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Linda Mason Discusses Going Public and Retaining Operational Control

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Linda Mason

  • Chairman, Bright Horizons
  • female
  • Caucasian
  • 1956 (Age: 63 years old)
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Biography

Linda Mason is the Chairman and Co-Founder of Bright Horizons. Bright Horizons provides high quality childcare at the work site as a benefit for employees. She founded the company in 1986 with her husband, Roger Brown, and a small team of committed parents in Cambridge, MA. Prior to founding Bright Horizons, Linda Mason managed large-scale relief operations overseas. She served as co-director of Save the Children's emergency program in Sudan, serving 400,000 famine and war victims, and directed a large feeding program for children in Cambodian refugee camps along the Thai border. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Management, Cornell University and the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

By 1997 we had 150 centers, we're serving about 20,000 children, and at that point we decided to go public. We had to raise traditional venture capital back in 1986, and had a tremendous group of venture capitalists on our board, who really got into our quality mission, which was an integral part o...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 28 Linda Mason States Market Research and Desire to Make Societal Impact Gave Direction to Startup
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Video 2 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Corporate Culture and Maintenance of Culture through Company Growth
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Video 3 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Personal Attitude Towards Risk
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Video 4 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Changing Professional Role As Company Has Matured
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Video 5 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Strategy Shift In Response to Early Challenges
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Video 6 of 28 Linda Mason Finds Biggest Surprise is Continued Personal Involvement with Company After 14 Years
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Video 7 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Personal Background in Both Consulting and Running Refugee Programs in Africa
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Video 8 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Hitting a Brick Wall Early in the Startup Phase
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Video 9 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Importance of a Business Plan
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Video 10 of 28 Linda Mason Defines Being an Entrepreneur
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Video 11 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses International Expansion of Company
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Video 12 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Bright Horizons' Rapid Growth and Geographic Strategy
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Video 13 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Balance of Entrepreneurship and Family
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Video 14 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Entrepreneurial Experiences with Save the Children
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Video 15 of 28 Linda Mason States Young Professionals Should Follow Heart and Passions
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Video 16 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Importance of Mission Statement Being Central to Company
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Video 17 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Finding Investors and Creating a High Quality Brand
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Video 18 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Instilling Value in Employees
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Video 19 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Expansion of the Business and Growth Abroad
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Video 20 of 28 Linda Mason Sees Parents As Most Influential Mentors
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Video 21 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Bright Horizons' Continual Planning Process
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Video 22 of 28 Linda Mason States Startup Raised Capital Quickly Through VC Firm
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Video 23 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Going Public and Retaining Operational Control
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Video 24 of 28 Linda Mason Addresses Thoughts on Risk When Creating Company
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Video 25 of 28 Linda Mason Shares Thoughts on Not Following A Linear Path in Life
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Video 26 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses Dealing with Employees
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Video 27 of 28 Linda Mason Shares Thoughts on Working With Spouse
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Video 28 of 28 Linda Mason Discusses High and Low Points of Starting and Growing a Business
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