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Susan Bratton Named 2009 Woman of Influence in Silicon Valley by the Business Journal


On behalf of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, I’d like to congratulate you on being named as one of the 2009 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley. You and 99 other outstanding women will be featured in our Women of Influence special supplement in the March 6th issue of the Business Journal.

You were nominated by your peers and selected by our Women of Influence judges, MetricStream CEO Shellye Archambeau; 1stAct Silicon Valley CEO Connie Martinez; Ysabel Duron, Latinas Contra Cancer Founder and Executive Director; and Wendy Beecham, CEO of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs & Executives.
Susan Bratton, CEO, Personal Life Media
On behalf of our title sponsor El Camino Hospital, partner sponsor AT&T and everyone at the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, congratulations once again on your selection as one of the 2009 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley.

In addition to being featured in our publication, I would like to invite you to be my guest at a private reception and awards dinner that we will be hosting for you and the other Women of Influence on March 18th at The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose.
You will also be included in the Women of Influence publication.

Your name:
Susan Bratton

Your title and your company’s full name:
Personal Life Media, Inc.

Boards on which you sit:

  • ZEDO, Inc.
  • Jingle Networks 1-800-FREE-411
  • Powered, Inc.
  • Collarity, Inc.
  • NewsForce, Inc.
  • Merchant Circle, Inc.
  • ad:tech Conferences, dmg World Media
  • Silicon Valley American Marketing Association

Organizations for which you volunteer:

  • Vice Chairman, Association for Downloadable Media

First job:
Moped Sales in Vineland, New Jersey, 1974

Worst job:
Mailblocks – My beloved CEO unexpectedly passed away.

Business hero:
Bert Decker, founder of Decker Communications and Author of “You’ve Got to Be Believed to Be Heard” because he taught me to speak with confidence and influence, which profoundly changed my life.

Proudest achievement:
Consistently producing more than 100 episodes of my weekly online audio show (podcast) “DishyMix: Success Secrets from Famous Media and Internet Executives.” Voted #1 Best Social Media Podcast by TopRank.

Biggest challenge in the workplace:
I’m a glutton for opportunity, so I take on too much work.

What got you where you are today:
“Tenacity,” which is the word that’s been on my vanity license place for more than 25 years.

Describe a goal you hope to accomplish in the next five years.
Create an insanely profitable business for my family, employees and for our team of “experts,” that powerfully enriches the lives of the people who enjoy our content.

1 Comment »

  1. jsterne said,

    February 20, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

    One of the 100 of the 2009 Women of Influence in Silicon Valley? More like the one!

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