Clark-Johnson is guest editor for issue on 'Women in Business'
February 20, 2013
Morrison Institute Executive Director Sue Clark-Johnson used her vast journalism experience as a guest editor for In Business magazine's "Women in Business" special issue, published this month. In the edition's greeting, Clark-Johnson wrote, in part:
Arizona’s history is rich in contributions from women — in business, in politics, in education, in philanthropy — in every aspect of Arizona’s evolution as a state. In business, whether as independent entrepreneurs or after ascending to the corporate C-suites, women bring diverse talent and drive to the economic fabric of our state.
We are fortunate here that women indeed have the influence, the respect, even the power, to change policy, to improve, to grow, to nourish, to motivate and to develop others. This state has remarkable young women who want to make a difference. It also has some remarkable seasoned women who care deeply about Arizona and want to contribute to making it a great state some day. One only has to look at the gubernatorial office — occupied by women who have shaped (whether you agree with them all or not) this state for the past decade. One has only to look at the power of innovative philanthropic work being done by women who run foundations and funds. Or at the number of women who run companies, large and small.
Women continue to strengthen economic development throughout the state.
Clark-Johnson is retired president of the publishing division of Gannett Co. Inc., which includes The Arizona Republic and USA Today. She served a term as chairwoman of the Newspaper Association of America and has been recognized by numerous organizations, including lifetime achievement awards from The Washington Women’s Center and the National Association of Minority Media Executives. A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, she also serves on the boards of public companies Pinnacle West Capital Corp. and Chyron Co. as well as a variety of nonprofits that include the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGEN).