On January 17, 2017, The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) enthusiastically welcomed four highly accomplished leaders in business and media to its Board of Directors: Stephanie Kauffman, Jennifer Reingold, Andrea B. Smith and Marisa Thalberg.
These four exceptional women are inspirational during this uncertain time and each have a colorful and rich professional career.
Stephanie Kauffman assumed the role of Chief Strategic Alliances Officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) after 16 years as a senior marketing executive at Universal Studios in Los Angeles. She has led the transformation of the BCRF brand, content strategy, storytelling and digital engagement.
Jennifer Reingold recently became the Global Head of Content for Egon Zehnder International, following a 10-year tenure at Fortune Magazine. Reingold was an Editor-at-Large at Fortune, where she received several major journalism awards, including the Gerald Loeb award, the Henry Luce award and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers award for investigative reporting.
Andrea B. Smith, Bank of America’s Chief Administrative Officer, is a key member of the company’s executive management team. Smith joined Bank of America in 1988 and has held a range of leadership positions in Global Human Resources, transforming many of the bank’s human resources efforts, including hiring, benefits, diversity, and inclusion.
Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer for Taco Bell, has significant expertise in branding and marketing. In addition, she founded the blog Executive Moms in 2002, which has become a leading social network and content provider for this demographic, making her a seasoned leader in digital and social media.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to be adding these seasoned women leaders to the Board of the IWMF. Our organization is at a pivotal moment, where issues of press freedom and gender equality are increasingly important…” said Elisa Lees Muñoz, Executive Director of the IWMF, adding, “I’m confident these [women]… will play a vital role in enabling us to achieve our goals.”