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

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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.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Kahlil Gibran: On Friendship

Your friend is your needs answered. He is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.

And he is your board and your fireside.

For you come to him with your hunger, and you seek him for peace.

...when you part from your friend, you grieve not;

For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber from the plain.

And let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

For love that seeks aught but the disclosure of its own mystery is not love but a net cast forth: and only the unprofitable is caught.

And let your best be for your friend.

If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also.

For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill?

Seek him always with hours to live.

For it is his to fill your need, but not your emptiness.

And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.

For in the dew of little things, the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

- The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran.

(I'm drowned in the pages of this book today. May God bless my brother who let me borrow it!!!).