“Somehow I understood growing up that I did not have to know exactly what I wanted to do in life.”Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau
Elizabeth Bramson-Boudreau, CEO & Publisher of MIT Technology Review, shared the story behind her title with us on Sunday, January 23, 2022.
Since Elizabeth took the helm of MIT Technology Review, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s independent media company, in mid-2017, the business has undergone a massive transformation from its previous position as a respected but niche print magazine to a widely read, multi-platform media brand with a global audience and a sustainable business. Under her leadership, MIT Technology Review has been lauded for its editorial authority, its best-in-class events, and its novel use of independent, original research to support both advertisers and readers.
Elizabeth has a 20-year background in building and running teams at world-leading media companies. She maintains a keen focus on new ways to commercialize media content to appeal to discerning, demanding consumers as well as B2B audiences.
Prior to joining MIT Technology Review, Elizabeth held a senior executive role at The Economist Group, where her leadership stretched across business lines and included mergers and acquisitions; editorial and product creation and modernization; sales; marketing; and events. Earlier in her career, she worked as a consultant advising technology firms on market entry and international expansion.
Elizabeth holds an executive MBA from the London Business School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College.
“Elizabeth grew up in Tampa Florida in a community where she was out and about most of the time “free wheeling” as she describes. It was a time where helicopter parenting did not yet exist. While the idea of having that kind of freedom was appealing to most kids, Elizabeth shares she was yearning for attention and chose good grades as a way to gain the attention she desired. It certainly paid off landing her in the top spot at MIT Technology Review.”