Female executives from industries as diverse as automotive and cosmetics are among those newly added to the Women at NBCU Advisory board.
The board is a think tank that meets several times a year to discuss issues involved in marketing to women.
Among those added to the board are Kim Brink, VP of marketing for NASCAR; Bobbi Brown, founder and chief creative officer of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics; Michelle Byrd, copresident, Games for Change; Kim McCullough, brand VP, Land Rover; Michelle Peluso, Gilt Groupe; and Marisa Thalberg, VP of global digital marketing, Estee Lauder Cos.
The board has included female executives from top markete3rs including Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks and L'Oreal.
Also added to the board were figures from the media and advertising world: Amy Miles, CEO Regal Entertainment Group; Natalie Morales, news anchor, NBC News' Today; Christina Norman, executive editors, HuffPost BlackVoices; Dawn Ostroff, president, Conde Nast Entertainment; Jonelle Procope, president/CEO, Apollo Theater; Keri Putnam, executive director, Sundance Institute; Linda Johnson Rice, chairman, Johnson Publishing; Maria Shriver, special anchor, NBC News; Nita Song, president, IW Group; Salaam Coleman Smith, president, Style Network, Adaora Udoji, founder and managing director, The Boshia Group; Alexandra Wallace, senior VP, NBC News and Carol Watson, president, Tangerine-Watson and president of Advertising Women of New York.
The board is cochaired by Lauren Zalaznick, executive VP of NBCUniversal's media innovation & cross company initiatives. The board also has a digital subcommittee called Women@NBCU that is cochaired by Zalaznick and Nick Lehman, president of digital for NBCU's media innovation & cross company initiatives.
"The accomplished, professional women who comprise our Women at NBCU Advisory Board are what make our meetings insightful, inspiring, and fun forums," Zalaznick said in a statement. "I'm honored to bring this new group of extraordinary women onto the board, and look forward to discussing the challenges and fresh ideas that can benefit all our respective businesses."