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Marie Woolf
MARIE W. WOOLF has been a creative professional since the age of 17. She has been the founder, CEO and creative director of numerous enterprises, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post in addition to producing original content for syndication and individual user subscriptions. Her work as a creator, humanitarian, political and Internet cartooning pioneer have been internationally syndicated and widely featured in print and broadcast media, and have attracted tens of millions of viewers and unique visitors to them.

Woolf is the author of three digital anthologies of Year One (2012-2013) of her features"Q&M.™," "M. on All Things Books™," and editorial illustration focused exclusively on women in the news, at in 2013.

She has developed and led fundraising, grant and sponsorship programs totaling millions of dollars in individual and corporate donations, direct gifts, in-kind corporate sponsorships, and federal appropriations. As a serial entrepreneur, she has cofounded several startups as chair/CEO, including for the development of proprietary data aggregation technologies which have been granted five patents for homeland security applications, and has played a central role in the launch and ongoing marketing strategies of other successful startups.

Concurrently with Woolf Media, Marie has served as CEO and executive director of two national humanitarian nonprofit organizations, one of which served the families of American military personnel who died in active service on and after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Marie built the organization from a local, unknown startup to international prominence. In this role, she acquired corporate sponsors, briefed the Joint Chiefs of Staff and top Army generals at the Pentagon and worked closely with members of Congress of both parties. In 2008, Marie keynoted the graduating class of over 4,000 cadets, general officers, faculty, media and invited visitors at the 15th Annual Character and Leadership Symposium at the United States Air Force Academy on the theme of "Impassioned Citizenship: Can ONE Make a Difference?" Those with whom she shared this stage include General Wesley K. Clark, U.S. Army (Ret.), former NASA Director of Flight Operations Gene Kranz, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace, U.S.M.C. (Ret.), humanitarian Greg Mortensen (Three Cups of Tea, Stones into Schools), and "Miracle on the Hudson" Captain Chesley Sullenberger, among others.

A lifelong student of the Holocaust, genocide and human rights, Woolf was nominated in 2006 to the United States Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. She has served as a director or advisor on the boards of several nonprofit educational, arts and humanitarian organizations.

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Entries by Marie Woolf

Because That's Where The Money Is: Cyberrobbery, Backward Banks (and Palette Does Not Rhyme With Ballet)

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2015 | 1:47 PM

Here, finally, is the great black-ice pileup between so-called "IT" (programmers, code and sterile vaults of server stacks) and "marketing" (shaking glitter onto dog doo). And banks suck it up to avoid revealing their vulnerability and lack of internal controls to regulatory watchdogs, customers -- and thieves.

From the...

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A Bagful of Sugar Rot: Is Subscriber 'Support' Just Some Kind of Trick in the Pay-TV Provider Wars?

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 12:36 PM

CNN sucks. It has for years, with fire-in-the-dumpster ratings evidenced by experiments in Breaking News (as in, Breaking for Commercials -- do NOT move from your chair!), covering one catastrophic story at a time for four to six weeks, and the incessant swapping out of shows, producers, and career journalists...

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The Cute CEO: For Women, Does Cute + Sweet = C-Suite?

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 12:00 AM

So it's not just my imagination. Marissa Mayer clones seem to be showing up with increasing frequency in business media lately.

I flash on a remarkable Forbes piece from the January 7, 2014 issue: "Do Attractive CEOs Really Boost Their Companies' Stock Prices?" The question arises...

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January Baby, Counting My Presents (Not to Be Confused With Gifts)

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:33 PM

This was my first Christmas tree in five years -- four, if you count the austere Artistic Experiment of having a beefy neighbor with a buzz saw take down that young 7-foot indigenous oak just outside our living room window. Winter-stripped of all but maybe a dozen tiny, crisp tan...

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A Show of Kindness: Good Works? Whatever Works

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 7:36 PM

Giving, as the one percent of the one percent know it, might be diagrammed something like what we all learned in sixth-grade science class.

The great primordial stew of the ocean. Phytoplankton -- green salad at its simplest -- floating on top. Slurped up by tiny,...

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The Unthinkable, Part 2: She Was Lucky. I Was Blessed.

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 12:36 PM

She missed it all: planes spearing into the iconic World Trade Center towers, the west side of the Pentagon, and the verdant countryside of Pennsylvania. She missed the eerie absence of contrails over America for the next week. The national horror. The biggest thing since the Kennedy assassination.

She missed...

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The Unthinkable, Part 1.

