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
I met Pooja Sankar two years ago after she founded Piazza, a collaboration platform that facilitates class discussion among students and teachers. Starting with a few students at Stanford, Piazza now is used at top universities such as Stanford and Princeton and MIT and in 25 countries around the world. With $7.5 million in funding from Sequoia Capital and Bessemer Ventures, Sankar, 32, aspires to play a key role in MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 19, 2013 9:19 AM ET
You can learn from yesterday's laugh line--to make sure you aren't tomorrow's!
Guest Post by Mary Civiello
By now, most of us have seen Senator Marco Rubio's awkward snatch of Poland Spring during his State of the Union response.
And if you have spoken in front of an audience, you can empathize.
A combination of nerves and bright lights causes you to sweat, dehydrate, and need H2O NOW.
The longer you wait, the worse it MOREPatricia Sellers - Feb 14, 2013 2:41 PM ET
Guest Post by Mary Civiello
The communication goal for 2013 should be aiming for authenticity.
I've been looking for what the world needs now, and Beyoncé was the catalyst. Like everyone else, I was in awe of her on Inauguration day--her beauty, her voice...and then it went just a bit flat with word that she was probably lip synching, forcing the Marine Corps band to fake it.
Oh, I know it was cold, and plenty MOREPatricia Sellers - Jan 24, 2013 11:52 AM ET
Marillyn Hewson, a nearly 30-year Lockheed veteran, currently runs the company's largest division.
By Beth Kowitt, writer
FORTUNE -- The fall of Lockheed Martin's incoming CEO Christopher Kubasik has elevated one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women.
Marillyn Hewson, No. 19 on our power list this year, was due to become COO on January 1 when Kubasik took over the top job from Bob Stevens -- that is until today when Kubasik resigned after MOREFortune Editors - Nov 9, 2012 7:00 PM ET
Catherine Hooper is one of the more intriguing entrepreneurs I've met recently. Her startup, Black Umbrella, provides services to help people prepare for floods, hurricanes, nuclear war and pretty much any other disaster we might fear. Hooper knows disasters: She is the fiance of Andrew Madoff, Bernie Madoff's son whose career collapsed when his dad (who was his employer) was discovered to be the world's greatest Ponzi schemer. I profiled MOREPatricia Sellers - Nov 6, 2012 8:15 AM ET
Angela Braly had been subject to mounting investor scrutiny following a disappointing second-quarter earnings report.
By Anne Vandermey, reporter
FORTUNE -- The number of women CEOs in the Fortune 500 is back down to 19 with yesterday's ouster of WellPoint's (WLP) Angela Braly.
Braly had been subject to mounting investor scrutiny following a disappointing second-quarter earnings report. Despite her support from the board and WellPoint's well-received $4.9 billion acquisition of Medicaid specialist MOREFortune Editors - Aug 29, 2012 11:13 AM ET
Business bigwigs across the land have been taking to podiums and advising young people how to succeed. Few graduation speakers have life stories and lessons as rich as Vernon Jordan does.
The high-powered lawyer and corporate director yesterday addressed the grads of New York City's Ethical Culture Fieldston School. My boss, Fortune Managing Editor Andy Serwer, was among the proud parents there. So was Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 7, 2012 2:37 PM ET
I had planned to be in Omaha for Warren Buffett's big weekend. But I'm in Pennsylvania with my very sick dad. Trading emails this morning with CNN's Poppy Harlow, I asked her if she would do a Guest Post for Postcards. Thank you, Poppy, for this terrific report on the Berkshire Hathaway annual festivities.
by Poppy Harlow, CNN Correspondent
This morning in Omaha, Warren Buffett welcomed some 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway (BRKA) shareholders MOREPatricia Sellers - May 5, 2012 12:44 PM ET
Today, International Women's Day, brings news that progress in the boardroom remains feeble: 10% of directors' seats worldwide are held by women, according to a new report. Meanwhile, as the U.K. contemplates quotas for corporate boards, a British businesswoman exhorts her countrywomen to assert themselves.-Pattie Sellers
By Domini Pettifar, joint managing director, dnx marketing
Do British businesswomen need more swagger? It is a question I raise, in all seriousness, as the MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Mar 8, 2012 11:28 AM ET
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