(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Cindy Bates, Vice President of Microsoft US Small & Midsized Business Group
"As Vice President of Microsoft's U.S. Small-and-Midsized Business group, Cindy Bates leads the company's efforts to help SMBs realize their full potential through the use of technology. Raised in a family of entrepreneurs, Cindy holds a strong personal interest in entrepreneurialism and a passion for serving the small business community. She has spent much of her career addressing the needs of SMBs in some capacity. Today, she is a recognized thought leader in the SMB space, is widely quoted by SMB press, and is a contributing columnist to Entrepreneur.com. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? I was fortunate to grow up in a very supportive family where I was encouraged to try new things. My mother talked about...
"Samantha is the co-founder and SVP of Salmon Social, a new social media app. Samantha graduated with a degree in advertising from the University of Colorado with a minor in international media. Throughout her college career, she worked with various professionals from advertising agencies including Crispin, Porter + Bogusky and Victors and Spoils. Her senior campaign created for Luna Bar is launching Summer of 2014. After graduation Samantha obtained a job at a Silicon Valley company. In her first year there she was promoted seven times to Director of Marketing, and was working at that position until recently making the decision to pursue Salmon Social full time. She has a love for English Bulldogs, travel, and the UFC. How has your life experience made you the...
"Margaret (Meg) Sheetz currently serves as President and COO of Medifast as well as CEO of Take Shape for Life, a division of Medifast - a position she has held since 2011. Prior to her role as CEO of Take Shape for Life, Ms. Sheetz served as Managing Director of the division beginning in 2008. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for Stevenson University, the Greater Baltimore Committee, and Silaom and is a member of the Villanova President's Leadership Circle. Ms. Sheetz is also an active member of Vistage, an organization where top area business leaders meet regularly to discuss common challenges, garner peer advice and learn how to take smart risks to take their companies to the next level. Additionally, Ms. Sheetz is the managing...
(Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Nikki Parker, Regional Director North America & Oceania at Freelancer.com
"Nikki Parker is responsible for marketing and communications at Freelancer.com across North America, Australia and New Zealand. Nikki leads a team of communications and marketing experts who work with business, partners and the media to grow Freelancer across these regions. Nikki is a company media spokesperson and represents Freelancer as a speaker at industry events globally. Before joining Freelancer, Nikki worked as a media advisor and manager of stakeholder relations at the National Broadband Network (NBN Co), Australia's government owned national open access data network project, mandated to provide high speed broadband to 100% of the country through a mixture of fibre, fixed wireless and satellite technologies. During her time at NBN Co, Nikki worked...
(Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Martin-Louro, Brand Experience Manager and Cultural Engineer, Dell
"Since joining Austin-based technology company DELL in 2007, Lisa Martin-Louro proves this every day as she hangs out with celebrities, travels extensively, and dreams up myriad ways to engage consumers. Previously at MTV, she now serves in a curiously titled role at Dell: Brand Experience Marketing Manager and Cultural Engineer -- a truly unique position that allows her to bring her creative and unconventional methods to an otherwise corporate atmosphere. A native of San Antonio, the young Martin-Louro wanted to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and danced in high school, but her family nudged her toward a more practical future. After a few unfocused semesters at the University of Texas at San Antonio, her best friend helped her snag an internship at a small local...
(Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Dr Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization
"Dr. Marsha Firestone is the Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization (WPO), which began in 1997 as a peer advisory organization for women who own multi-million dollar businesses. She is also the Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Educational Organization, dedicated to increasing access to business opportunities for women's business enterprises (WBEs). Dr. Firestone previously served as Vice President of Women Incorporated and as Vice President of Training and Counseling at the American Woman's Economic Development Corporation (AWED). Her career also includes positions as President of a for-profit educational institution; National Executive Director of Women's American ORT, a volunteer organization; and a faculty...
"Ruth Sacks is head of the Women for the Board program at Westminster Business School in the UK. Launched in January 2014, the program is designed for women targeting a board level role and covers topics such as governance, politics in the boardroom, finance, power, emotional intelligence and how to build and maintain resilience. Sacks is actively involved in promoting initiatives that support women aiming for board level careers. She has a masters in organization development from Sheffield Business School, a research-based doctorate degree from Nottingham Business School and previously worked as a management consultant. 1. What is the best piece of advice given to you by a teacher? It was from my headteacher at grammar school. When...
"Aimee Gilbreath is the Executive Director of Found Animals, a non-profit organization dedicated to animal welfare issues and reducing euthanasia in shelters. In her role, Aimee is responsible for the development and launch of all major programs including the $75M Michelson Prize and Grants program, the innovative Adopt & Shop retail adoption model, and the Found Animals Registry, a free, nationwide pet microchip registry.She also serves as an Board Member for Spay4LA and the Spay Neuter Project of Los Angeles, which together have four clinics that provide over 30,000 subsidized surgeries to underserved communities each year. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? In my career, I have studied biology,...
"Gina Bianchini is an expert in creating smarter social networks online and in the real world. She is the founder and CEO of Mightybell where you can create your own social network with your purpose, your people and your content. Before Mightybell, Bianchini and Marc Andreessen co-founded Ning, the largest social platform for communities of interests online. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? Three things pop to mind: 1. My mother instilling in me a desire to be relentlessly curious, respectful of others and as kind as possible has served me very well. I am continually amazed and excited by how unique and interesting people are when you listen, especially those who build things. 2. The...
"Marissa's lifelong passion for nonprofits led to the formation of Beespace--a New York City-based nonprofit incubator providing early-phase organizations with the office space, mentorship and operational support needed to get off the ground and succeed. She is a founding sponsor and activist for charity:water and serves on the Board of Directors for Invisible Children, Dia Art Foundation and the Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation. Marissa is also a published photographer and works on an array of social injustice issues. How has your life experience made you the leader you are today? The leader I am today stems from the example of my parents. My father was an extraordinary entrepreneur and leader, and my mother was an inspiring teacher who later in...
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- (Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Cindy Bates, Vice President of Microsoft US Small & Midsized Business Group | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Samantha Nicholson, Co-Founder and SVP of Salmon Social | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Meg Sheetz, President and COO of Medifast | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Nikki Parker, Regional Director North America & Oceania at Freelancer.com | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Martin-Louro, Brand Experience Manager and Cultural Engineer, Dell | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Dr Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization | Comments
- (Financial Times) Women in business – Ruth Sacks, academic | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Gina Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Mightybell | Comments
- (Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace | Comments