Let's kick off JWI's monthly Chicago Young Women's Leadership Network events with Shabbat dinner, featuring Ellen Stone, executive vice president, marketing at Bravo & Oxygen Media!
We'll dine on a downtown rooftop and hear from this entertainment industry veteran about the business, her career, and how to keep giving back while you're rising to the top.
This meal will be nourished by OneTable, which empowers people who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable. The OneTable community is made up of people in their 20s and 30s, over 21, not in college, and without children, looking to find and share this powerful experience. We make it easy for hosts to welcome people to a Shabbat dinner at home, for guests to savor a Friday meal and for all to experience unique events for Shabbat dinner out. Guests of any and all religions and cultures are welcome.
Ellen Stone is an integral member of the Bravo senior management team and has been instrumental in shaping the network's overall strategy and brand identity. Based in New York, she oversees the development and execution of consumer advertising, on and off-air creative, digital/social marketing and licensing/merchandising to ensure consistency of both networks’ brands across all platforms.
Under Stone's leadership, Bravo has thrived with multi-million dollar campaigns for the network’s franchises such as "The Real Housewives,” “Top Chef,” “Million Dollar Listing,” & “Below Deck,” among others. She also oversees the network's innovative digital marketing partnerships that have become a signature of Bravo Media, collaborating with Spotify, Uber, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook with groundbreaking network and industry firsts.
Before joining Bravo as vice president, consumer marketing in 2006, Ellen served as director, consumer marketing at Lifetime Entertainment Services, where she managed all off-air consumer marketing efforts for the television division. She has also worked at Bozell Worldwide, J Walter Thompson, Wells Rich Greene BDDP, and Margeotes Fertitta & Partners.
Ellen currently serves on the Promax/BDA board and as vice chair of JWI’s board of trustees. In 2016, she was honored by Multichannel News as a “Wonder Woman”, one of CableFAX’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable”, named by Adweek as one of the 50 “Most Indispensable Executives in Marketing, Media and Tech” and honored as a “Woman to Watch” by JWI in 2011. Ellen and her team have earned awards in marketing excellence including the CableFaxies, Mark Awards, Mobile Excellence Award, Clios, Digital Publishing Awards, Shorty Award and Promax/BDAs. She is a graduate of Lehigh University School of Business.