Since June of 2019, Leslie Dukker Doty has been working as the Chief Strategic Advisor to Women in the Boardroom, developing and executing a strategic growth plan alongside Founder Sheila Ronning to prepare the company to scale. Stepping into the role of CEO, effective immediately, Doty will amplify this growth and expansion strategy, focusing on innovative digital products, strategic partnerships, and services.
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Sheila Ronning will continue to lead board strategy and relationships, and member services. Since 2002, Ronning has passionately advanced the mission of gender and racial equality in the Boardroom. She continues this pursuit in augmenting her already unmatched success of 60% of membership holding corporate board appointments.
"I am excited to have Leslie take on the role of CEO. She brings with her a unique perspective and decades of expertise and experience transforming, growing, and expanding businesses," said Ronning. She continued, "We need to continue to holistically provide women with the right support throughout their board journey, enabling them to make true connections in obtaining board seats. Bringing Women in the Boardroom to the next level means more access and opportunity for more women – a critical mission."
Before joining Women in the Boardroom, Doty was the Executive Vice President of Consumer Marketing & Revenue and President and Global Division Head of multiple business units at Time Inc. While there, she led digital data and organizational transformation initiatives, successfully enabling and executing a growth plan and pivoting the business to focus on consumer products and services. Doty was a member of the executive team that managed the $2.8 billion sale of the company and its magazine brands, including People, Time, Fortune, and Sports Illustrated, to Meredith Corporation in 2018. Before joining Time Inc., Doty held senior-level executive positions at Trusted Media Brands, CVS Health, Mastercard, and Citibank, and was Co-Founder of Scanalytics LLC.
"I am thrilled to be joining Sheila and the team at Women in the Boardroom especially during these turbulent times," said Doty. "Throughout my career, I have been a mentor, an advocate, and a change agent for all women through corporate career advancement to board service. And now, more than ever, that core mission is critical. Sheila has been a visionary and a pioneer in getting women a seat at the corporate board table, and I look forward to building on her success through the execution of our ambitious growth plans."
Leslie is currently an Advisory Board Member of ActionIQ, an information technology services company, a 2017 NOW-NYC Women of Power & Influence Award honoree, and a DMN Marketing Hall of Femme Honoree in 2015. Doty holds an MBA in Marketing from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.S. in Communications from Northwestern University.
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