Dinner with 12 Tigers: Advancing as a Woman in Leadership
Meet Lynda Clarizio '82. She's coming back to campus for a dinner to talk to students about her experience at Princeton, her career path in law and media, and how she navigated her profession as a woman in high-ranking positions.
Dinner with 12 Tigers is a series that bring together current students and alumni of similar underrepresented backgrounds (race, identity, culture, first-gen, low socioeconomic status and more) for candid conversation over a meal. All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome. Space is limited for this event so RSVP soon!
Lynda Clarizio came to Princeton as a financial aid student from a public high school in Verona, NJ. Her Italian-American family lived in Newark, NJ. While at Princeton, she was part of the leadership team of Focus On Youth, a start-up student-run radio business. She also was active in Democratic Party politics, working for Senator Bill Bradley and serving as a delegate alternate to the 1980 Democratic National Convention. A WWS major, Lynda went on to law school and then on to be a partner in the leading Washington, D.C. law firm Arnold & Porter, where she practiced law from 1987 thru 1999. Lynda's career path then shifted, and for the last 18 years, she has been a successful executive in the media industry growing and scaling businesses with a particular focus on data and technology. For a decade, Lynda worked at AOL as the President of AOL's consolidated advertising businesses, then called Platform-A and served as the President of Advertising.com, then the industry's largest third party online advertising network. She was Executive Vice President of AOL's audience business responsible for strategy, finance and business development, and also AOL's Senior Vice President for corporate strategic and financial planning and Senior Vice President for acquisitions and strategic investments. Lynda went on to be the CEO and President of INVISION, Inc., a leading provider of multi-platform advertising solutions, and from there, she was executive vice president for corporate development and operations at AppNexus, a leading programmatic advertising platform. Most recently, Lynda was the president of Nielsen U.S. Media and was responsible for leading the performance of Nielsen's U.S. Watch business providing media and advertiser clients with measurement and marketing effectiveness solutions across television, digital, audio and other media. Lynda passed her love of Princeton on to her kids--her son is a 2014 Princeton graduate and her daughter is a 2016 Princeton graduate.