Many of our readers know Dr. Chris Hartnett, a Domain Hall of Fame member who was profiled in one of our most popular Cover Stories ever in . If you were active in the business back then there is also a good chance you met Chris's brilliant and beautiful daughter, who occasionally dropped in at conferences with her father. What was obvious to all of us then has become apparent to the mainstream business world as well - this is one remarkable young woman.
This month one of the world's leading fashion magazines, Marie Claire, included the 32-year-old CEO of New York City based in . Marie Claire wrote, "Hartnett runs this "startup studio, " founded by successful ad-tech entrepreneur Joe Marchese; she and her (mostly female) team come up with the disruptive ideas, then recruit talent to launch them."
One of Marie Claire's 50 Most
Influential Women in America.
Dr. Christ Hartnett & Heather Hartnett
at the 2008 T.R.A.F.F.I.C. West Conference in Las Vegas
(Photo by Barbara Neu)
In announcing their "all-star" roster, Marie Claire noted, "This isn't your traditional Power List. Spotlighted here are legions of impressive women operating largely behind the scenes, pulling levers and exercising outsize influence in their industries. They are the women you call when you want to launch something—be it a startup or a movement—these passionistas with the know-how to make anything happen."
In addition to running Human Ventures, Heather serves on the Board of the, established in 2005 "to raise funds and provide grants for the implementation of scientifically proven stress-reducing modalities, including Transcendental Meditation, for such at-risk populations
as underserved inner-city students, veterans with PTSD and their families, and abused women and girls." Congratulation to Heather and the entire Hartnett family on this well deserved honor.