“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” — Amy Poehler, Actress
I’m thrilled to have recently joined Progressive Women’s Leadership in the role of Managing Editor. I’ve worked as a writer and editor for more than 18 years, covering a variety of “beats” from CFOs to warehouse workers. But this is the one I’m most excited about. The key to editorial success is to be in constant contact with your audience – find out what info they need, what keeps them up at night. Then work tirelessly to give them that with every story. I want our site to be the first resource you go to when you have a challenge at work. This bossy woman is ready to get down to business!
“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud of” — Anne Sweeney, former co-chair of Disney Media, President of the Disney–ABC Television Group
I’m very excited to have recently joined the Progressive Women’s Leadership team as the Marketing Manager. I’ve had the privilege of knowing, mentoring, and working with incredible women over the course of my life, giving me plenty of fuel and fire for all that Progressive Women’s Leadership stands for. I’ve been in marketing for about three years, but this assignment is definitely one that is close to the heart. My goal is to create a community that women can trust and rely on- regardless of age, industry, or stage of career.
“An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.” — Indra Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
As editor-in-chief of Woman’s Own and American Woman magazines, I have championed the personal and professional development of women for years. I started my career unsure of my own path and abilities, but I always had a natural curiosity and an interest in words and writing. When selected to launch American Woman as editor-in-chief, after a string of editorial jobs, I was thrilled—and terrified at being responsible for a brand new venture. All I could do was my best, based on my instincts and years of experience. American Woman was a success, offering me things I hadn’t achieved before—the confidence to do public speaking and a journalism award (Exceptional Merit Media award from the National Women’s Political Caucus & Radcliffe College). I hope my insights, now as an editor for Progressive Women’s Leadership, will help you on your own journey to career success.
“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou
I’ve been a news and business writer for almost 25 years, covering everything from crime and passion to customer service and management. There have been exciting assignments, and this one – covering women and their leadership – is certainly one of them. I’ll put a love for digging up the best research, expert advice and newest trends to work for our audience of women in leadership roles. The goal: Give you all the resources you need to lead others, get ahead in your career and keep it all in balance.