Danielle Brown’s career began with taking a job at DuPont, leading a major transformation program to modernize the Dupont IT environment, and eventually serving as Global Chief Information Officer for Crop Protection, a $3.2 billion DuPont Strategic Business Unit, and IT Transformational Productivity Leader.
Stories from Chicago women making change.
After a visit with her father, Christie Hefner’s life took a turn and she decided to enter the family business, Playboy Enterprises. During Hefner’s tenure, she restored financial integrity, broadened institutional ownership and revived investor confidence, and was the longest serving woman CEO of a publicly traded company.
A child of revolution, Maryam Banikarim and her family fled Iran in 1979, moving first to Paris and then to California. In addition to holding the position of Gannett’s first-ever CMO, Banikarim served as EVP & Global Chief Marketing Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corp.