Thursday, January 09, 2014

BuzzFeed's Eric Harris joins IWMF Board of Directors

Eric Harris, Executive Vice President of Business Operations at BuzzFeed, has joined the Board of Directors of the International Women's Media Foundation as its Treasurer.

"I am humbled to join this diversely talented Board, and thrilled to support the integral role of pioneering women as they courageously shape journalism in the rapidly evolving global landscape," Harris told the IWMF.

Harris is responsible for all business operations and partnerships at BuzzFeed, a news site that provides shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment and video across the social web to its global audience of over 100M.

One of BuzzFeed's first employees, Harris has been a key figure in developing its business model, new ventures, and growing the site's relationships with publishers and brands. He leads a team of strategists, planners, account managers, marketers and advertising operations professionals who work with FORTUNE 500 brands.

"As we celebrate the IWMF's 25th Anniversary, we look forward to leveraging Eric's wealth of experience to take us into our next quarter century," said Elisa Lees Munoz, IWMF's Executive Director.

Before joining BuzzFeed, Harris was VP of Product Management at Operative Media, and Director of Operations at

For a list of all members of the IWMF's 2014 Board of Directors, visit

For more information about the IWMF, visit, contact Anna Schiller (, (+1) 202.567.2613), follow @IWMF on Twitter, and "like"

About the IWMF

Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women's Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The IWMF's programs empower women journalists with the training, support and network to become leaders in the news industry.

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