It probably came as no surprise when Roc Nation COO Desiree Perez came in at number 41 on Billboard’s 2019 Power 100. It’s not her first time featuring prominently on a list.
In late November 2017, she made a new list from Billboard, “Women in Music 2017: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry.” Desiree Perez’s recognition is a bit belated as one of the massively influential women in the music industry. She has advanced her position among top music executives, record labels presidents, promotional managers, marketing department heads and other preeminent women who helped drive the success of prominent musicians for the last twenty-two years.
She is a centerpiece of management for Roc Nation where she oversees labeling activities and publishing, as well as routine operations, building marketing and artists promotion strategies. She also directs overall support in addition coordinating music tours. Desiree works alongside Roc Nation’s CEO Jay Brown and Founder Jay-Z, building campaigns for future releases.
Desiree is notoriously private but has a reputation as a fierce negotiator. Need proof? Just look at January 2017 Sprint’s $200 million investment in TIDAL. The deal was paid off in five months when JAY-Z released his 14th album, 4:44, as a Sprint-sponsored free download to one million people, earning the rapper a platinum plaque before the album’s official release. Perez also helped negotiating Beyoncé’s Formation stadium as well as played a strong part Rihanna’s deal with Samsung.
Insiders say that over the years, Desiree Perez is Jay’s right-hand woman at the negotiation table. As well as labeling operations, publishing and management at Roc Nation, Desiree is credited with the one-hundred-fifty million deal with concert-promotions giant Live Nation in 2008. One of the biggest music contracts ever awarded at the time.
Winning the test of women. What does this unusual phrase mean? In modern society, it simply means that women are leading companies and other organizations from behind the scenes. When Bumble launched in India in October of 2018, the company was winning the test of women.
Bumble’s inroads into India is another big notch on the Bumble’s belt for being a successful feminist brand. Let’s check out what Bumble’s inclusion into India’s dating market means for the company and CEO Whitney Wolfe.
Whitney Wolfe teamed up with Priyanka Chopra and Huma Abedin to celebrate the inception of Bumble into India and to promote the power of women in that country. Priyanka Chopra is a former Miss Universe and a current actress. Huma Abedin is a political staffer who worked for Hillary Clinton over the years. These two women and Whitney Wolfe attended a very important dinner celebration that honored the success of women everywhere.
Bumble’s inclusion into India is a great stride for the world of dating and for Bumble as a company. The organization has been accepted in a dating market that is nothing like the American system of dating. However, this has not stopped Whitney Wolfe and her Bumble team from invading this territory. Wolfe knows that her dating app is growing by leaps and bounds and that it is much more than just a place for people to find love.
The Bumble experience provides women with friendships, business connections and acquaintances. It also helps women to take charge of their lives. This website supports females in many endeavors whether it is in the fields of media, technology or politics. Whitney Wolfe wants women to excel and to become the best they can be in life. That is one of the main reasons why she is in business. She wants to empower women and to make them successful and powerful entities just like their male counterparts. Bumble’s release in India is just another way for the company to promote the cause of women everywhere.
Life for an immigrant can be a very challenging experience moving to another country. People have to adjust to a whole new culture, new environment, people, and so much more. Doe Deere, along with her mother and sister, are immigrants from Russia. They moved to the United States to start a new life.
Doe had always fantasized of coming to America, land of where dreams came true. Deere’s birth name, Xenia Vorotova, was a imaginative young girl who had aspirations of pursing a career as a fashion designer. The family thought their trek to New York City would open up many opportunities, but it very quickly became disenchanting. Doe’s mother, could not get work in her respected profession as an accountant. Instead, she worked as a house cleaner in people’s apartments. Doe even picked up some work as a dog walker to make extra money for bills. This would not be enough and the family was forced to move into a homeless shelter.
For 6 hard months, the family was living on barely nothing, but an organization for immigrants stepped into help. Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit organization, provided Doe Deere’s families with some much needed opportunities. Her mother, was able to get an accounting job, and both daughters got into prominent universities. Doe was able to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Both girls excelled in school and were able to lay the foundation of success for their bright futures. Doe started her journey as a entrepreneur and started her own DIY fashion line in 2004. Four years later, Deere founded Lime Crime, her vibrant cosmetic line in Los Angeles, California. It became a huge hit and had almost 40 employees. As CEO, Doe was inspiring women all over the world to rock their individuality and self expression with her makeup brand. She wants to encourage everyone to pursue their dreams. The now successful entrepreneur had a challenging experience moving to the United States, but did not give up on pursing her dreams. Deere is an inspiration to many and continues to chase her dreams, no matter what challenges come her way.
Technology has brought all the good things we are enjoying in life in the modern times. Thanks to the advancements in this sector, it is possible to do so much in a very short time. Things like dating could only happen when you meet new people. With technology, it is easy to meet people online and start a relationship. Technology experts have started many applications so that they can make this a reality. People are living very busy lives so that they can afford the luxuries of life. There are people who to study and at the same time study so that they can get better opportunities in their careers. Meeting a soul mate under these conditions can be an uphill task.
Several years ago, Whitney Wolfe decided that she was going to introduce a dating application that was going to focus on the woman. More and more people have subscribed for this app because of its great features to the people. Before starting the app, the businesswoman had worked in the industry for a long time, and she knew what the modern woman wanted. Whitney Wolfe expertise has been helping her to meet all the expectations of the customers. People have found their perfect matches using this great application.
At the moment, Bumble has millions of clients who appreciate the services they get from the platform. The organization takes care of the women security and safety, and this is the primary reason it has been thriving under very tight competition. Bumble is also believed to be worth over one billion dollars because of its excellent leadership. Although most investments done online are left for men, Whitney Wolfe has shown the society that women can thrive too. The businesswoman has been competing and performing well compared to the men in the same department because of her passion. The businesswoman tied the knot with Michael Herd and left the singles club. Whitney Wolfe met her husband several years ago, and they have been together since then. The prestigious wedding was held in one of the best locations in the entire world, and it attracted the attention of people from all corners of the world.
Susan McGalla understands the stigma that women can face in the marketplace, especially when it comes to executive roles that are traditionally male-dominated. She started her career with that understanding in the back of her mind, as she has blazed a trail for women all around the world who seek leadership positions. In at recent interview with PhillyPurge.com, Susan discussed her view on gender and ethnic diversity in management. She believes that simply having initiatives that provide positions to women is not the answer to true diversity. She thinks that executive sponsorship is a better way to ensure that women who are qualified are given the opportunity to learn and prepare for those roles when the time comes.
Susan is one tough cookie, and one must understand where she came from to fully enjoy her story. McGalla grew up in a working class family, with a football coach father and 2 brothers. She was given no special favors by her father and brothers, as they treated her like one of them. This instilled the toughness that is necessary in the sometimes shark-infested corporate world.
Susan McGalla graduated from Mount Union College and started her career at American Eagle Outfitters as a merchandise buyer. She quickly moved up into management, eventually becoming President of the company After many successful years there, she moved onto become CEO of apparel company, Wet Seal, Inc. She then opened her own consulting firm, P3 Consulting, before taking the position of Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Her toughness and perseverance is very much welcome in perhaps the toughest city in the country.