In this monthly series, Built In Chicago highlights some of the most important players in our digital ecosystem: the women. From entrepreneurs to technologists, investors to academic leaders, and corporate innovators to developers, women play important and diverse roles in dozens of local organizations. Every month, we'll introduce you to five women worth knowing. Through these exclusive interviews, get to know these women through their likes, experiences, and maybe even their secrets. Here's one of them.
[ibimage==20277==Medium==none==self==ibimage_align-left]WHAT DO YOU DO?
I direct editorial and social media strategies for the consumer review site Viewpoints.com. Real-world feedback on 35k products. No spin.
WHY DID YOU BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR?
I left TV news after 25 years and wanted to throw my energy into digital. Viewpoints wanted to build content, so it was a great fit.
THE BEST ADVICE YOU EVER RECEIVED?
When I got my first management job overseeing a newsroom, my boss told me, “Never forget. You work for them.”
YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE ON A DAILY BASIS?
The clock. There's never, ever enough time.
YOUR SECRET WEAPON?
Self-confidence. When you believe in yourself, anything's possible.
YOUR ADVICE FOR YOUNGER WOMEN?
Don't take anything personally, and ask questions. Tech people love to share knowledge.
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