In our mission to advance the careers of women and gender variant writers, we hold two conferences every year, BinderCon NYC (fall) and BinderCon LA (spring). Through our year-round online community and twice yearly in-person conferences we connect these writers with the skills, knowledge, and networking opportunities they need to get ahead as authors, journalists, screenwriters, TV writers, playwrights, poets, and more.

Our parent organization, Out of the Binders, Inc. (a 501c3 nonprofit) was cofounded by Leigh Stein and Lux Alptraum in 2014.



Leigh Stein

Executive Director

Lux Alptraum

Founding Director

Sherry Amatenstein

Programming Committee, NYC

Mary Berman

Logistics Chair, NYC

Betsy Aimee Cardenas

Attendees Committee Co-Chair, LA

Gail Dinter-Gottlieb

Development Director

Laura Hertzfeld

Programming Committee Chair, LA

Stacey Parshall Jensen

Scholarships Committee Chair

Marqueeda LaStar

Social Media Team

Li Lu

Attendees Committee Co-Chair, LA

Julia Phillips

Newsletter Editor

Barbara Samuel

Scholarship Committee

Christine J. Schmidt

Volunteer Coordinator

Danielle Starkey

Executive Assistant

Mackenzie Brady Watson

Programming Committee Co-Chair, NYC

Joanne Yao

Development Team

board of directors

board of advisors

Alexis Gelber

adjunct professor, NYU

Shadi Petosky

writer and producer