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Susan Schulz is Vice President of Strategic Planning on the New York Women in Communications Board of Directors and Marketing Director for the New York Academy of Sciences. Susan also serves as a content marketing consultant for a variety of...
Stacy Martinet has served on the NYWICI board of directors in multiple roles and today is Senior Director and Head of Marketing Strategy and Operations at Adobe. Stacy likes to say that she has spent her career at the intersection of media,...
Dolly Parton once said, “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then you are an excellent leader.” I believe no one embodies this better than Grace Leong, my fearless leader and CEO...
Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich is a career empowerment expert, as well as a digital content, marketing and social media specialist, and she is the host of NYWICI’s podcast Coffee Break w/ NYWICI. Julie honed her career expertise by developing a...
Danielle is the SVP business development, where she heads up the sales team at Magnet Media, working with clients on all things video: strategy, production and distribution. Before joining Magnet Media in July, her experience was wide and deep: It...
...1998 NYWICI Foundation Scholarship Winner Christine Haughney. In preparation for the “real world” of business, Christine attended Wellesley College. She knew the school’s excellent student/faculty ratio, small classes and its academic community...
Diane di Constanzo is a vice president and the editorial director of Time Inc. Content Solutions, the content-marketing firm within Time Inc. She manages the editorial team of some 20 editors and content strategists, along with hundreds of writers...
Six women, all originals, shared the stage when they received awards at the Annual Meeting in May 2014. Below, read about those who are forging fresh paths and consider their smart observations of everyday life. Member Empowerment Grant (MEG)...
As CEO of Gilt.com, a discount luxury shopping site, Michelle Peluso, keynote speaker at NYWICI's annual meeting May 20, understands how women like to shop — they want good quality for less —  and she also practices smart management. Michelle spent...
At Matrix, do pay attention to the woman behind the "curtain." She is Beth-Ellen Keyes, Matrix's executive producer, who was its program chair in 2002 and 2003 and picked up that job again in 2006. She delivers a seamless presentation onstage,...
An enduring voice in New York media, Joan Hamburg began her illustrious broadcasting career in the seventies. This former Matrix winner shares her stories and a tip on how to secure a table at the city's most coveted restaurants. Lauded entertainer...
Stacy Martinet (left), CMO of Mashable — the moderator of a NYWICI Feb. 19, 2013 event during social media week — and Kendra Bracken-Ferguson (right), COO and a founding partner of Digital Brand Architects (DBA) and a panelist at the event, talk...
In the book In the Garden of Delight, 20th-century writer Lily Hardy Hammond coined the term "pay it forward," which means to repay a positive deed bestowed on you by doing a good turn for someone else. On Jan. 9, a panel of talented young...
Ivy Li is a co-vice president of NYWICI's Programming Committee, and she helped organize the Dec. 4, 2012, event, "New Year, New You!" with her co-vice president, Lauren Skowronski.  Her day job "As digital communications director of NYC Digital of...
Kate White was a keynote speaker at the Annual Student Career Conference on Nov. 17, 2012. She is the author of I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know and the Bailey Weggins mystery series, and has been the...

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