Joanne Y. Cleaver Since 1998, Joanne has designed and managed magazine and association research projects that measure and support the advancement of women and diverse talent in a spectrum of industries. She is a nationally recognized expert in women's career advancement and in midcareer and lateral career strategies. Cleaver's in-depth reporting about personal finance and retirement planning, intersecting with women's career issues, has been published in a variety of national media. She has authored seven nonfiction books, all traditionally published. Her 2012 book, The Career Lattice (McGraw Professional) defined the now-widespread trend of strategic lateral career moves. Highlights: * Designed and managed six cycles of Working Woman magazine's "Top 25 Companies for Executive Women" list * Designed and managed over 30 cycles of annual research and reports that measure and support the advancement of diverse talent in the accounting, cable television, and other industries * Deputy business editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2004-2008) * Content manager, Tribune Digital (2010-2012) * Author of seven books: three on family travel; three on entrepreneurship; and one on career strategy About Real Simple Real Simple, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning, trusted online resource for for smart, authentic solutions to simplify your life. We reach 11 million readers a month. Our content is written by experienced journalists and fact-checked for accuracy. Learn more about us and our editorial guidelines.