NBC Universal's Bonnie Hammer has been doing what she does—building cable TV networks—for 26 years, which is long enough to know that at a point, the slog of a career can ease and work can turn energizing again. Hammer, who built SyFy and USA Network and recently moved up to chairman of NBCU's (CMCSA) entire cable entertainment group, talked about this notion of belated reward on Monday, when she accepted a 2013 MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 23, 2013 12:50 PM ET
Here's the image that Yahoo (YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer put up on the screen yesterday when she talked publicly for the first time about the HR policy that brought her worldwide controversy.
"I need to talk about the elephant in the room," Mayer said at the Great Place to Work conference in Los Angeles. In case you don't get her joke, the "WFH" on the pachyderm's back is the CEO's code MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 19, 2013 5:34 PM ET
Jessica Shambora was a reporter at Fortune from 2008 until 2011 -- my great protegé and now a lifelong friend. Jess is now a marketing communications manager at Facebook (FB), but she's still a journalist to me. So when she texted me last night to tell me that she had finished the Boston Marathon and was shaken but okay, I asked her if she would share her take on the MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 16, 2013 12:18 PM ET
Sheryl Sandberg clearly knows how to lean in and position herself as one of the world's Most Powerful Women and a No. 1 best-selling author to boot. The Facebook (FB) COO also happens to be a pro at leaning on people to work for her.
Consider the experience of Carolyn Everson, a Sandberg protege whose official role at Facebook is VP of global marketing solutions--she is Facebook's powerful face to major MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 5, 2013 12:00 PM ET
When Carolyn Everson, Facebook's (FB) VP of global marketing solutions, confronted a management void in Europe, she opted to fix the problem herself. She moved her family--husband Doug and twin daughters--from New Jersey to London.
Now Everson is on the ground for six months, fortifying the European business, visiting international advertisers, and helping in the hunt for a new leader for the region. Last evening, during a quick trip home (she's MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 28, 2013 2:55 PM ET
Here's a workplace dilemma: How does a male boss mentor a woman in a world where 64% of men are afraid to be in a room alone with a female employee?
Ken Chenault has no fear. "You've got to develop relationships. You can't do things just in a formal context," says the American Express (AXP) CEO, who promotes informal mentoring at his company.
Here's Chenault and Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg talking with me MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 27, 2013 10:42 AM ET
Want to hear my interview with Sheryl Sandberg about what men can learn from Lean In...and how the Facebook (FB) COO applies her book's message to her own family? Click here.Patricia Sellers - Mar 22, 2013 1:29 PM ET
First Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg told us to Lean In.
Now New York Magazine—on its cover this week—tells us about "leaning back."
In the spirit of the latter, General Electric (GE) announced this morning that Charlene Begley, once viewed as the company's youngest rising star, is stepping down from her two big jobs: Chief Information Officer and head of the $8 billion Home and Business Solutions unit.
Begley, 45, is taking a MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 18, 2013 12:08 PM ET
In the crazy media buildup to Monday's release of Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, author/Facebook (FB) COO Sheryl Sandberg was surprised that men didn't chime into the public discourse. That changed in the past few days. PIMCO CEO Mohamed el-Erian wrote a wise commentary on Sandberg's crusade. I interviewed Sandberg about her message to men. Next week, I'll share with you my interview with Sandberg and MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 15, 2013 11:07 AM ET
Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead seems to be a book for women only.
Maybe it's not.
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and JPMorgan Chase (JPM) Jamie Dimon threw book-promo bashes for Sandberg this past week.
This morning, I met with Sandberg and American Express (AXP) CEO Ken Chenault—another male master of the universe whom the Facebook (FB) COO has captured on her Lean In bandwagon.
Maybe it's feminist MOREPatricia Sellers - Mar 13, 2013 4:18 PM ET
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