Join the Women In Business Alliance as we welcome Sandra Sobieraj Westfall as our featured speaker!
View Sandra's bio here.
Your ticket includes beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres!
Topic: One White House Reporter's Stories from Walking the Tightrope!
Backstage with Hillary Clinton 21 hours before FBI Director Comey sent his infamous Oct. 28, 2016 letter to Congress, Westfall and the then-winning presidential candidate shared a moment unlike any in the 20 years they'd already known each other. What happened?
After a record-setting 17 interviews over nine years, what were Michelle Obama's last words to Westfall in December?
Why did Laura Bush suddenly call Westfall "an enemy of the people" as the two women chatted with former President Bush in the third-floor art studio of their Dallas home in February?
Westfall, a mom living in Lawrenceville, New Jersey with her former Secret Service agent/Navy diver husband and their young son, Jonathan, has seen a lot far beyond the Washington Beltway and Jersey Suburbs–Michelle and Barack Obama’s Chicago kitchen; Bill Clinton’s private plane to rural China; Sarah Palin’s Wasilla living room for Eskimo bingo after Bristol’s high school graduation; Anthony Weiner’s baby nursery for the disgraced congressman’s first interview since his Twitter scandal; the kitchen of Elin Woods’ rental home on the eve of her divorce from Tiger. And, perhaps most poignantly, Elizabeth Edwards’ bedside.
Westfall’s stories on the pages—and covers—of PEOPLE led the magazine’s parent company, Time Inc., to inaugurate a company-wide Most Valuable Performer award for her in 2011. The White House Correspondents’ Association has also twice given her its Merriman-Smith Award for Excellence in Presidential News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure, for her behind-the-scenes accounts of the historic 2000 (Bush-Gore) and 2008 (Obama) Election Nights. Westfall has a Bachelor’s degree in politics from Princeton University and a Master’s in journalism from Stanford. She also has two Shih-tzus named Claymore and Scrabble.