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What We’re Reading: October 14 Edition

Below is Raines Intel’s October 14 edition of What We’re Reading, a weekly curation article of recommended articles. Check out last week’s edition.

1. Raines International published a new profile of Kristy Sundjaja, Chief of Staff and Global Head of People at LivePerson. Read Sundjaja’s thoughts on the transition from the public sector to a publicly-traded tech company, diversity and inclusion and the company’s growth and turnaround.

2. Wells Fargo CEO and chairman John Stumpf resigned after the bank has been scandalized when it was revealed the company’s employees were opening fake bank accounts for customers to hit sales targets. Despite stepping down from the company, Stumpf still stands to take home more than $100 million in severance. 

3. Stuart R. Levine wrote for Forbes about how to get a seat on a board. Levine emphasized the importance of reputation, personal brand management, and preparation. ” It’s critical that you take smart steps to develop your resources and skills into assets that will showcase your credentials and position you for success,” Levine wrote. Levine highlighted reputation, personal brand management, having a plan, authentic relationships, and interview preparation as key factors. Read “Why You Haven’t Landed a Seat on a Board.”

4. After Arianna Huffington stepped down from the Huffington Post, Advertising Age’s Jeremy Barr asked, “Why don’t more women run media companies?” Barr explained: “The relative lack of female CEOs today stands out all the more because it wasn’t so long ago that historical norms seemed to have been broken: Time Inc., The New York Times Co., former Financial Times parent Pearson, NPR, the Fairchild Publications division of Condé Nast and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia all had female CEOs in the first decade of the 2000s, and Hearst Magazines was run by Cathie Black as president from 1995 through 2010.”

And as always, send feedback and suggestions to research@rainesinternational.com and @rainesintl.