Media companies must embrace change if they want to thrive.
STEPHANIE MEHTA: While our panelists are getting seated, I thought I'd set the stage for our conversation today by rather than dwelling on the problem or the issues facing the media, I thought we could spend some time talking about the solutions. Everybody here in this room, even if you're not in the media business, understand how your own media consumption MOREFortune Editors - Oct 3, 2012 4:00 PM ET
Three strategies to cut deals in foreign diplomacy and corporate America.
By Beth Kowitt
FORTUNE -- Lael Brainard may spend most of her time negotiating with foreign countries, but the Under Secretary for International Affairs for the U.S. Department of Treasury offered up some tips on persuasive diplomacy that could just as easily apply to the boardroom. At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, the U.S.'s top financial diplomat said that she MOREOct 2, 2012 7:44 PM ET
Actress, writer, and director Lena Dunham joined CNN's Soledad O'Brien on stage at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.
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STEPHANIE MEHTA: I'm very excited about our next session. Fortune does some things very well. We know business. We've got business covered. But although we have a lot of women from media at our summit, and though we are part of a big media company, Time Warner, we very MOREOct 2, 2012 6:52 PM ET
Irene Rosenfeld spoke at Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Summit about splitting the company and how eating habits are changing.
By Anne VanderMey
FORTUNE -- Irene Rosenfeld was last year's most powerful woman in business, nabbing the top spot in Fortune's annual ranking as then-CEO of $54 billion Kraft Foods. This year, she clocked in at number four on the list. The drop was one she engineered herself, by heading up the MOREOct 2, 2012 5:46 PM ET
Irene Rosenfeld oversaw the division of Kraft Foods, which became effective on Monday. Now CEO of Mondelez International, Rosenfeld joined Fortune's Stephanie Mehta on stage at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.
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STEPHANIE MEHTA: Good morning, everyone, thank you so much. Welcome to Irene who has flown in especially for this conversation, so we're really grateful for your presence here. It's a busy time for you. As of MOREOct 2, 2012 5:29 PM ET
Plus: her two worst career mistakes.
JOHN HUEY: I came to the first Most Powerful Women's conference, and I skipped the next 13. (Laughter.) I thought I'd drop in and see how we're doing, pretty amazing.
I hope at least some of you are asking, "Why did they get a guy to introduce the most powerful woman in business?" And the answer is because I spent the better part of 40 years MOREFortune Editors - Oct 2, 2012 3:47 PM ET
The IBM CEO and Chairman talks leadership, Watson, and what she learned from her mom at Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit.
By Jennifer Reingold
FORTUNE -- Ginni Rometty, CEO and now Chairman of IBM, is Fortune's 2012 Most Powerful Woman. But like many of the people on that list, there was an even more powerful woman behind her—her mom.
A single mother who hadn't finished college, and struggled to raise four children, Rometty's mom led by MOREOct 2, 2012 1:53 PM ET
At Fortune's Most Powerful Women Summit, GE's Beth Comstock and NASDAQ Corporate Director Nilofer Merchant advised corporations on how to use social media to innovate -- and boost the bottom line.
By Colleen Leahey
FORTUNE – At a breakfast roundtable Tuesday morning at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, author of 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era Nilofer Merchant kicked off discussion with quite the statement: "Corporate strategy has MOREOct 2, 2012 1:38 PM ET
Mentoring, a hot topic when our first Most Powerful Women list launched in 1998, has helped plenty of women get ahead. Sponsorship can help even more -- but it's harder to come by.
FORTUNE -- Bridget Van Kralingen, senior vice president of global business services at IBM (and No. 23 on our list of Most Powerful Women), tells two stories, from different points in her career, that illustrate the difference between a MOREAnne Fisher, contributor - Sep 21, 2012 10:40 AM ET
She's earned the No. 1 spot in our annual ranking of the Most Powerful Women in Business. But to keep Big Blue growing, Rometty will have to sell IBM like never before.
By Jessi Hempel, senior writer
FORTUNE -- Ginni Rometty's first customer conference as CEO of IBM (IBM) was an unusual affair, especially by Big Blue's buttoned-up standards. The June confab took place in an airy loft in Manhattan's hip MORESep 20, 2012 6:15 AM ET
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