Best Female CEOs #3 — Mindy Grossman (HSN)
Mindy Grossman has done a marvelous job at the helm of her company and should be considered in any discussion about the best female CEOs in America. In fact, she was a close contender for the No. 2 spot.
Grossman came to the Home Shopping Network after a long career at both Nike (NKE) and Ralph Lauren (RL). Despite Grossman having little experience in television, Barry Diller hired her in 2006 as HSN’s eighth CEO in 10 years. Joining a company that was downtrodden and badly in need of pumping up, Grossman went in and changed the culture from top to bottom, including taking it public in 2008. Since being spun-off by IAC/Interactive (IACI) in August 2008 HSNI stock is up nearly 370%. Barry Diller clearly made the right call.