Yahoo! (NASDAQ:YHOO) appointed Katie Couric Global Anchor as part of their efforts to "re-imagine how news and information is delivered and consumed". (Business Wire)
Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) appointed Allison Page General Manager, Scripps Networks Interactive Home Category. Allison had been Senior Programming Executive at Food Network and Cooking Channel. Allison has been with Scripps Networks since 2001. (Business Wire)
The Tribune Company promoted Nancy Meyer to be Publisher of the Hartford Courant. Nancy had been Chief Revenue Officer for CT1 Media. (prnewswire)
XO Group Inc. (NYSE: XOXO), the wedding and pregnancy media and tech company, appointed Gillian Munson Chief Financial Officer. Gillian had been Managing Director at Allen & Company. (prnewswire)
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What do Janet Yellen, Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer and Alexa Von Tobel have in common? As different as they may be, all these women are breaking ground as we speak!
Janet Yellen, (pictured left) the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, is a strong contender to replace Ben Bernanke as Federal Reserve Chairman, proving that women are ready and waiting to be at the helm in finance. President Obama should appoint this capable woman to the job.
In other industries women are also breaking ground. ABC Anchor Diane Sawyer beat out the traditional top news broadcaster Brian Williams to be number one the week of July 22 for the first time, putting women at the front of the line, and Oprah Winfrey turned a profit with her new television network OWN, beating forecasts and showing everyone she remains a major force in the industry.
Add to this the many young women entrepreneurs like Alexa von Tobel, Founder of LearnVest (pictured right) who just raised $16.5 million in venture capital for the LearnVest personal finance site, and it's proof positive that women are making progress. Clearly we are ready to blast the glass for everyone!
What have I learned from other women? As a Credit Executive at Chase, I met many women over the years and learned a lot from them. Now posting video news, I have “met” more amazing women by watching them talk about topics on what we all need to know. So what have I learned from them? From 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki, I learned how consumers can change the healthcare system and work to help cure disease, from Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi I learned about the core values a leader needs; from Kenandy CEO Sandra Kurtzig I learned what it was like starting out at 23, and how she developed her “flinch’ method for pricing new products (now taught at business schools!); from Xerox CEO Ursula Burns I learned that customers are king and how to treat them, and from Eventbrite Co-Founder Julia Hartz I learned how keeping employees happy leads to a better work environment and better products. These are serious and important lessons for anyone interested in getting ahead in business. And I found all that out in five minute video clips which can be watched on pc’s, ipads or on mobile. But it doesn’t stop there. In the videos on NewsonWomen.com you can also hear IBM CEO Ginni Rometty talk about competitive advantage for companies in the future, and Coursera Co-Founder Daphne Koller talk about providing access to the best educators for anyone who wants to learn which will change the education world for good. And to whoever said women can’t do math, just watch LightSail Energy Co-Founder Danielle Fong talk about renewable energy and her ideas on compressed air. Amazing! You can also see OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman explain how she is changing the landscape for video games with her new product.
Sheryl Sandberg says don’t wait for a mentor. I agree. You will be surprised how much good advice you can find in these videos which can be a source of mentoring for you. Women starting out, women looking for a change, or those who just want to keep up their knowledge base can all benefit. Intel’s Genevieve Bell is right when she says in her video “we can do so much more“. Watch the news video clips on NewsonWomen.com. Help each other by showing them to your friends, your daughters, and your local schools. They will inspire, enlighten, and encourage you. Just like a Mentor would do!
Nicole Petallides, a FOX Business Network Anchor, reports live each day from the New York Stock Exchange. Nicole is celebrating her 25,000th NYSE segment since FOX Business launched! "25,000 hits with Fox Business! This is really exciting," says Nicole. "It’s a wonderful recognition not only for me, but also for the Fox Business Network. I get the buzz on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) all day long. I take that news and rush to the camera telling viewers the market action 4 times an hour and sometimes more. Since 2007 these hits have addressed the fall and rise of the Dow in recent years, now realizing a new all-time high. There’s been a ton of breaking news and of course lots of really great, interesting and influential guests. It’s never dull on Wall Street and after working here for more than a decade it’s still exciting each day. I try my best to bring that excitement to every single hit - all 25,000 of them!"
Nicole has watched a lot of change. "Wall Street, much like financial firms and businesses around the country, have experienced turmoil and change over the last several years," says Nicole. "Technology plays a greater role more than ever before and the result is a lot fewer people on the NYSE floor. As for being an anchor, another big change is social media and communicating with viewers through Facebook and twitter. Our viewers are smart and have great in depth comments. Technology also helps journalists more than ever, giving us the ability to quickly find information we need."
Women in the business is still an issue. "At the NYSE there’s always been a very small percentage of women and I don‘t see that changing soon," says Nicole. "However, as far as corporate boards and American businesses, they continue to add women to many high ranking positions. We certainly see change in Washington D.C. with a record number of women recently elected to Congress. As for television anchors, you see plenty of women, sometimes even more than men." In terms of career success, Nicole says "a viewer recently wrote in on Facebook to FOX saying 'As much as you want to breathe, that’s how much you have to want success.' I think that is 100% correct. You have to be well informed, work incredibly hard, make yourself invaluable to your team so that they love you and they need you. Make your boss say I’m so glad we have 'Jen, Kate, Sarah, Mary whomever' on this team! Do more than you ever think you could and with this type of great, hardworking attitude you will get ahead!"