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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 Brown joined Valence Media as Managing Director, working with the Hollywood Reporter-Billboard brands businesses for the past 6 months and was recently promoted to President of the division. Prior Deanna assisted Broadway Video Ventures in the launch of a modern mystical service, Sanctuary Ventures Inc. Prior, Deanna served as Guide Spark’s, Senior Vice President, Content. Deanna most noted for her role as CEO of Federated Media Publishing among other key innovation roles. In 2009, she served as President at Scripps Networks Digital, where she led the charge on bringing Scripps more fully into the digital space. 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 and Gaming Industry News. Brown began her career as a member of a small L.A. advertising agency upon graduation from the University of Southern California. She has more than three decades of experience as a seasoned media, executive, entrepreneur and Fortune 500 executive.

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