Claiming Your Seat at the Leadership Table: Resetting the Rules for Women

October 3, 2018 New York City

As many more women push forward to find their voices heard in boardrooms, in sporting arenas, on the Senate floor, in courts of law, in political races, and in STEM fields, we must endeavor to empower and educate rising managers, rising leaders, and rising stars to succeed in this changing social environment.

Join Lynda Clarizio, former President, Nielsen US Media, and JoAnna Foyle, Chief Operating Officer at OpenSlate and board member of Step Up, for an honest, interactive discussion delving into the following questions:

  • Being a leader requires strength and conviction. How do we evolve the way women are expected to behave so we don’t fear leading from a place of strength?
  • Getting promoted into a manager role can be rewarding AND difficult: peers become direct reports; you’re responsible for your work AND the team’s work; and you may have to handle contentious personnel matters. What tools do we need to anticipate these challenges and handle them successfully?
  • Diversity of thought and perspective is critical for successful careers; once in management / leadership roles, how do we continue to advocate for increased diversity around us?


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Lynda Clarizio, Board Member and Advisor, OpenSlate

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Lynda Clarizio has spent the last 18 years as a successful executive in the media industry growing and scaling businesses with a particular focus on data and technology. From 2013 thru 2017, she was the President of Nielsen U.S. Media, responsible for leading the performance of Nielsen’s U.S. Watch business providing media and advertiser clients with measurement and marketing effectiveness solutions across television, digital, audio and other media. Prior to Nielsen, she was Executive Vice President for corporate development and operations at AppNexus, a leading programmatic advertising platform. Before joining AppNexus, she was the CEO and President of INVISION, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions. Clarizio previously had a decade-long career at AOL, which she joined in 1999. She was the President of AOL’s consolidated advertising businesses, then called Platform-A. She also served as the President of, then the industry’s largest third party online advertising network. She was Executive Vice President of AOL’s audience business responsible for strategy, finance and business development, and also AOL’s Senior Vice President for corporate strategic and financial planning and Senior Vice President for acquisitions and strategic investments. Prior to joining AOL, Clarizio was a partner in the leading Washington, D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 thru 1999.

Clarizio is a recognized leader in advertising and media, having been named one of 2017’s “50 Most Powerful Women in New York” by Crain’s, one of 2011’s top 100 “Tech Titans” in the Washington, DC region by The Washingtonian, one of 2009’s “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment” by Digital Media Wire, and one of 2008’s “Women to Watch” by Advertising Age. She also was selected one of 1998’s “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40” by The Washingtonian.

Clarizio is a member of the boards of directors of CDW, Adjust GmbH, Resonate, OpenSlate and Human Rights First. She is a 1985 graduate of Harvard Law School and a 1982 graduate of Princeton University.

JoAnna Foyle JoAnna Foyle Chief Operating Officer

JoAnna Foyle, Chief Operating Officer, OpenSlate

JoAnna Foyle

JoAnna Foyle is the Chief Operating Officer for OpenSlate. She is responsible for bringing organizational rigor and scale to the company while directly managing several functions including Client Success, Video Platforms Strategy, Business Operations, Human Resources, and General Counsel.
JoAnna served most recently as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Platform Services at AOL, where she managed the division responsible for activating, servicing, and supporting customers of AOL’s SaaS platform, ONE by AOL for Advertisers.
JoAnna came to AOL via the acquisition, where she led the company’s North American Client Services and Ad Operations organization, delivering exemplary service and driving technology adoption across hundreds of brand, agency, portal, ad network, and publisher clients.
JoAnna spent the first half of her career working in digital agencies including MPG | Media Contacts and Carat Fusion with a focus on media and account leadership. She would then go on to work in media and technology companies like Yahoo!, Rapt, and Microsoft. Prior to joining, JoAnna served as VP, Marketing at FreeWheel, creating and building the brand for the publisher-focused video technology company acquired by Comcast.
JoAnna is based in New York where she lives with her husband and three dogs.


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