Writer, speaker, and professional development expert Meredith Fineman's BRAG BETTER, a sorely needed guide to self-presentation and confidence for highly competent professionals who mistakenly think their work will speak for itself and thus go underestimated, to Leah Trouwborst at Portfolio, in a good deal, at auction, by Laura Lee Mattingly at Present Perfect (World).


Meredith Fineman is an entrepreneur, writer, and media expert. Fineman is the founder of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company that elevates individuals— particularly CEOs, founders, and women in positions of power. Fineman founded FinePoint in 2012 to blend digital strategy in public relations, and then led the company as a PR firm.

Noticing that there wasn’t a cohesive offering for personal brand, visibility, voice, and individual representation, she pivoted the company to address these concerns. In its eight years since, the firm has served hundreds of clients, including major organizations, tech entrepreneurs, and corporate leaders. 

Fineman is a freelance writer of 13 years, with columns and bylines in outlets like Harvard Business Review, Forbes, FastCompany, Inc, Elle, Shondaland, Marie Claire, Entrepreneur, and more. She is the collaborator on the book Microtrends Squared with author Mark Penn, released in March 2018 from Simon & Schuster.

Fineman speaks and runs workshops on bragging better, the importance of women talking positively about professional accomplishment, and trends and content in media.

Fineman’s humor and relatability make her a popular voice for millennial audiences. She has spoken at Stanford University, The University of Pennsylvania, George Washington University, Georgetown University, and at conferences like the UN Foundation’s Girl Up! Annual summit and the Philadelphia Women’s Conference, for audiences from 50 to 1500.

Fineman also has over 12 years of event experience, having organized events in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Fineman created Celebrating DC Women in Technology, a viral party that stemmed from an advocacy campaign for better gender ratios in write-ups of powerful people in Washington D.C. Her partners included Google, WeWork, and Pandora, and the event received national coverage. She runs Women Write Washington, a lecture and book party series for women authors. Her first partnership was with Forbes in September of 2018, the second with Bustle in 2019. Brands that have partnered with WWW include Lyft, Glamsquad, and more.

Fineman also co-founded Hillary Scrunchies with her best friend, a hair accessory company that went viral during the 2016 presidential election. A comedian at heart, Fineman has founded several female-centric humor sites, including Fifty First (J)Dates, which won national acclaim and attention, and Girls Aren’t Funny.

Fineman received a BA in Communications & Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of professional and networking organizations like The List and Summit Series and is represented by Leading Authorities and Soapbox Feminist Speakers for speaking. She is a ‘lifer’ of Sidwell Friends School and resides in Washington, DC.

 FinePoint: www.finepoint.co

 Personal site: www.meredithfineman.com