Digital Media Leaders Joy Marcus And Sheila Marmon Join MOUSE Board Of Directors (PR Newswire)

NEW YORK, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ —  MOUSE, a national youth development organization that empowers youth to learn, lead, and create with technology, announced today that Joy Marcus, CEO of Bloglovin’, a fast-growing platform for fashion and lifestyle content, and Sheila Marmon, Founder and CEO of Mirror Digital, an interactive media and advertising company, have joined MOUSE’s Board of Directors.
“I am thrilled to welcome Joy and Sheila as new members to our Board,” said Amy Kadomatsu, Chair, MOUSE Board of Directors. “They bring vast experience in digital media and entrepreneurship, as well as a deep passion for increasing diversity in the technology workplace. I look forward to tapping their strategic visions as we grow the reach of MOUSE and inspire thousands more youth to pursue their interests in STEM and become our next generation of technology leaders.”
Marcus joined Bloglovin’ in January 2014 and is also a Venture Partner for Gotham Ventures, a NYC-based venture capital firm that’s focused on growing local technology startups. At Gotham, she led the firm’s investment in DailyWorth, a digital media company that targets professional women. Prior to joining Gotham, Marcus served as General Manager for video website Dailymotion and held senior positions at Time Warner (AOL), Barnes and Noble and MTV Networks (Viacom).
“From the early days of ‘Silicon Alley,’ I have admired MOUSE’s valuable contribution to the digital education of NYC’s youth, and now to young people across the country,” said Marcus.  
Marcus serves on the Board of Directors for a number of organizations: DailyWorth; Young Audiences New York, a non-profit that promotes arts education in NYC public schools and Hoops 4 Hope, which teaches life skills to children in South Africa and Zimbabwe. She is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Viewbix, an Israeli video commerce company; MeeGenius, a children’s e-book platform; Sedara Fund, a venture fund that’s based in Israel and the West Bank and Women 2.0, a Silicon Valley-based media company that targets women in technology.
Additionally, Marcus was named a “Woman to Watch” by Crain’s New York Business in 2014, one of the “Digital Power 50” by The Hollywood Reporter in 2009 and 2010 and one of the “Top 50 Most Powerful Working Mothers” by WorkingMom.com in 2013.
Sheila Marmon joins MOUSE as Founder & CEO of Mirror Digital, where she helps Fortune 500 brands to tap into the fastest growing U.S. consumer base – the multicultural market. Marmon has executed over 200 interactive campaigns in this space for clients that include General Motors, Sony Pictures, Verizon, Marriott, and Macy’s.
Marmon’s media career includes leadership roles in operations, new ventures and finance at both Time Warner and Morgan Stanley. One key to her success has been the union of broad operating experience and growth innovation, paired with her expertise in the multicultural consumer market.  
“MOUSE’s use of STEM education to ignite a passion in students from underserved communities was an immediate draw for me,” said Marmon. “It allows the organization to take an active role not only in young adults’ personal development but also in the development of their communities, both locally and around the globe. This is a mission that I share with MOUSE and strongly believe in.”
Marmon has been featured as a multicultural expert in the Financial Times and MediaPost and leading digital entrepreneur in Minority Business Entrepreneur magazine. She has also been published in the American Advertising Federation’s “Digital Resource Guide” and serves on the advisory board of technology startups Africa.com LLC and CrowdNoir.
Furthermore, Marmon serves as a Trustee for the Cate School in California, Founding Member of the Council of Urban Professionals and National Advisory Council of A Better Chance and Member of Calibr, an Executive Leadership Council (ELC) pipeline organization.
About MOUSE MOUSE empowers underserved youth to learn, lead, and create with technology. Our programs inspire STEM learning and give youth the opportunity to become our next generation of technology leaders and innovators. Founded in 1997, MOUSE programs have had a positive and lasting impact on more than 27,000 students nationwide. Learn more about MOUSE at www.mouse.org.

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