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Mindy Grossman    

President & Chief Executive Officer of Weight Watchers

Mindy Grossman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Weight Watchers. Prior to her time at Weight Watchers, she was the CEO of HSN, Inc. where she oversaw a $3 billion retail portfolio. After joining the company in 2006, Ms. Grossman was responsible for transforming HSN into a lifestyle network, diversifying its portfolio of brands and personalities and spearheading efforts to evolve the linear network into a multiplatform business.

Today, HSN.com is a top-ten most trafficked ecommerce site and accounts for more than 30% of HSN's total revenue. Ms. Grossman led HSN's expansion into mobile with the development of applications for the iPhone, Android and iPad, and oversaw the 2010 launch of a second 24-hour television shopping channel, HSN2. Prior to taking the company public in 2008, Ms. Grossman was Chief Executive Officer of IAC Retailing, a business segment of InterActiveCorp.

A 38-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Ms. Grossman joined IAC from Nike, Inc., where she served as Global Vice President and led Nike's $4 billion apparel business from 2000 to 2006. In addition, she was responsible for the development and growth of Nike's global women's business and served as Co-chair of its Women's Leadership Council.

In 2011, Ms. Grossman was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Awards, and she was recognized as one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2010, Ms. Grossman was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business, and in 2009 Forbes magazine named her one of the world's 100 most powerful women. She serves on the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, as well as Cosmetic Executive Women. She is Co-Chair of the Fashion Institute of Technology's Executive Women in Fashion Advisory Board, and is also a member of the Advisory Board of the J. Baker School of Retail at the Wharton School of Business.

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Becoming a Successful Disruptive Force

Mindy Grossman explains how she reinvigorated her company by introducing new attitudes toward customers and HSN's place in the broader cultural landscape.

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