Friday, January 20, 2012

Women's Leadership Program Profile: Kristin Bedard

Name: Kristin Bedard
Company: The Boston Globe and Boston.com
Education: Boston University BA, Political Science, Psychology 1997 – 2001, Cum Laude

Kristin has over 10 years experience in the local media industry, starting at The Boston Globe in 1999 while studying at BU. Leveraging her unique experience working in the newspaper industry during its transformation into a multi-platform news and content provider, Kristin directs strategic initiatives to grow local advertising revenues for The Boston Globe and Boston.com.

What do you like most about your job?
The opportunity for innovation and the outstanding resources within my organization. Also the tremendous networking and educational opportunities within my industry.

Who do you admire in the business world?I particularly admire entrepreneurs and those who have overcome obstacles in pursuit of their vision, not settling until they achieve their goals. Barbara Lynch comes to mind. I'm also inspired by those who work to support the success and advancement of women and girls.

If you could have any job in Boston, besides your own, what would it be and why?It would likely be supporting a cause that gives back to our community, either through protecting our environment and preserving the outdoors, or contributing to the strength of local families and children. I'm passionate about the outdoors and social causes.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?Still learning, working with new technologies for communication and accessing information. Enjoying time with family and friends.

Favorite place or way to unwind after a long day?Spending time with my husband Rob, cooking dinner together or planning our next camping trip.

What reading material is on your nightstand right now?My Life in France by Julia Child, Whole Living magazine, and Arnoldia, magazine of the Arnold Arboretum.

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