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11 Media Women Comprise Forbes’ List of World’s 100 Most Powerful Women

high achieversWhen Forbes released their list of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, we couldn’t help but wonder where media moguls landed on the list. Out of the 100 names, 11 women are in media. Congrats to the power women!

#9  – Sheryl Sandberg – COO of Facebook

#12 – Susan Wojcicki – CEO of YouTube

#14 – Oprah Winfrey

#18 – Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo

#28 – Amy Pascal – Co-Chairman, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Sony

#39 – Anna Wintour – Editor-in-chief of Vogue (US) and Artistic Director for Condé Nast

#42 – Bonnie Hammer – Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable

#52 – Arianna Huffington – Chair, President, and Editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group

#87 – Hu Shuli –Editor-in-chief of Caixin Media

#99 – Lila Tretikov – Executive Director of Wikimedia Foundation

#100 – Greta Van Susteren – Fox News Anchor

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Former Yahoo COO Banks $58 Million Severance Package

moneyIf you’ve ever been laid off from a job, you’re familiar with getting a nice little severance package of several weeks and eligibility for COBRA benefits and unemployment.

Unless you’re the former chief operating officer of Yahoo, Henrique de Castro. Here’s why: reports are circulating that he’s banking on a $58 million severance package for a job he held for merely 15 months! Read more

Several Media Execs Land on List of Most Powerful Women in Business

successWhen Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications.

While Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer made the top 10 (number five and eight, respectively), several women in our industry also made the list and simultaneously made us proud.

Let’s hear it for Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Per the gallery, she has the golden touch. “From online players to iPads, Sweeney has helped lead Disney into the digital age. Media Networks brought in $19.4 billion in 2012 revenue, and she launched another tech platform in May: WATCH lets some Disney and ABC subscribers live-stream shows on any device.”

Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Ads and Commerce at Google, oversees advertising products as well as the commerce unit. As for Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group, well, she got promoted in February and oversees 11 entertainment cable networks. Read more

Got Work-Life Balance? According to Glassdoor Survey Results, Yahoo! Sure Does

Even though Yahoo! ranked 16 out of 25 on Glassdoor’s annual report, the fact that Marissa Mayer eliminated the work from home option last year says a lot.

The report is based on employee feedback from the past 12 months and companies must pre-qualify. That is, they must have at least 50 work-life balance ratings on its site within the past 12 months as well and at least 10 ratings the year prior to that.

The average work-life balance on a scale of one to five (five topping the scale at “very satisfied”) was 3.2. Tech company SAS Institute snagged the top spot with a rating of 4.5 and National Instruments followed close behind them with 4.3.

Without further ado, here’s the top 25 list… Read more

Yahoo! Doubles Maternity Leave & Adds Paid Paternity Leave

WhenYahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer nixed the company’s telecommuting policy, it snagged headlines and created dialogue around working remotely. Well, her new policy regarding parenting is turning heads, too.

Mayer chose not to take a lengthy maternity leave last fall after giving birth to her son, but according to a piece in The Wall Street Journal, she’s generously extending her company’s parenting policies.

Yahoo! is now going to offer up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new mothers which is about twice the length of time from the previous policy. They’re also adding a paid paternity leave which will cover eight weeks of paid leave for new fathers and mothers encompassing having children through adoption, foster care or surrogacy.

There’s more: New parents will receive money to spend on household expenses to the tune of $500. And get this — employees who get new pets get perks, too like dog collars with the company logo. Read more

Media Beat Rewind With Marissa Mayer: Learn By Failing

Before she became the CEO of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer sat down with Media Beat when she was Google’s VP of consumer products. “I am a geek,” she said. Hear her decision making process over the 14 job offers she received in 1999!

As for advice on deciding where to work and the difference between working for a small or large company, she relied this question: “What ultimately do you want to learn?” Are decisions made when you’re in the room? Find out more!

Prometheus Global Media Names Ross Levinsohn as New CEO

According to Adweek, it’s parent company, Prometheus Global Media, has officially named Ross Levinsohn as its new CEO.

Levinsohn will lead Guggenheim Digital Media, a compilation of music, media and entertainment media brands which includes Dick Clark Productions. Previously he worked for Yahoo for two years as interim CEO before Marissa Mayer landed the top spot.

In a meeting today, Levinsohn told employees, ”While there’s digital in the title of this company, the importance of print goes without saying. I don’t think print is something that goes away.”

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Crowd-Sources Newborn’s Name

Chalk this one up to the sign of the times!

When Marissa Mayer, Yahoo CEO, welcomed her baby boy into the world, she and her husband Zack Bogue specifically asked for suggestions for their infant’s name.

According to Forbes, here is the e-mail they sent to family and friends:

“Hi All -

Zack and I welcomed BBB (Baby Boy Bogue) into our family last night.

He arrived exactly one week ahead of schedule at 22:22 p.m. on 9/30/12, weighing 8 lbs 14 oz and is 21″ tall.  He is now officially BBBB – Big Baby Boy Bogue!  We are all very happy and excited.  Name TBD – suggestions welcome!

With love and happiness,

Marissa & Zack”

Technically, the typical online inquiry of crowd-sourcing shouldn’t be a total surprise when you look at their roots. Mayer was synonymous with Google until her recent departure this summer and her husband is a managing partner and angel investor of Founders Den.

Wayne Powers, Former Yahoo Exec, Joins Parade Publications

Although a lot of buzz over at Yahoo surrounds new CEO Marissa Mayer, one of their execs is leaving his role as the svp of North American Sales to become president and group publisher at Parade Publications.

As per Adweek, Parade issued an announcement indicating Wayne Powers will “oversee advertising sales and marketing efforts.” In addition, it’s anticipated he’ll “lead the company’s efforts to grow its print and digital offerings.”

Jack Haire, the CEO of Parade,  told Adweek, “The chance to get a guy like Wayne Powers, with his diverse background and experience, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

He added, “We’re playing offense here!”

Marissa Mayer Named CEO & President of Yahoo

Marissa Mayer, known for being vice-president at Google and its first female engineer, has been named the CEO and president of Yahoo.

According to The New York Times, Mayer resigned today from her 13-year tenure at Google via telephone; she’ll begin her new job tomorrow.

During an interview with the newspaper, Mayer recalled “an amazing time at Google.” She added that “it was a reasonably easy decision” to accept the position at Yahoo at “one of the best brands on the Internet.”

In her new role, Mayer joins a list of a few women in an elite leadership role. There’s Meg Whitman, chief executive at Hewlett-Packard, Virginia Rometty, chief at IBM, and Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer at Facebook. Read more

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