Dawn Leaks Talks Women Running Media Companies, Leadership And CEO Duties

Dawn and I talk leadership, women running media companies and doing the unsexy duties of CEO.

Dawn Leaks knows firsthand the challenges and advantages of women running media companies. She came aboard as chief executive officer of Lioness in the last quarter of 2015. Since then the communications dynamo has taken the reins of the online news company for female entrepreneurs. Under her direction, the company has grown exponentially, adding live and virtual events, coaching, mentoring, training and leadership programming to its offerings.

Leaks is known as a powerful teacher and trainer, providing leadership development workshops and coaching to corporations across Western Massachusetts. She’s served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Hampshire College, an adjunct professor at Bay Path University and has guest lectured at the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management as well as Smith College.

Dawn and I talk leadership, women running media companies and doing the unsexy duties of CEO.

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About the author

Natasha Zena

Around age eight Natasha Zena was told it was a woman’s job to take care of the home and since then she has built a career out of telling women they can do whatever the hell they want to do. She is the co-founder of Lioness, the go-to news source for everything female entrepreneur. Natasha was recognized as an emerging leader in digital media by The Poynter Institute and the National Association of Black Journalists. She has mentored women entrepreneurs and moderated panels at a number of national accelerators, Startup Weekends and conferences such as The Lean Startup Conference, the Massachusetts Conference for Women, Women Empower Expo and Smart Cities Connect. Natasha is also the author of the popular whitepaper, "How To Close The Gender Gap In Startup Land By 2021." In her spare time, she writes short fiction and hangs out with her son, Shaun.

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