As Bloomberg’s senior executive editor for Markets, Business and Finance (with most of the news headcount under her direction), Laura Zelenko is an extraordinary mentor with shoe leather-experience from Eastern Europe to South America, who learns to learn and then gracefully shares all that's fit to print with a readership spanning four continents.
There is no woman in journalism today who combines her academic and journalism profile in politics with her reporting and editing on financial markets, companies and the economy in so many countries in so many languages, including Russian and Portuguese. That's why Zelenko is an ideal role model for women especially, as well as men, as an exemplar of the work-life balance so often missing in the most ambitious careers. She started a family and is raising her children while leading Bloomberg to greater success from a start-up to one of the biggest media companies of the 21st century.
Zelenko is an inspiration to hundreds of colleagues who have benefitted from her experience, guidance and great news judgment—mostly because she never asks anyone to do what she hasn't already achieved. She's one of the few who can say: “Been there, done that.”