Jawbone, the wearable technology and audio devices company, appointed Mindy Mount President. Mindy, who holds an MBA from Harvard, had been Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Online Services Division at Microsoft, which includes Bing, MSN and Microsoft Advertising. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Liz Claman chaired a panel that examined "Where are the Women in the Corporate Ranks" at the Global Conference of the Milkin Instute. Watch Sallie Krawcheck, the former President, Global Wealth & Investment Management Division, Bank of America, Marjorey Kraus, Founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide, and others discuss what can be done. Some suggestions made by the panel - stop the excuse of put "the best person" in the job, and make it "the best team"; get men to attend the meetings to discuss it rather than discussing it just among women; move Diversity initiatives out of Human Resources and into the business groups. Watch the video for more good advice.
Scripps Networks Interactive appointed Jennifer Leitman Senior Vice President marketing & creative services for their lifestyle network, Great American Country. Jennifer had been Vice President, Marketing & Creative Services for Scripps’ Home category. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Amanda Singlerland, CEO and Co-Founder of StudioVox - the online platform that puts creative professionals, creative companies, creative agencies as well as fans all in one place, started her company when she realized there was no central platform to help creative people manage fans, collaborate on projects, and get noticed! "There’s a growing need for creative solutions to make businesses, products, services, and individuals stand out," says Amanda. "As a society we are becoming more visually dependent, more story dependent, and more digitally dependent. Messaging, whether it be through images, video, multimedia material or the written word, needs to be more creative and to cut through the clutter to reach its intended audience." Amanda believes free lance creative work is the wave of the future. "More and more we’re becoming a freelance economy," says Amanda. "People are working as consultants or on a project-by-project basis, people who can work from any location on earth from their laptop or mobile device, not to mention, working for clients any place on the planet at any given time. These trends are driving the creative job sector." Learn more about StudioVox.
Hertz Global Holdings, ranked #309 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed 2 women to its Board of Directors - Carolyn Everson and Debra J. Kelly-Ennis. Carolyn is Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions for Facebook, Inc. Debra is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Diageo Canada, Inc. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Carolyn talk about mobile:
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) appointed Christie B. Kelly Chief Financial Officer. Christie had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
News Corporation appointed Antoinette Cook Bush Executive Vice President and Global Head of Government Affairs for News Corporation, the publishing company to be formed as part of News Corp's split into two publicly traded companies. Antoinette had been Partner in charge of the Communications Group at Skadden Arps. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
The Hartford, ranked #131 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Virginia Ruesterholz to its Board of Directors. Virginia is a former Executive Vice President of Verizon Communications and served as President of Verizon Services Operations. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
85 Broads, the women's network founded by Janet Hanson, is being bought by Sallie Krawcheck (pictured). Sallie is the former President of the Global Wealth & Investment Management Division at Bank of America. Janet is an entrepreneur and a former Executive of Goldman Sachs. Read more in the Business Wire press release.