Lori Sokol, Ph. D.
Entrepreneur, scholar, and psychologist, Lori Sokol, Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Women's eNews, an award-winning non-profit digital news service covering issues of particular concern to women, and providing women’s perspectives on public policy.
With writers and readers around the globe, Women’s eNews’ audience stretches from New York City to New Delhi and all points between, reaching an estimated 1.5 million readers each year. She is also the host of the bi-weekly radio show, 'Women's eNews Live,' on 1490 AM WGCH, where she invites experts to discuss issues affecting women and girls around the world.
Previously, Dr. Sokol was founder and president of Sokol Media, Inc., the publisher of business magazines that advocate for diversity in a variety of industries. Through these publications and a body of other work, Dr. Sokol covered a number of pertinent social issues including gender equality, the needs of working parents, environmental sustainability and strides made by female professionals determined to smash the proverbial “glass ceiling.”
Passionately committed to addressing these and related topics, Dr. Sokol strives to empower individuals to triumph over gender-related societal limits so they can reach their full potential unhindered. She has done so as a published writer on issues relating to gender equality in such major market publications as the Baltimore Sun, The NY Times Business section, Slate.com, and as a current regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She has also been interviewed on a variety of television news programs including MSNBC, CNBC, WPIX and Fox Five Live, and was the subject of a Cablevision series, ‘People in New Jersey Who Are Making a Difference.’
As a doctoral candidate in Educational Psychology, Dr. Sokol’s research specifically focused on the media’s influence in crafting gender roles, further seeking to expose how stereotypes are created and maintained. She has also published academic articles on ‘Psychology and the Media,’ taught a seminar on Media Psychology through the University of Beijing, China, and served as an Adjunct Professor in the Psychology Department at Montclair State University where she taught the course, ‘Psychology of Women.’
In September, 2009, Dr. Sokol was elected to the Asian Women Business Council’s Executive Committee as its U.S. representative to help Asian female business owners expand their reach into the United States. She has also served as a keynote speaker for the Society of Marketing Professionals, the International Telework Association Council and the Asian Women Entrepreneur Conference. Dr. Sokol also served as the Board Chair of Women's eNews (www.womensenews.org) and on the Advisory Councils of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, and Have Art Will Travel (www.hawt.org). Her book entitled, 'The Agile Workforce and Workplace: The New Future of Work,' was published by Working Mother Media/Bonnier Corporation in October, 2011.