NEW YORK, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BritishAmerican Business (BAB), the leading transatlantic business organization, launched its Women's Initiative today with over 200 senior executives from over 100 companies attending.
The goal of BAB's Women's Initiative is to contribute to the awareness that equal access to career-building opportunities is the smart thing to do for all businesses. BAB's Women's Initiative will host networking, development and other important programs aimed at critical issues facing today's woman executive, including but not limited to, career and succession planning, financial planning and the promotion of open, inclusive and flexible work environments.
BAB's Women's Initiative Launch featured a keynote by Emmy Award-winning Maria Bartiromo, Anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell" and Anchor/Managing Editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," which was recently rated the most watched financial news television program in America. Among many awards, in December 2009, Bartiromo was featured in the Financial Times as one of the "50 Faces That Shaped the Decade."
"Maria Bartiromo has led the way for many women executives in the media, the markets, and business journalism," said Wendy Mendenhall, BAB Managing Director and pioneer of BAB's Women's Initiative. "With over 200 senior executives from our 300+ member companies in attendance, the turnout confirms the importance of this initiative and the significant respect that Maria Bartiromo justifiably commands in the marketplace," said Mendenhall.
About BritishAmerican Business
BritishAmerican Business has grown to become the leading transatlantic business organization, dedicated to helping companies connect and build their business on both sides of the Atlantic.
Our membership includes the world's leading multinationals and middle-market companies, including most of the major American and European players in banking, pharmaceuticals, energy, aerospace/defense, insurance, accountancy, law, real estate, telecoms, management/business consultancies, airlines and the media.
We provide them with access to practical, measurable business expansion opportunities by delivering high-caliber networking and targeted marketing platforms, as well as top-quality business intelligence and regulatory advice and influence.
We incorporate the American Chamber of Commerce (UK) and British-American Chamber of Commerce which we merged in 2000 to create a single, pre-eminent business organization to serve its members on both sides of the Atlantic.
About Maria Bartiromo
Maria Bartiromo is anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" (M-F, 3-5 p.m. ET), and anchor and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," recently rated the most watched financial news program in America. Both programs air globally on the CNBC network.
In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis. She has covered Wall Street for 20 years. Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer, writer and assignment editor with CNN Business News.
Bartiromo has received numerous prestigious awards, including a 2008 News and Documentary Emmy for her "Bailout Talks Collapse" program, broadcast on NBC Nightly News; and a Gracie Award for "Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream," broadcast on CNBC.
She also won a second Emmy Award for her 2009 documentary, "Inside The Mind of Google," which aired on CNBC.
In 2009, the Financial Times named her one of the "50 Faces That Shaped the Decade." She will be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame Class of 2011, for her impact on the cable industry – the first journalist to be inducted. Bartiromo is the author of several books, including "The Weekend That Changed Wall Street," published by Portfolio / Penguin, and "The 10 Laws of Enduring Success," published by Random House; both released in 2010.
Bartiromo writes a monthly column for USA TODAY. She has written a weekly column for BusinessWeek and Milano Finanza, as well as monthly columns for Individual Investor, Ticker and Reader's Digest magazines, and she has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post.
In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Bartiromo is on the Board of Directors of the New York City Ballet, the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; as well as PENCIL, Public Education Needs Civic Involvement and Leadership, which is a non-profit group focusing on improving New York high schools. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Economic Club of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.
Bartiromo graduated from New York University, where she studied journalism and economics. She served as an adjunct professor at NYU Stern School of Business in the fall 2010 semester.
SOURCE BritishAmerican Business