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.
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.
Byliner appointed Deanna Brown President. Deanna is the former CEO of Federated Media. Before Federated, Deanna was President of Scripps Networks Interactive, and held executive positions at Yahoo and AOL. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Deanna talk about content versus context on the web.
Maria Shriver is rejoining NBC as editor at large for women's issues across NBC's digital platforms. Maria will be "Special Anchor" on women's issues. Read more on USA Today. Watch Maria talk about her early years in television.
The Tribune Company appointed Dana Zimmer President of Distribution for Tribune Broadcasting. Dana had been EVP/TV Networks Distribution at NBCUniversal. Before that, Dana was EVP/Affiliate Sales and Marketing for Comcast Networks. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
SocialFlow, the social media marketing company whose CEO is Missy Godfrey, raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Fairhaven Capital. Prior to SocialFlow, Missy had been a Managing Director of North Sea Partners, and before that held executive positions at Primedia, Worth, Hearst and American Express Publishing. Read more about the deal on techcrunch.com.
Meredith Corporation, the media and marketing company, appointed Laura Rowley Vice President, Video Production and Product for the Meredith National Media Group. Laura had been Executive Producer, Original Video and Partnerships at The Huffington Post. Read more in the prnewswire press release. Watch Laura, who produced and hosted the AOL Daily Finance series "Money & Happiness," in one of her episodes.
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!
ShopatHome.com, the coupon search engine connecting consumers to coupons and cash-back savings, appointed Lesley Kennedy Senior Managing Editor. Lesley has contributed to NBC Universal's iVillage.com, Meredith Publishing's MORE magazine, AOL/Huffington Post's StyleList and ParentDish, and served as AOL ParentDish's news editor. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
TotallyHer Media, Evolve Media Corp.’s women’s lifestyle publishing group, appointed Rachel Wintner Vice President of Sales. Rachel had been VP of Sales at Glam Media, and before that had been Associate Publisher of Style.com at CondeNast Publications. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
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!"
Sony Pictures Television appointed Corin Nelson (pictured) Executive Producer and show runner of their new daytime talk series The Queen Latifah Show. Joining her will be Catherine McKenzie and Sierra Lindsey as Supervising Producers. Corin is an Emmy Award winning producer. Catherine had been senior broadcast producer at ABC News' Good Afternoon America and a senior producer for Good Morning America. Sierra had been producer lead for President Obama's campaign. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
AOL appointed Susan Lyne CEO of its Brand Group, made up of AOL's portfolio of content brands. Susan, who is Vice Chairman of Gilt, had previously been CEO of Gilt. Susan is an AOL board member. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Scripps Networks Interactive appointed Beth Lawrence Executive Vice President, Digital Ad Sales. Beth had been Executive Vice President, Media Solutions at The Weather Channel. Read more in the Business Wire press release.