In Mediabistro News…

Helping other entrepreneurs: The New York office of Web Media Brands (full disclosure: parent company to FishbowlDC) informs us that Mediabistro founder Laurel Touby will keynote the New Media Women Entrepreneurs Summit in Washington on Nov. 8. The day-long event is described as a “day-long gathering of women news creators and wannabe news creators” with workshops on everything from “teasing out contributors” to “launching niche news sites.”

Eventful: The event will be held at The Barbara Jordan Conference Center – Kaiser Family Foundation in downtown Washington. The cost: $30 or $15 for students.

Lessons learned: At 1 p.m. Touby will discuss “Lessons Learned From a Successful Startup.”

Praise: In other Touby news, the Women’s Leadership Exchange will give her the Compass Award on Nov. 30.

More on Touby’s experience after the jump…

Laurel started her career at Young & Rubicam/NY in the media planning department. She left Y&R to become an editorial assistant at Working Woman, moved on to Business Week as a staff editor, and in 1993 began editing and writing a column on workplace issues for Glamour. She has covered everything from travel to business to breast cancer for a variety of publications, including New York, Travel + Leisure, Self, Redbook, McCall’s, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Working Mother, and the New York Daily News. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, Laurel grew up in Miami (before South Beach existed) and graduated from Smith College with a degree in economics.