Rising to the Top: Women in CE Style
The first Women in CE career-enhancement forum comprised of several presentations and panel programs illustrating keys to success for females in this industry. One of these panels focused on "Insights on Success: An Exploration on Rising to the Top."
The panel, moderated by the day's keynote speaker, Cathie Black, former chairwoman and president of Hearst Magazines and New York Times best-selling author of "Basic Black: The Essential Guide to Getting Ahead at Work (And in Life)," included Sandra Benedetto, director of Field Engineering for THX Media Director technology at THX Ltd.; Karen Chupka, senior VP of Events and Conferences at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA); Andrea Smith, channel editor, Mashable Lifestyle; and Kristine Welker, VP, chief revenue officer for Hearst Digital Media.
Black directed career questions to the panel, beginning with the topic of risk-taking, specifically asking is taking risks scary? Stupid?