Lindsay Shookus, Award-Winning Saturday Night Live Producer
After working at Saturday Night Live for over 20 years, Lindsay Shookus left the show having received 10 Emmy Nominations, 4 of which she has won, and multiple Peabody awards. In 20 years as a producer for Saturday Night Live, Lindsay Shookus won multiple Emmy and Peabody awards and played a pivotal role in launching the careers of some of the world’s most beloved entertainers, including Kristin Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Her extraordinary legacy at SNL has cemented her as an impactful leader who thrives in fast-paced, challenging environments and empowers the teams and individuals around her to do the same.
An Influential Force Behind the Scene and Beyond
Shookus’ immeasurable experience gives her unique perspectives on leadership, building meaningful connections, and embracing obstacles to overcome them — as well as how these lessons from the world of late-night TV can be applied to any organization. Having worked with a who’s who of the entertainment industry, Shookus reflects on the unforgettable moments in her career and her experiences overcoming hardship and failure. Her unique blend of inspirational insight and a glowing authenticity makes her one of the most engaging and entertaining speakers on the circuit. In addition to being a renowned TV producer and popular keynote speaker, Shookus is the co-founder of Women Work F#cking Hard, a women’s community focused on empowering female founders and helping businesswomen develop their careers and advocate for others.
Late Night Lessons on Leadership and Rising to Any Challenge
As Shookus hooks the audience with highly entertaining stories featuring the likes of Jason Sudeikis and Betty White, she shares valuable wisdom for how anyone can prosper in a fast-paced, fast-changing world. Within the stories and insights, she tells, she touches on themes of adaptability, resilience, problem-solving, and finding the good in the bad on the path to achieving what you set out to do. Her humor, authenticity, and relatability make it easy for audiences to connect with her and identify meaningful messages and actionable takeaways that they’ll hold with them and apply to their own professional and personal lives.
On Stage and in the Media
While Shookus’ experiences at SNL were mainly behind the scenes, her work and insights have been covered by media outlets across the nation:
The Hollywood Reporter: SNL’ Alum Lindsay Shookus’ Female Entrepreneur Networking Group Goes Bicoastal
Bustle: For Lindsay Shookus & Kristin O'Keeffe Merrick, It’s Real Talk Or Bust
WGN Radio: Getting to Yes And…| Lindsay Shookus – ‘From Saturday Night Live to Woman Work F’ing Hard’
Yahoo News: Lindsay Shookus shows off birthmark with empowering message: ‘None of us are ever defined by one thing’
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