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Women Who Inspire: Kate Kendell

(Photo Courtesy of NCLRights.org)

NAME: Kate Kendell

AGE: 53

OCCUPATION: Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights

WHO SHE IS: Kate grew up in the notoriously gay-unfriendly state of Utah, receiving her J.D. from the University of Utah. A onetime attorney for the ACLU’s Utah chapter, Kate is now widely known as a spokesperson for LGBT rights, appearing on and in such media outlets as CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. She lives in San Francisco with her wife and their family, and is said to be very passionate about grass-roots community advocacy.

WHY SHE INSPIRES ME: As a gay woman, I’ve been moved, inspired and empowered by how Kate has created change and made the world a better place. She’s been working towards our goal of equality for all every day for the past decade (and I’m sure her work is not done). This agent of change possesses a profound sense of duty and pride – I’m a fan and one who would stand beside her or behind her on anything she stood up for.

Filed under: 38/38


Deanna Brown

Deanna is the President of Byliner a new start-up testing new models in publishing. Prior to joining Byliner, she spent four years as CEO for Federated Media Publishing and served as President at Scripps Networks Digital. In 1995 she co-founded CondeNet, the digital division of publisher CondeNast. She has also held VP and General Manager titles at Yahoo and AOL, and founded other successful media companies including Powerful Media/Inside.com (acquired by Primedia) and Gaming Industry News (acquired by Ziff Davis). Brown began her career as a founding member of a small L.A. advertising agency after graduating from the University of Southern California. She has more than twenty-five years experience as a seasoned media executive, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive.

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