Distributed via e-mail and blogs, these online publications help millions of busy women everywhere shop the web for the latest fashion and style finds.
A widely regarded shopping expert, Michelle has shared her expertise through channels such as The Today Show, The Martha Stewart Show, The Chicago Tribune, The New York Post, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Prior to launching SheFinds, Michelle was the Director of Entertainment
Marketing for CBS Broadcasting New Media, then Group Director of
Editorial Products for women at AOL, where she oversaw all women's content.
Her book Wear. This. Now. will be published in August 2012.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview series continues with Kate Swann, COO of global innovation company frog.
frog helps leading companies (including Disney, GE, HP, Intel, Microsoft, MTV and Siemens) to design, engineer, and bring to market meaningful products and services.
Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco and has operations in 14 other cities worlwide.
With an interdisciplinary team of more than 1,600 designers, strategists, and software engineers, frog delivers connected experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media.
Valerie Khoo is managing director of the Sydney Writers’ Centre. Since founding the centre in 2005, she has grown it from a one-person operation to its current status as Australia’s leading centre for writing courses.
The centre has helped thousands of students get published, win book deals, change careers and improve their job prospects. In fact, by early 2012 Valerie expects to welcome the Centre’s 10,000th student.
With its flagship harbour-side premises, the Centre offers both classroom-based and online courses to students around the world. More than 30 of Australia’s top writing trainers, journalists and authors provide tuition in creative writing, magazine writing, business writing, travel writing, novel writing, grammar & punctuation, media releases and more.
With a passion for building online communities, Valerie has transformed the concept of the traditional cottage writers’ centre into a dynamic community of aspiring writers from all over the world.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview Series features Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Executive VP & Artistic Director of OPI Products Inc., the world leader in professional nail care.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview Series features Lili Hall, Founder, President & CEO, KNOCK Inc, a branding, advertising and design agency headquartered in Minneapolis, USA.
Lili Hall founded KNOCK in 2001 after 14 years in brand-building and business development. Throughout those years, Lili dreamed of starting a branding and design firm that would fulfil her vision of a more perfect union of amazing design talent and insightful business acumen. In 2001, she made KNOCK a reality. As KNOCK's founder and president, Lili has grown KNOCK into a successful enterprise that continually achieves proven results for clients.
We spoke to Lili about her greatest wishes and fears for her company; what she misses about working for someone else; and about looking forward to the days when gender isn't a business issue.
In addition to offering marketing advisory services, Paul Writer is India's largest peer-managed community of marketers.
Jessie was formerly Chief Marketing Officer, Wipro IT Business and Global Brand Manager at Infosys Technologies Ltd. As CMO of Wipro, Jessie managed the branding and marketing for Wipro's technology business worldwide.
We spoke to Jessie about how it feels to be a tech entrepreneur in a BRIC country; her golden rules of frugal marketing; and how entrepreneurs can increase their online presence.
Born in Guyana, the seventh of eight children, Gloria Rajkumar came to Canada after graduating high school. It was an entry-level position in the insurance industry that started Gloria on the path that led to where she is today and she spent the next 19 years climbing the proverbial corporate ladder.
In 2001 Gloria was involved in a car accident and was sent by her insurer for an Independent Medical Examination (IME). Gloria hadn’t had any previous direct involvement with IME vendors and was intrigued by this end of the business. After some discussions with the owner of the company doing her assessments, she accepted his offer to work for him in a marketing role.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview series continues with Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, the UK’s only 100% renewable electricity supplier.
Juliet’s journey to entrepreneurship began at university, where she studied physics and became particularly interested in climate science. In order to understand the source of the problem, she then completed an MSc in Economics: “Physics tells us what is going on, but economics was the route to working out how to shift the economy, because that was where the problem was being created.”
Juliet spent a year in Brussels working on European energy policy, then for a renewable energy consultancy, before setting up Good Energy. When she started the company, Juliet wanted to make it easy for people to empower people to make a difference to climate change. With over 28,000 gas and electricity customers in the UK, and supporting a community of over 8,000 small-scale generators, her approach has proved remarkably successful.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview Series continues with Carley Roney, Editor in Chief of TheKnot.com and Co-founder of XO Group Inc. The Knot.com is the most-trafficked online wedding destination with more than 3.4 million unique visitors a month and more than 125 million monthly page views.
Motivated by the excruciating process of planning her own wedding, Carley Roney made it her mission to find a fun, hip, user-generated resource for couples planning their weddings. The wedding world was in dire need for a new voice, and the web was the perfect place to break ground. In 1996, Roney founded TheKnot.com with her husband (CEO of XO Group Inc., David Liu) and two other business partners.
As the country's best modern wedding and lifestyle expert, Roney frequently offers inspiring and sensible advice on television, radio, Internet, and print outlets nationwide. Roney helped to develop NBC’s TODAY show's ground-breaking interactive wedding planning series “Today Ties The Knot” and has been featured as the series’ key expert year after year. She has also appeared on top television shows and channels, including Oprah, ABC’s The View, LIVE! With Regis & Kelly, CBS' The Early Show, E!, CNN, Inside Edition, and The FOX News Report, and has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, Elle, Glamour, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today.
The NextWomen DWEN Interview series kicks off in fabulous style with Sabine Irrgang, COO and Co-Founder of mobile social media specialist Gofresh and one of Mobile Entertainment Magazine's “Top 50 Women in Mobile Content Worldwide”.
Gofresh owns the brand “itsmy” which develops and distributes HTML5 social games for touchscreen devices and mobile web worldwide. Gofresh also publishes books with a special focus on how social media and new technologies changed our generation and influence our future, such as the recently published “Social Network Photography” the first book about profile pictures in social networks around the world. Sabine manages Gofresh’s worldwide partnerships and the newly established social media book publishing business.
Before co-founding Gofresh with her two partners in Munich, Germany, in 2003, Sabine worked as international Mobile Product Manager at iobox, a Telefónica company, where she launched the first mobile info- and content channels in Germany with international music and entertainment stars, well-known publishing houses and Bundesliga football clubs.