Featured Speaker: Diane Francis
Editor-in-Chief of National Post & Financial Post
Diane Francis is an award-winning columnist, bestselling author, investigative journalist, and television commentator. She writes pieces for the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Daily Beast, Politico, Miami Herald and is a regular contributor to the New York Post. She is Editor-at-Large at Canada’s National Post and writes for Huffington Post. She is a regular contributor to the New York Post, Al Jazeera America and CCTV-America (China TV). In addition she is a Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University’s Ted Rogers School of Management and has been a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. In 1991, she became Editor of Canada’s Financial Post, the first woman editor of a national daily newspaper in Canada, a position she held until the paper was sold in 1998. She is an expert on geopolitics, business and white collar crime. Not shy of controversy, her direct and forceful writing has established her international reputation in covering the personalities, trends and financial backstories that affect companies, individuals, governments and societies.
She divides her time between New York City and Toronto, where she is active on various charitable and corporate boards