Annual Women's History Month Luncheon & Business Development
Day keynote speaker - Pamela Thomas-Graham, President &
Pamela Thomas-Graham is President and Chief
Executive Officer of CNBC, the global leader in business news.
She is responsible for all CNBC domestic operations, including
programming, business development and the brand synergy across
CNBC's television and Internet platforms. Additionally, in
2003, Thomas-Graham was appointed to the board of CNBC International
(Europe and Asia), overseeing CNBC globally. CNBC provides
business news programming and financial market coverage to
more than 201 million homes worldwide, including more than
86 million households in the U.S. and Canada.
Prior to assuming this role, Thomas-Graham
served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CNBC. Previously,
Thomas-Graham had served as President and Chief Executive
Officer of CNBC.com, where she was responsible for the online
activities of CNBC.
Before joining NBC in September 1999, Thomas-Graham
was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, and one of the leaders
of its Media and Entertainment practice. She joined McKinsey,
the global management consulting firm, in 1989 and became
its first black woman partner in 1995.
Thomas-Graham has received numerous honors
and awards including the 2003 NAMIC Vision Award; National
Urban League's 2001 Leadership Award, the 2001 Matrix Award
from New York Women in Communications for her contributions
in the field of new media, and the "Woman of the Year"
award from the Financial Women's Association.
In 2003, Ms. Magazine selected Thomas-Graham
as one of their "Women of the Year" deeming her
"the most influential African American woman in cable
television." In 2002, she was selected as one of Fortune's
"50 Most Powerful Black Executives in America" and
was named one of Television Week's "12 to Watch in 2003."
Crain's New York Business recently named her as one of the
"100 Most Powerful Minority Business Leaders" and
has included her in its "Forty Under Forty" list
of rising young business leaders. In 2001, Glamour selected
her as one of their "Women of the Year" and Black
Enterprise named her "Corporate Executive of the Year."
She has been profiled by Time and Fast Company, and is a frequent
commentator on business and marketing issues in the U.S. and
In addition to her corporate work, Thomas-Graham
is the best-selling author of the critically-acclaimed "Ivy
League Mystery Series," which includes two novels published
by Simon & Schuster: A Darker Shade of Crimson and Blue
Blood. Her next book, Orange Crushed, will be published in
June 2004. Thomas-Graham is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard
College, Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where
she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Thomas-Graham serves on the boards of the
New York City Opera, the American Red Cross of Greater New
York and the Visiting Committee for Harvard College.
She lives in Westchester County with her husband,
attorney and author Lawrence Otis Graham, and their three