From the Children Now Newsroom
Donna Friedman Meir Joins Children Now's Board of Directors to Help Build The Children's Movement
Mar 29, 2011
OAKLAND, CA—Children Now today announced that Donna Friedman Meir, president and founder of Lemonade Creative Consulting, a strategic consulting firm focused on building cross-media experiences for kids and families, and former National Geographic Kids Entertainment (NGKE) president, was elected to Children Now’s board of directors.
“Donna brings Children Now decades of experience in growing successful business units in the children’s media industry and we look forward to benefiting from her strategy, development and marketing expertise as a member of our board,” said Children Now President Ted Lempert. “She will be tremendously helpful to many aspects of Children’s Now’s media policy work and current expansion efforts.”
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of this wonderful organization that strives to make children’s development the societal priority it clearly should be,” said Donna Friedman Meir. “The voice Children Now gives to children’s educational and health needs is very aligned with my personal passions and values, both as a mom and a woman who has dedicated my whole career to making meaningful entertainment experiences for kids. I look forward to diving in and helping Children Now grow its presence and impact.”
Prior to NGKE, Friedman Meir held senior executive positions with the WB Television Network and Nickelodeon. Her career accomplishments include leading Kids’ WB! to the #1 ratings position on Saturday mornings for four straight years and ten consecutive sweeps victories; helping to build the first transmedia megabrand, Pokemon, and its successor, Yu-gi-oh!; and successfully leading brand strategy, marketing, and early new business efforts for Nickelodeon’s first international channels.
Friedman Meir is a Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University, and was named one of the top 25 most powerful women in television by Electronic Media magazine in 2002.