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(Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Lisa Martin-Louro, Brand Experience Manager and Cultural Engineer, Dell

04/16/14

(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...

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(Huffington Post) Women in Business Q&A: Dr Marsha Firestone, Founder and President of the Women Presidents' Organization

04/16/14

(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...

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(Financial Times) Women in business – Ruth Sacks, academic

04/14/14

(Financial Times) Women in business – Ruth Sacks, academic

"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...

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(Financial Times) Women in business – Cindy Schipani, professor of business law

04/07/14

(Financial Times) Women in business – Cindy Schipani, professor of business law

"Cindy Schipani is a professor of business law at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. She has recently explored how mentoring helps to boost career outcomes for women and discovered that women with dependants seem to need more mentoring. As a result, she recommends having a government entity, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, impose mentoring programmes. She also believes the Securities and Exchange Commission should make gender diversity a priority.   Before joining Michigan Ross, Prof Schipani worked in commercial law. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and attending Bruce Springsteen concerts.   1. Why did you decide to leave commercial law for teaching?   I caught the bug for teaching as an...

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(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals

04/04/14

(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Aimee Gilbreath, Executive Director of Found Animals

"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,...

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(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Gina Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Mightybell

04/04/14

(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Gina Bianchini, CEO and Co-Founder of Mightybell

"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...

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(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace

04/01/14

(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Marissa Sackler, Founder and President of Beespace

"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 Kim Reed Perell, CEO of Adconion Direct

03/31/14

(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Kim Reed Perell, CEO of Adconion Direct

"Kim Reed Perell is a dynamic and highly successful Internet entrepreneur with more than a decade of experience serving as a CEO within the digital media and technology industry. She currently serves as CEO of Adconion Direct, a global leader in cross channel digital display, video, mobile, email and social advertising. In September 2013, Kim was named President of Adconion Direct's parent company, Adconion Media Group and is responsible for overseeing the company's global operations and 550 employees, while retaining her CEO title at Adconion Direct. Adconion's clients include 77 of the Ad Age Top 100 brands and 49 of the Fortune 100. In total, Adconion provides digital advertising for more than 2,000 advertisers and agencies across the globe.   How has...

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(Forbes) Designer Spotlight: Nora Gardner Turns A Careerwear Challenge Into Winning Looks

03/31/14

(Forbes) Designer Spotlight: Nora Gardner Turns A Careerwear Challenge Into Winning Looks

"Fashion designer, Nora Gardner, is no stranger when it comes to turning a challenge into a triumph.   From her college days as a champion tennis player, followed by a thriving career on Wall Street, Nora is now taking on the fashion world to help professional women everywhere succeed in the marketplace with her namesake winning workwear line, Nora Gardner.   Whether you are in the office or traveling the globe on business, Nora takes every design detail into consideration to provide solutions to real-life careerwear challenges.   DS: What compelled you to switch your career from finance to fashion? And did a job promotion have anything to do with this life-evolving decision?   Nora: I have always wanted to run my own company....

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(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare

03/28/14

(Huffington Post) Women in Business: Q&A with Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Philips Healthcare

"DiSanzo was appointed to her current position in May 2012, and has since led the Philips' Healthcare sector with invaluable leadership, business acumen and industry expertise.   Prior to her position as CEO of Philips Healthcare, DiSanzo held numerous leadership positions within Philips Healthcare and other Philips acquired legacy companies. Most recently, she was the chief executive officer of Philips Healthcare's Patient Care and Clinical Informatics business group (2008 - 2012). She also served as senior vice president and general manager of Philips Patient Monitoring business, and held a variety of management positions in Cardiac Care, Cardiac Resuscitation, and Healthcare Information Management businesses, where she was instrumental in building the...

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