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HSN Inc. CEO Mindy Grossman to open NEW Forum

Tuesday, January 22, 2013  
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Mindy Grossman, chief executive officer of HSN Inc., will share her insights on succeeding through bold action with integrity, as the opening speaker at the Network of Executive Women Executive Leadership Forum, July 23-25 at the Terranea Resort in Los Angeles. More than 250 senior executives in the consumer products and retail industry are expected to attend the invitation-only event.

Grossman oversees a retail portfolio that generates more than $3.2 billion in revenue and encompasses HSN, a leading interactive multichannel retailer that offers an assortment of exclusive products and top brand names, and Cornerstone, a multichannel retailer of lifestyle brands, including Frontgate, Garnet Hill, Ballard Designs, Grandin Road, Improvements, Chasing Fireflies and TravelSmith. Grossman also serves on HSN’s board of directors.

"Mindy Grossman is fearless,” said NEW Forum designer Trudy Bourgeois, founder and president of The Center for Workforce Excellence. "She is a demonstration of the power of aligning your passion, purpose and a desire to serve others. This formula has supported incredible success and enables her to serve as a bold trailblazer paving the way for others to define success on their own terms. She is a visionary who dared to go where no one else had the courage to go in terms of redefining the retail business model. We are excited to have the opportunity to listen and learn from a great woman of wisdom.”

In 2012, Forbes magazine named Grossman one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company's Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In 2010 and 2011, Grossman was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Since joining HSN in 2006, Grossman has been responsible for transforming HSN into a lifestyle network, diversifying its portfolio of brands and personalities, and spearheading efforts to evolve the linear network into a multiplatform business. She oversaw the launch in 2010 of a second 24-hour television shopping channel HSN2.

Before taking the company public in 2008, Grossman had been  CEO of IAC Retailing, a business segment of InterActiveCorp. She previously served as global vice president at Nike Inc. and was responsible for the development and growth of Nike's global women's business and served as co-chair of its Women's Leadership Council.

Prior to Nike, Grossman was president and CEO of Polo Jeans Company and held executive roles at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, Warnaco Inc., Tommy Hilfiger and Oxford Industries.

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