We are proud to announce Arianna Huffington as midlifebachelor.com’s Woman of the Month pick for March 2011!
Few previous Women of the Month picks have been pure business women. Arianna Huffington was a clear and easy choice for us to make at this time because of her incredible February 2011 achievement of selling her Huffington Post website to AOL for $315M. She started huffingtonpost.com in 2005, and grew it into a site with 25 million monthly visitors – which is huge.
I always like to include a video or two of our Woman of the Month in action. The best video I was able to find of Arianna Huffington talking about the recent buyout by AOL is unfortunately not embeddable, but I will give you a link to it. What I like about the video is she and Tim Armstrong (AOL CEO) discuss what the Huffington Post brings to the table for AOL … which is essentially the acceleration of the social aspect of news. The idea is that really good content is available across multiple screens … not just the television, but across the internet in many forms and gadgets. People read it, like it – and virally spread it everywhere via FaceBook, Twitter, etc. So you can essentially consume news (and other content) ANYWHERE. That is what The Huffington Post does extremely well – and Arianna’s mission is to spread that across all of the various types of content that AOL produces. We at midlifebachelor.com applaud their strategy, and wish Arianna success in achieving it. Here are several videos of Arianna – the first is of her and Tim Armstrong of AOL. The second is a bit more fluffy, but gives you a glimpse into Arianna’s warm and engaging personality.
Typically at this point, we attempt to analyze our Woman of the Month pick in terms of the Midlifebachelor.com 14 Types of Women. Which type or types do you suppose Arianna Huffington might be? Well, she is certainly a Jackpot (see Types of Women – Jackpot) since she is a high income earner. If you know Arianna Huffington personally and/or would to share something about her – please add a COMMENT to the comment section at the bottom of this page!