She Runs It Names Six New Board Members As It Accelerates Membership And National Expansion
501c3 Not-for-profit Organization Celebrates 107 Years of Advocating for Women in Marketing, Media & Tech
New York; (July 1, 2019) – She Runs It today announced the addition of six new directors to its board. The new members include Michelle Aragon, SVP Business Solutions, Magna Global; Catherine Davis, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Feeding America; Angela Johnson, US Head Account Management, Dentsu Aegis Network; Lucia Ballas-Traynor, EVP Client Partnerships, Hemisphere Media Group, Inc.; Beth Superfin, SVP, Content Partnerships Turner Warner Media Portfolio Strategy & Solutions, Warner Media; and Maria Weaver, Chief Marketing Officer, Comcast Advertising.
“She Runs It is powered by a group of outstanding industry leaders who are actively committed to our mission, which is to pave the way for more women to lead at every level of marketing, media and tech. We are extremely fortunate that these six women have agreed to join our already formidable board at this pivotal moment in our history, when we are expanding across the country and across the full landscape of marketing,” said Lynn Branigan, President and CEO of She Runs It.
Board members are chosen to ensure a balance of executives representing the marketing ecosystem. They are identified by current board members and a nominating committee that surfaces a diverse slate of candidates who have a proven ability to shape and influence the trajectory of women as leaders.
She Runs It was founded in 1912 by two journal editors who wanted to counter the exclusive, all-male advertising league that existed. It later rebranded as Advertising Women of New York; then in 2016, the organization changed its name to She Runs It and began a national expansion campaign, launching first in Chicago and scheduled for launch in San Francisco by the end of 2019.
The She Runs It board is responsible for co-managing the organization’s many services and programs that are designed to propel women into leadership positions. These include the national expansion campaign; the industry’s most expansive mentoring program (nearly 400 mentoring pairs), oversight of the agency’s Loan Relief Program, which has donated $600,000 to women since its inception; as well as inclusion and diversity measurement initiatives, training programs, networking opportunities and recognition events that spotlight outstanding working moms, game-changers and more.
The new directors join a board that includes: Lisa Donohue, CEO, Publicis Spine; Jill Kelly, Chief Marketing Officer, GroupM; Sarah Personette, VP Global Client Solutions, Twitter; Julie Rollauer, Global Sales Skills Curriculum Manager, Google, Inc.; Phyllis Ehrlich, Group Vice President, Spectrum Reach Preferred; Sheila Buckley, former head of sales at Business Insider ; Dana Anderson, Chief Transformation Officer, MediaLink; Priscilla Valls, VP Agency, Advertiser and Industry Relations, Pandora; Denise Colella, SVP Advanced Advertising Products and Strategy, NBCUniversal; Julie Fleischer, SVP, Head of Customer Intelligence, WW; Eva Press, US Group Lead, Consumer Packaged Goods and Healthcare
Branigan added: “I love the quote by Margaret Meade who said, ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful citizens can change the world.’ This defines our board. This brilliant, generous group of women are committed to helping lift up other women and propel as many women as men into leadership roles in marketing, media and tech.”
About She Runs It
She Runs It is a 501c3 not-for-profit that exists to pave the way for women to lead at every level of marketing, media and tech. With chapters in New York and Chicago, membership stands at over 4,100 women, men and corporate alliance partners.