National Geographic Celebrates Women’s History Month

Photo of Womens Day PhotoNational Geographic staff on International Women’s Day
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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC staff celebrated Women’s History Month with events planned by the board of Women@NatGeo.

Women@Nat Geo is an employee group committed to developing female leadership at all levels and fostering a culture where all women thrive. Their Women’s History Month events emphasized the tremendous impact that women have at National Geographic.

“When women and the people who support them come together, we create a stronger culture and business. March’s events were us saying we’re here, come join, and let’s make NGP a place where we all thrive.”

Meghan Cassin, Women@NatGeo Co-Chair, Senior Director of Development at National Geographic

A panel on career growth led to a candid conversation about how women can shape their career path and grow professionally. This discussion was based on questions from the audience, and audience members gained insight from the panel on how to set themselves up for success.

The panelists included Jeff Schneider, EVP of Business and Legal Affairs; MyKhanh Shelton, SVP of Global Inclusion; and Dawne Irvin, VP of Compensation. The panel was modered by Karen Greenfield, SVP of Business and Production Operations.

Photo of Pure Barre Donation Class for N Street VillagePure Barre Donation Class for N Street Village
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Women@NatGeo also organized a Pure Barre workout class for employees. Pure Barre is a low impact, full body workout for all fitness levels. All of the proceeds from this class were donated to N Street Village, a Women@NatGeo community partner for philanthropy that supports homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C.

Photo of Valerie Perry interviewing Courteney Monroe for “Her Story” Valerie Perry interviewing Courteney Monroe for “Her Story”
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Women’s History Month was also an opportunity for Women@NatGeo to kick off their quarterly “Her Story” conversation series. This month, the first conversation in the new series featured the executive sponsor of Women@NatGeo, Courteney Monroe. Courteney is the President of National Geographic Global Television Networks.

Valerie Perry, Head of Programming and Production for National Geographic Live, interviewed Courteney for a candid conversation about her career and life. From first job to turning points and major decisions, audience members got to view the real women behind the title during the inaugural "Her Story" conversation.