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Oct 29th 2013

AOLer Wins Global Emerging Leader Award

AOL prides itself on its pipeline of leadership talent – such as our audience development manager, Ainul Huda. We're thrilled to announce that he was recently honored with the Global Emerging Leader Award from Asian MBA International, the largest group of Asian professionals and MBA students in the U.S.
The award recognizes top-level, high-caliber Pan-Asian executives who are a source of inspirational leadership, strong role models for Pan-Asian youth, and possess impressive knowledge, expertise and creativity in their trailblazing efforts to cultivate positive change and support for organizational and community advancement efforts.

In his role on the Audience Development team, Ainul heads the central paid acquisition team, which generates revenue and traffic for AOL properties through investments in external partnerships. In a previous role at AOL, he provided investment and optimization guidance for various organic and paid initiatives to help grow and retain users.

Ainul received the award during the organization's Annual Leadership Conference, which connects business students and professionals with multi-national corporations and government agencies for advancement of their careers.

The conference -- which saw an attendance of over 3,000 people -- focused on U.S. companies' growing international revenue streams and the evolution of workforce diversity from "nice to have" to "must have" in order to compete in the global marketplace.
We're proud to have talented individuals who are smart and love what they do. Congrats, Ainul!

Sep 26th 2012

The MAKERS Story Grows with Two Writers

The MAKERS gallery of videos about groundbreaking women of the past 50 years now features the stories of a writer who found her calling in writing cookbooks for families, and the first female Mexican-American writer whose work was taken on by a mainstream publisher.

Amanda Haas is a cookbook author, recipe tester and founder of One Family One Meal, a website that provides free recipes, menu plans and shopping lists for families.

After a few post-collegiate years working at Williams-Sonoma, Haas found her calling when she attended culinary school. She has since tested and developed more than 400 recipes for dozens of cookbooks, including the IACP Cookbook of the Year recipient A16 Food + Wine. As manager of Williams-Sonoma's test kitchen, Haas has filmed over 50 instructional cooking videos featured on Williams-Sonoma.com. Her first book, "Cooking Light Real Family Food: Simple & Easy Recipes Your Whole Family Will Love," was published Sept 4.

Sandra Cisneros is a Mexican-American novelist, poet and short story writer. Her books include "The House on Mango Street," "Caramelo" and "Woman Hollering Creek." She's the recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Macarthur "Genius" Grant. Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954, the only girl among seven siblings. The family shuttled between Chicago and Mexico City before finally settling in the area of Chicago known as Humbolt Park, a neighborhood that would later provide inspirations for "The House on Mango Street."

Cisneros began writing as a teenager, serving as the editor of her high school's literary magazine. She went on to study English literature at Loyola University in Chicago before earning her Master or Fine Arts at the prestigious Iowa Writers Workshop.

In addition to her novels, books of poetry and short stories, Cisneros has also taught writing at nearly every level, from grade school to graduate school. She's also been a visiting writer at several universities including the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. As the first female Mexican-American writer to have her work published by a mainstream publisher, Cisneros has seen her books translated worldwide and "The House on Mango Street" remains required reading in middle schools, high schools and universities across the country.

Learn more about Sandra in this video:




For more inspiring stories, visit MAKERS.com

Mar 15th 2012

New Women Debut on MAKERS.com

Following our launch of MAKERS.com two weeks ago, new stories have been added to the site, which showcases hundreds of compelling stories from the women who make America.

This week's MAKERS include playwright Eve Ensler, who discusses her traumatic childhood, the success of The Vagina Monologues, founding of V-day to fight violence against women, her battle with cancer and more. And in a profile of music entrepreneur Lauren Bucherie you'll hear about theAustin production company she co-founded as well as her thoughts on the glass ceiling, sensitivity and success.

Here is playwright Eve Ensler, one of the newest MAKERS stories we've added to MAKERS.com:




If you haven't already, browse the site for more stories of groundbreaking women who have sparked historic change. Check back for new profiles that will be added weekly or follow @MAKERSwomen on Twitter and Facebook for the lastest MAKERS news.

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