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Karen Cahn
Karen Cahn has been in the digital media space for 15 years, focused primarily on video development and monitization. Most recently, Karen spent three years as GM, AOL Original Video and was responsible for business strategy and strategic partnerships. In this role, Karen focused primarily on supporting the female creative economy and as a result, launched award-winning and highly-regarded video series with female creative producers. Prior to AOL, Karen spent ten years at Google and YouTube, where she held various leadership roles in video, search and display advertising, most notably starting the Branded Entertainment business at YouTube, where she focused on the marriage of brands and video content. Karen holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is originally from the suburbs of Boston and in the late 1990s, migrated to NYC to be a part of the early days of the digital media revolution. When she's not working, she can be found in her kitchen in Montclair, NJ with her kids covered in cookie batter and writing her food blog, or outside doing something sporty like playing golf, yoga, tennis or really any sport involving a ball and sometimes a bat.

Entries by Karen Cahn

Kendall Jenner Stars as a Computer Programmer? Yes, In My Dreams: Why the Female Creative Economy in Video Matters in STEM Fields

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 4:42 PM


While the health of the female creative economy in Hollywood seems to matter little to the prospects for women in business, finance, political, and STEM fields, the two are inextricably linked. The video-based female creative economy of women writing, producing, and directing for...

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In Defense of Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In, Ban Bossy, and Whatever Else She Comes Up With

(5) Comments | Posted March 18, 2014 | 6:27 PM

Listen up, people. Sheryl Sandberg has started a global conversation that everyone is talking about. Whether you agree with her views or not, she has started one of the most important conversations women will have in our generation: equal pay for equal work and more women in the highest executive...

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