Let your ponytail fly!
Simmons College, BA English & Philosophy '92
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MS J '93
Heather is a former ABC News correspondent and anchor of World News Now/World News This Morning. She jumped into the digital revolution when she was hired to serve as the Web Life Editor for Yahoo! in 2007. During her tenure, Heather reported on how the Internet was transforming everyday lives as a regular guest on Today, GMA, CNN, MSNBC, Fox, nationally syndicated talk shows and dozens of local TV and radio stations across the U.S. and Canada. She advises several women-led startups and is a managing director of Golden Seeds and member of Pipeline Angels and Plum Alley. Heather first started investigating the gender gap in tech as a researcher on the 1995 PBS documentary “Minerva’s Machine: Women and Computing,” which profiled female tech pioneers, including U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Grace Hopper.