CO-FOUNDER OF A PICTURE'S WORTH, A JOURNALISM TECHNOLOGY START-UP. LEADERSHIP AMBASSADOR WITH TAKE THE LEAD, A NON PROFIT DEVOTED TO WOMEN'S ADVANCEMENT IN ALL AREAS OF SOCIETY.
Keynote speaker category: Technology, The future. Keynote speaker topics: Women in business, women's growing economic and social power, Journalism, Storyteller, Design, Advertising, Media, Business Economics. The art and science of storytelling in a digital age, trends in digital publishing, critical need for diversity in creative teams, women's growing economic and social power.
Co-founder of A Picture's Worth a nonprofit journalism technology startup. Fara also serves as a leadership ambassador with Take The Lead, a nonprofit devoted to women's advancement in all areas of society, teaching workshops and coaching women within the 50 Women Can Change The World Program.
Prior to this shift to entrepreneurship, coaching and teaching, she led a team of journalism-forward creators--including editors, writers, designers and developers, focused on redefining custom content for Dow Jones. She created best-in-class custom content solutions for the world's largest advertisers with a focus on excellence and creativity.
This ethos can also be seen in the work she created for WSJ. Custom Studios, where Fara and her team were awarded the Cannes Lion for Effectiveness as well as D&AD Pencils for design. As Vice President of custom content and global content director at the Studios, Fara combined powerful technology and emotive storytelling techniques to create immersive programs for a deep portfolio of national and international brands and companies. Projects such as Cocainenomics, created for the launch of Netflix Narcos, brought together investigative journalism, interactive data visualizations and gaming to create a program that has been called “as addictive as the show and the drug itself.”
Fara has worked in every storytelling medium from traditional print, books, and digital publishing to virtual reality films throughout her three-decade career. In the past decade, she has led diverse teams of developers, designers, writers, and editors to create compelling and creative custom content programs for the world’s largest brands, including Ford Motor Co., Morgan Stanley, MINI USA and Netflix.
Warner was formerly the editorial director of international special editions at Newsweek /DailyBeast and has held editorial positions at Fast Company and The Wall Street Journal.
A Picture's Worth - Co-founder
Take the Lead - Leadership Ambassador
Dow Jones - Vice President, Custom Content
Global Content Director – Wall Street Journal
Editorial Director, AOL Tech and This Built America
She is the recipient of the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professorship at the University of Michigan where she taught digital storytelling.
Master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University
Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan (2005-2006)
The Power of the Purse: How Smart Companies Are Adapting to the World’s Most Important Consumers--Women.