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2013 | 9:56 AM

Only now do I realize that The Unthinkable section belongs with the other unthinkable section of my library.

Around 2:00 p.m. on September 11, 2001 I was compulsively fiddling with the books in my library. Obsessing about the arrangement of the books, the different sections already organized by genre...

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Royal Princes, Babies as Game Prizes and One Simple Question

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2013 | 12:00 AM

Human life is sacred. I've written of the luck of DNA and birthplace -- once we get that far. By that, I mean that I know a woman who has had four abortions, that I know of, starting at the age of 15 -- as birth control. Another who had...

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Cracked: Or Are Snowden and Palin Really, Really Smart (Like a Fox)?

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2013 | 5:16 PM

They keep pourin' hot water over that same tired old tea bag, and we keep drinkin' it up.

Clearly, Fox News considers Sarah Palin the gift that keeps on giving, or they wouldn't have signed her back onto the network after negotiations to renew her original contract...

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Take a Listen! It's Not Journalism, It's Just Another App

(2) Comments | Posted June 17, 2013 | 8:54 AM

There's a reason I opted out of syndicated print editorial cartooning years ago, even though it was cool, at one point, to be one of only four women in America doing it. There came a point where trying to gain, and keep, a panel on the opinion pages of newspapers...

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Final Salute: For Everyone Who Opened the Door

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:59 PM

For four years, I led a humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to honoring our military men and women who have died in active service since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I was privileged to meet thousands of men and women who sacrificed their lives under the American flag, through...

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Courage: Getting on the Plane is Easy; It's the Before and After

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2013 | 8:43 AM

The fallen of our present conflicts, starting with Afghanistan in October 2001 and Iraq in March 2003, have received recognition and outpourings of gratitude of a constancy and scale America has never before seen. This has nothing to do with the rightness, wrongness, politics or official declaration of any war....

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Mother's Day, on the Island of Misfit Toys

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2013 | 6:32 PM

The first words out of my mouth, on introduction: "Yes, I am a refugee from the Island of Misfit Toys."

You remember, that dear little Rankin-Bass Christmas classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -- where poor Rudolph and his friend, the elf dentist, run away from a conformist North Pole and...

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Unbroken: He'll Survive Even Angelina Jolie's Direction

(6) Comments | Posted May 6, 2013 | 8:53 AM

How much can we take?

Is our snapping point forgoing Whole Foods for food storage? Trying to explain to your kids why there won't be a Christmas tree again this year? Or, perhaps, discovering what "the future" might imply when the true-believing parents, who sacrificed to help you work...

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My Pet Goat: The George W. Bush Presidential Library

(4) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 4:57 PM

At first glance, a George W. Bush Presidential Library might seem like an oxymoron -- think, the Sarah H. Palin Institute for International Studies.

It was Katie Couric's question in the 2008 campaign, strolling with Palin on the sidewalk in front of the United Nations building while it...

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Open Memo to Tim Cook: Versioned Out

(4) Comments | Posted April 24, 2013 | 8:24 PM

"Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow." Steve Jobs' last words are mysterious to agnostic types but though, as a person of imagination, I believe I absolutely get his meaning it turns out Jobs' legendary vision might have also applied to the mortal hereafter in that how the interminable...

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Days of Remembrance, 2013: 'The Warsaw Ghetto Is No More'

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 11:21 AM

It was all perfectly open.

In a Berlin speech on January 30, 1941 commemorating the eighth anniversary of his rise to power, Adolf Hitler elegantly marketed his plans for the "New Order" -- a euphemism for world domination encompassing mass enslavement and extermination of Untermenschen (subhumans) which would play...

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The Great Gatsby: But First, a Word From Viagra

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 1:41 PM

About half way between West Egg and New York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land. This is a valley of ashes -- a fantastic farm where ashes...
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Kindness, the Anti-YouTube Sensation

(0) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 1:35 PM

Twinkly-eyed, as the Dalai Lama who wrote the foreword for this book, or patient-eyed, as the new Pope Francis I, priest of the slums of Buenos Aires who was known to wash the feet of drug addicts, the secret power of kindness is that it asks and expects nothing: sublime,...

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Memo to Facebook: Moderation, the New Controversial

(0) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Even as technology makes everything more impersonal, it's never been more personal.

Far too personal, even intimate, actually; and in ways I consider at least as insidious as identity theft.

There's far more protection against identity theft than against relationship wreckage in social media.

I've entered this office carefully too...

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