New York, NY – September 2, 2015 – Todd Sears, founder and CEO of Out Leadership, today announced that Stephanie Sandberg is joining Out Leadership as Managing Director, Advisory & Client Services.
Sandberg is a highly experienced media executive and marketing consultant whose work has included publishing, business consulting, and private equity. She was President and Publisher of The New Republic, where she was among the first in the industry to pivot her business to an online-driven customer model; served as chair of IMAG/The Independent Magazine Group, where she was named a Folio: 40 Industry Leader; helped launch Food Network Magazine, for Hearst, ran sales and marketing for PlanetOut/gay.com and served as Executive Publisher of Columbia Journalism Review.
As CMO for operations consulting experts SSA & Co., the G100 and High Lantern Group – a global efficiency consulting group, a CEO membership organization and a thought leader communications firm – she dealt with operational and communications issues at all levels of corporate engagement. Most recently she helped launch private equity firm Rosemark Capital, where she also oversaw research for a book on entrepreneurs.
“Stephanie is the ideal team member to join Out Leadership at this moment, as we’re scaling our offerings across product lines and industries. We’re thrilled to bring her experience building businesses to our firm,” said Sears.
“I couldn’t be more excited to help take Out Leadership to market,” said Sandberg. “What Todd and his team have built in 4 years is not only testament to their strategy and smarts, but also to a business landscape hungry to profit from LGBT inclusion.”
Stephanie was a longtime board member of the Women’s Venture Fund and member of the Communications committee of Human Rights Watch; she occasionally blogs at HuffingtonPost.com. An honors graduate of Stanford University, she lives in Princeton, NJ with her wife and two daughters.
ABOUT OUT LEADERSHIP
Out Leadership is a global LGBT business organization that partners with the world’s most influential companies to build business opportunities, cultivate talent, and drive LGBT equality forward. LGBT inclusion positively impacts business results, and including LGBT people at the most senior level of executive leadership powerfully and positively benefits business bottom lines. We call this idea Return on Equality™.
Comprised of 64 member firms from the financial services, technology, legal and insurance industries, and dedicated to cross-industry collaboration, Out Leadership is a certified B Corporation. Out Leadership operates two industry-specific business initiatives: Out on the Street and Out in Law, and two talent initiatives: Quorum, which aims to increase LGBT representation on corporate boards, and OutNEXT, the first global talent development program for emerging LGBT leaders.
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