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WITI Women | Beth VanStory

Beth VanStoryBeth VanStory

Beth VanStory joined iMotors from Office Depot, where she was vice president in charge of OfficeDepot.com, which she launched and led to an award-winning successful e-commerce site. Before Office Depot, VanStory led Weather.com for The Weather Channel, where she was vice president and general manager of New Media. Before the Internet blossomed, she was working in the early (too early!) interactive television industry at Bell Atlantic's Tele-TV venture, and was also at MCI Communications. VanStory received a masters of management degree from Northwestern University, and holds a B.S. in commerce from the University of Virginia.

Beth VanStory answers these questions:
1. What was your first job in technology?
2. Who has been your most significant mentor? Why?
3. What has been your greatest challenge and what strategies did you use to overcome obstacles?
4. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
5. What lessons have you learned that would be valuable to women beginning their careers in technology?
6. What new technology do you believe will have the most positive impact on the world in the next 20 years? The most negative impact?

On the lighter side:
1. If you could have dinner with any 2 people (living or not), who would they be?
2. What was the last book you read? What books do you love to recommend?
3. If you couldn't do what you are doing now, what profession would you choose?
4. What is your definition of success?

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