Briz Media Group

Briz Media Group, formerly named dbray Media, has formed Connectors, a network of influencers in the communications and marketing industries. The executives are tasked with bringing innovative ideas, thinking and guidance to BMG and its clients. The Connectors roster includes Buzzfeed president Greg Coleman; EURO RSCB executive Chairman and CEO Ron Berger; C2 Ventures founder Chris Cunningham; Aurelie Guerrieri, founder & CEO of Akila One; ActionIQ CEO Marc Parrish; David Honig, VP strategy, corporate partnerships at Dynamic Signal; and Andrew Budkofsky, CRO at Digital Trends.

Voice Up

Weber Shandwick and content company SellersEaston Media announced they will donate 10 percent of proceeds from their “VoiceUp” video series to Vital Voices, a non-profit organization that empowers women leaders. The “VoiceUp” video series features female executives describing how they found their voices – and how they use those voices to lead today. Founded in 1999, Vital Voices has partnered with leaders from more than 144 countries to advance economic opportunity, increase political and public leadership, and end violence against women. Programs led by the organization in strategic planning, business, advocacy and communications help women build critical skills.

Version 2.0

Version 2.0 Communications released the final installment in its Women Mean Business infographic series, which has explored the state of female entrepreneurs in some of the country’s hottest cities for startups, including Boston, New York and San Francisco. The new entries focus on the overall U.S. market, London and the U.K., and Austin, TX. In addition to listing women-owned companies in each location, the infographics look at such issues as the rate of employment growth for women-led businesses (27 percent over the last 20 years), the fastest-growing women-led businesses and which Fortune 500 companies have female CEOs. To see all of the entries in the series, go to