GiveCorps, a funding platform co-founded by Jamie McDonald to help make giving easier and to help organizations raise funds online, raised $822,ooo in seed funding. Jamie is CEO of the company. Read more...
HipLogiq, the social media marketing software company co-founded by Lindsey Madison, raised $5 million in Series A funding. Lindsey's expertise is product design and development and she has extensive sales and marketing experience. Read more about the deal on prweb.com.
Bausch + Lomb, the eye health company, appointed Maria Teresa Hilado to its Board of Directors. Tessa is Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer of PepsiCo. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
Najafi Companies announced that it has invested in and "become a significant strategic shareholder" of MeeGenius, co-founded by Wandy Hoh (pictured) who is also CEO of MeeGenius. Read more in the prnewswire press release.
In my recent article on flexjobs, I wrote about the benefits of virtual mentors. While a real life mentor is always best, sometimes that's not possible. So we go virtual and get what advice we can from videos of women executives talking about what's important to us. These "Popup Mentors", which can appear on your screen at your beck and call, may add just the right knowledge at the time you need it. If you're overcome and looking for advice on worklife balance, it’s great to know that everyone with family responsibilities faces this same problem, even CEO‘s. Watch Irene Rosenfeld, CEO of Kraft Foods, explain her approach to working and having kids. Michele Buck, President of Hershey North America, admits that there are times when the job has to suffer, but that didn’t sideline her.
Nora Denzel, a former IBM executive, talks in her video about why diversity counts - her examples - airbags designed by men (a disaster that might have been avoided if there had been a woman on the development team), and solutions for clean water in third world countries, discovered by teams that included women. Knowing her examples could help you explain why you should be hired for a job since women bring their own perspective which is essential for almost any product in today's market! Nora also gives 5 important tips to help your career so watch her video to find them.
Using videos like these allows mentors to "Pop Up" whenever you need them! A "PopUp Mentor" is a concept whose time has come! Mentoring.org says there is a huge mentoring gap, with millions of young people who want mentors unable to get them. "Popup Mentors" could help to fill this gap. Videos aren't a perfect solution, but they are a way to help those who need it now. See more great examples in my article on flexjobs.
OUYA, the new video game experience for the television founded by Julie Uhrman who is CEO of the company, raised $15 million in new funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Julie is an game insudtry veteran. Watch Julie talk about her game console.
PetSmart, Inc. appointed Carrie Teffner Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Carrie had been Executive Vice President and CFO at Weber-Stephen Products, and before that was Chief Financial Officer for The Timberland Company. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
FIRST, not-for-profit organization that inspires young people to participate in science and tech, appointed Sheri McCoy as Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the international organization. Sheri, who holds a masters in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and an MBA from Rutgers, is CEO of Avon Products Inc. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Microsoft appointed Amy Hood its Chief Financial Officer. Amy, who holds an MBA from Harvard, had been CFO of the MBD group at Microsoft. Beforing joining Microsoft, Amy had been with Goldman Sachs. Read more in the company press release.
Comcast Corporation, the global media and technology company, promoted Cathy Avgiris to Chief Financial Officer of Comcast Cable. Cathy had been Executive Vice President and General Manager, Communications and Data Services for Comcast Cable. Read more in the company press release.
HCA Holdings, Inc, #94 on the Fortune 500 List, appointed Ann Huntress Lamont to its Board of Directors. Ann is a Managing Partner of Oak Investment Partners and leads their healthcare team. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
More Fortune 500 companies need to commit to women and name a woman as their next board appointment!
Cigna Corporation appointed Lisa Bacus Global Chief Marketing Officer. Lisa, who holds an MBA from Duke, had been Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at American Family Insurance. Read more in the Business Wire press release. Meet Lisa:
The Hartford appointed Susan L. Johnson Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. Susan had been Vice President of Executive Succession and Diversity Strategies at Pitney Bowes. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Simply Hired appointed Kristy Stromberg Senior Vice President of Marketing. Kristy had been with Intuit, and before working at Intuit, held marketing positions at Yahoo! and Compaq. Read more in the Business Wire press release.
Sramana Mitra, Founder of 1Million by 1Million, has come up with the answer for the "other 99%" of entrepreneurs who can't get attention from great incubators like Y Combinator. Her solution - "Incubator-in-a-Box". Read more.. Watch Sramana explain her program versus the Y Combinator program.
The Women in Insurance Global Conference will be held June 12 - 14, 2013 in New York. The conference will examine how women and companies can "collaborate to enhance the opportunities for outstanding women leaders". Speakers include Anne-Marie Slaughter, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University; Pattie Sellers, Co-Chair of the Fortune "Most Powerful Women Summit"; and Lori Fouche, President and CEO Fireman’s Fund. Watch Lori explain her job so kids can understand!
The WomenCorporateDirectors Third Annual Global Institute was held earlier this week in New York and revealed its roadmap for decision-makers on "Improving Diverse Representation in the Boardroom" . The 14 point plan introduced provides concrete steps companies can take to get more women in corporate boardrooms.
Jeanette Horan, CIO of IBM, was one of the many outstanding panelists speaking to the impressive women who came from across the country and around the world to attend the WomenCorproateDirectors Initiative. Jeanette was part of the technology panel which also included Clara Shih, CEO of Hearsay Social, Andrea Drew of the Naval War College, and experienced entrepreneur Myla Crespo-Villanueva. Jeanette explained why employees must be a part of any company solution for better security. Myla talked about how mobile developed differently in Asia than it did in the U.S. - a facinating discussion of how the economy, culture and geography of a country impacts its business models. Clara Shih discussed the use of data to personalize the customer experience, and Andrea Drew reminded us that "small is beautiful". Many problems can be solved using a "local' approach first. The panel was amazing. Get to know Clara Shih as she talks about social media: