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Women Leaders in the Ignatian Family

Kerry Weber

Institution: America Media

Title: Executive Editor

Location: New York City

Do you have any other Jesuit institutional connections?

  • Former board member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network

What does your job entail?
I help to plan, assign and edit stories for America Magazine. I work mostly on feature stories and personal narratives, and I do some writing myself.

What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working with the editors and staff of America. They are brilliant, kind, fun and hardworking. I also love that I often get to connect and speak with writers and sources from all different places and backgrounds, and it helps to remind me of the many ways the church and its believers exist in the world.

How does Ignatian spirituality shape your approach to work?
Because faith touches on every part of life, we can cover a huge variety of topics in the church and the world. I’m constantly being challenged to find “God in all things,” and we hope that our content also reflects that belief.

What’s one of your favorite quotes about leadership or the best leadership advice you’ve ever received?
“Have the courage to feel useless.
Have the courage to listen.
Have the courage to receive.
Have the courage to let your heart be broken.”
–Dean Brackley, SJ