I spent the first 15 years of my career working big jobs on big projects in big companies. I specialized in innovation, internal start-ups and turnarounds that lived within the traditional corporate structure of big media companies. In my corporate jobs, it was critical for me to understand all aspects of the digital media business – creative, product, consumer experience, marketing, technology, financial, and analytical. My ability to synthesize all those elements and communicate clearly and effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders made it possible for me to get. stuff. done. I loved this work.
But in 2008, my life changed. One of my children had been recently diagnosed with autism and I found myself in a world of parental advocacy that simply couldn’t be outsourced to a grandparent, a babysitter or a close friend.
I set up a consultancy so I could keep doing the kind of work I loved in media and technology, but on a schedule that allowed me to also do the work I needed to do for my family.
That year, I also co-founded the award-winning and wildly popular baby naming website, BabyNameWizard.com. When my partner and I sold the company to CafeMom in 2014, I had more time to dedicate to writing, my lifelong passion. I started writing seriously for myself and have been published in many places you might have heard of. My memoir is represented by a fantastic agent, but has also been hailed as too depressing by people who don’t know me.
In 2018, I returned to corporate life full-time as SVP, Product at News Corp. I also began my stint in local government as a member of my town council.
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