In June 2013 she became Chief Executive Officer of Vittana, a nonprofit that pioneered loans for students in developing countries. She was an executive at Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications from 1997 to 2002. After leaving Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications, she wrote a book of business advice for women and became an advisor to tech startups.
In 1985, she founded Parenting magazine, later sold to Time Incorporated.
Her founding of Parenting is documented in one of the most popular case studies by Harvard Business School, taught to all first-year students of the school. She graduated from Cornell University in 1975 with a bachelor of science in industrial and labor relations.