Lainey Lui is a world-renowned celebrity gossip and news maven, a reporter on CTV’s etalk, and the Co-Host of the CTV’s new daytime talk show, The Social. She is the founder and Editor of the Lainey Gossip blog, a website that attracts millions of celebrity gossip enthusiasts per month and has covered hot celebrity stories such as Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding, Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding, as well as events such as the Oscar’s Red-Carpet event and SuperBowl XLII. Additionally, she has appeared on several major media outlets including CNN, CBS, and CTV and is recognized as one of Canada’s top celebrity and pop culture experts.
Lainey joins me today to discuss why we need to prioritize women’s conversations more than we currently do and shares how she became a maven in the celebrity gossip space. She shares behind-the-scenes glimpses of how her blog got started and became so popular as well as how she manages her day-to-day tasks and responsibilities at a high-level. She also shares why she believes today’s culture often views gossip as “frivolous” and what she has learned about building a strong professional network.
“We have always gossiped as human beings. The urge to gossip is very human.” – Lainey Lui
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- The driving force behind her fascination with celebrity culture.
- The connection between women’s interests and the belief that gossip is frivolous.
- Why she believes everyone can be an expert at celebrity culture.
- How the Lainey Gossip blog became so popular.
- How she turned her blog into a powerhouse career.
- Lessons she has learned about building a strong, professional network.
- The importance of safeguarding and nurturing relationships.
- How she manages her time.
- Her views on multitasking.
- The top 5 celebrities she would invite to dinner.
Fierce Leadership Quotes:
- “Celebrity culture is a mirror of our society.” – Lainey Lui
- “Make the most of a minute.” – Lainey Lui
- “I try to do three things at the same time. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.” – Lainey Lui
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