece in mind.  Why else would they be looking for a girl who didn't make it, instead of a woman who did?
 
Why not profile Babbling Looney?  An articulate woman who is making it in rural California.
Oct 17, 2008 8:52 pm

Hi Provocative Put,



Glamour is hoping to talk to someone who lost their job because we'd like our readers to get a real understanding of what that's like. We're trying to give a macro view of this crisis (the subject's experience would teach readers more about what happened in general) and a micro view (what's it like to go through this? what has she learned? does she have any advice for readers?, etc.)...



Thanks!

Whitney

Oct 17, 2008 8:55 pm

Why focus on a Wall Street failure--I'll bet you can find people who have been fired in any industry?

Oct 18, 2008 10:05 am
Whitney from Glamour:

Hi everyone,



I know this is a forum for brokers & advisors -- I'm sorry to barge in like this, but I'm a writer for the women's mag Glamour, and we're casting a super wide net for a story we're working on. We're trying to get a first-person view of the financial crisis, so we're hoping to find a woman who was affected by the meltdown -- someone who, until recently, was working on Wall Street -- to tell our readers her story. We're looking for someone under 45, since that's Glamour's demographic, to talk about what it was like to be a part of the turmoil -- what she's learned, what it's been like for her day to day dealing with the job loss, etc.



Right now, I'm just in the process of background reporting, so it's totally casual and off the record. It's a magazine piece, not breaking news, and we're just trying to find the right person to work with. I imagine it won't be the easiest story to tell, but it's an important one.



Our purpose here is twofold: a) for our readers to have a better understanding of this crucial time in US history and b) for our readers to make connections to their own lives, especially in terms of their lifestyles/finances -- to learn from this woman's personal experience -- perhaps what she wishes she'd done differently, what general advice she might have, etc.



My contact info is below -- I'm happy to talk casually with anyone who might be willing to share their story with our readers. Thanks so much and again, sorry to barge in on your forum.



Thanks, everyone.

Whitney



*********

whitney joiner

[email protected]

office 432-729-3082

cell 917-207-3822







You sound hot. Please post pics of your vagoo or GTFO

Oct 19, 2008 4:32 pm

I'll put on a revealing dress and lipstick, give you a sad story, and strike a pose on Wall Street... if you'll pay for my hotel and minibar charges.  I'm not shaving my legs or chest though!