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A Good Day for Power Women – Marissa Mayer to Head Yahoo as CEO

With only a small percent of women leading the world’s largest companies, I was thrilled to read today that Google’s Marissa Mayer is joining Yahoo as its newest CEO. Ms. Mayer has long been a woman I’ve admired in business, representing Google with grace and feminine power, while taking her place among the boys’ club in Board rooms. It’s not an easy feat – as ABC News reported just last Fall, only 16 women have headed up Fortune 500 companies at the same time. I’m hoping that more women like Ms. Mayer will continue to grow that number, as she follows in the foot steps of other female leads in breaking that glass ceiling. Let’s hope not only is her tenure outstanding, but her future departure goes more gracefully than Yahoo’s last female CEO.

As The Wall Street Journal reported, Mayer said:

I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo, one of the internet’s premier destinations for more than 700 million users. I look forward to working with the Company’s dedicated employees to bring innovative products, content, and personalized experiences to users and advertisers all around the world.

Best of luck, Marissa. We’re excited to see what you do!

“Real life Wintour whisperer” in @FastCompany -on @MBFashionWeek, @Wang_Vera, #fashion, motherhood/career balance

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Stephanie Winston Wolkoff Brings Fashion to New York’s Lincoln Center

Credentials: Remember how Emily Blunt flanked Meryl Streep’s Anna Wintour-inspired character in The Devil Wears Prada, whispering names to her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala? Wolkoff was a real-life Wintour whisperer. She worked for 11 years as Vogue‘s director of special events, handling logistics — and, yes, all those names — for those galas at the Met.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Lincoln Center, Director

Photograph by Peter Hapak

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Photograph by Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Big Idea: Create a fashion hub at New York’s Lincoln Center, which Stephanie Winston Wolkoff calls a “blank white canvas that hadn’t been filled.” “We need to incorporate fashion into every element and institution,” she says, “whether it be through designer-lecture series,

Big Idea: Create a fashion hub at New York’s Lincoln Center, which Stephanie Winston Wolkoff calls a “blank white canvas that hadn’t been filled.” “We need to incorporate fashion into every element and institution,” she says, “whether it be through designer-lecture series, photography exhibitions, or collaborative efforts between artists and designers.” Wolkoff is starting with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which this month relocates to Lincoln Center from Bryant Park. Much as Lincoln Center has tried to diversify the audience for performing arts, the fashion-week director plans to democratize the typically insider-only event, via programs for designer-loving everyday Janes, including a Vogue consumer fashion show for 1,000 non-industry people featuring clothes that are actually available in stores.

Gala as brainteaser: Organizing the Costume Institute ball “was like a chess game. I knew every detail about every person at every single seat. I worked with other editors to decide what guest was wearing what, so they wouldn’t come in the same dresses. I made sure exes weren’t seated with exes.”

BlackBerry or iPhone? BlackBerry. “Indispensable!”

The Supermom myth: Wolkoff says her experience as a working mother taught her “there’s no such thing as Supermom. I thought I could have the best of both worlds, except the guilt inside of me took over.”

Life lessons from Anna Wintour: Wolkoff says she learned two key things from the editrix and mom of two, whom she calls her career role model: “That you actually can have a balance between family and career. And to follow your instincts.”

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