Meredith is available to speak at conferences, universities and corporate settings. Past engagements include Stanford, UPenn, Georgetown, George Washington American University and GirlUp Leadership Summit.
Meredith Fineman Meredith Fineman is an entrepreneur, writer, and media expert with over a decade of experience training individuals to use public relations as a catalyst for positive career change. Fineman is the founder and CEO of FinePoint, a leadership and professional development company with a focus on visibility and voice. She speaks and trains a number of topics, and is best known for her speaking and training on women and bragging. Fineman is also the author of the forthcoming book Brag Better with Portfolio (Penguin Randomhouse) and is the creator and host of the second-hand and sustainable fashion podcast, It Never Gets Old.
Fineman founded FinePoint in 2011 to blend her digital strategy expertise with public relations. After noticing that no cohesive offering for personal brand, visibility, voice and individual representation existed, Fineman pivoted the company to address these concerns. Today she works with CEOs, founders, and women in positions of power to elevate their voice through targeted self-promotion.
Alongside her work with FinePoint, Fineman has cultivated a successful career as a freelance writer for over 15 years, with columns and bylines in outlets including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, FastCompany, The Washington Post, Inc, Elle, Shondaland, Marie Claire, Entrepreneur, and more. In 2018, Fineman collaborated on the book Microtrends Squared with New York Times best-selling author, Mark Penn, exploring the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, politics and culture. Her forthcoming title, Brag Better, is a guide to self-presentation and confidence for highly competent professionals who mistakenly think their work will speak for itself.
A frequent TV commentator and public speaker, Fineman’s humor and relatability make her a popular voice for many audiences. She has spoken to crowds from 25 to 2500 at institutions including 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. She also speaks at many private companies in the technology, business, and media sectors. Fineman is also the creator and organizer of successful conferences and events including Celebrating DC Women in Technology, where she partnered with Google, WeWork and Pandora, and Women Write Washington, a lecture and book party series for women authors, where she has partnered with Forbes and Bustle.
Fineman is the creator and host of It Never Gets Old, a podcast celebrating the resale economy and sustainable fashion. She also consults on the resale economy, a multi-billion-dollar market.
She is also the co-founder of Hillary Scrunchies, a hair accessory company that went viral during the 2016 presidential election.
Fineman graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications and Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She is a member of professional and networking organizations The List and Summit Series and is represented by Leading Authorities and Soapbox for speaking and Present Perfect Literary for writing.
Fineman received a BA in Communications & Hispanic studies from the University of Pennsylvania, graduating Magna Cum Laude with an honors thesis comparing Nixon & Kennedy press strategies. She is a "lifer" of Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.