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Ellen Pack
Ellen Pack

Ellen Pack is founder, senior vice president and general manager of Networks, Inc., a leading Internet destination for women. A 12-year technology veteran, Pack formed in 1992 and has helped build the site into a leading network for women on the Web and a leading Web portal. currently attracts more than five million unique visitors each month and over seven percent of the overall Internet audience. Pack is responsible for developing and driving's rapidly growing network of original, interactive media sites.

Prior to joining, Pack spent two years as COO for Torque Systems, a software company that designs work flow software. Previously, she was a researcher at the Brookings Institution, studying and working on international economic issues.

Pack's pioneering work and ongoing involvement in today's growing women's online market have earned her recognition from a number of industry organizations and media outlets. In 1996, Forbes magazine featured her on its cover, and Working Woman named Pack as one of the 350 Women who Changed the World (in the last two decades). In 1998, the San Francisco Business Times listed her among the 50 Most Influential Businesswomen in the Bay Area, and Advertising Age named her one of its 1998 Digital Media Masters.

Pack holds a B.A. in economics from Columbia College and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. She is also the author of the Women's Wire Web Directory, a book/CD-ROM that covers the basics of getting online and provides a comprehensive directory to sites of interest to women.

Pack lives with her husband in San Francisco and splits her time between's offices in the Silicon Valley and New York City.


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