Be BOLD: Entrepreneur and Journalist Talks Her Journey from The Newsroom to The Boardroom
Carrie Sheffield, Founder of Bold, a Millennial-focused multimedia, viral news & cultural platform for a new generation of thinkers and creators joins Enterprise Radio. Carrie discusses her journey from the newsroom to the boardroom.
- Tell us all about your background- how and why you came to be a political journalist.
- What has been the most rewarding aspect of your journalism career thus far and why? Was there a specific story or event you covered that was especially memorable?
- When and why did you decide to launch your most recent venture, BOLD, and what do you hope to achieve within the organization?
- Since you target the site toward Millennials, what is your best advice to them?
- What is your definition of being BOLD?
Carrie is the Founder of Bold, a Millennial-focused, news & cultural platform centered on ideals of personal responsibility and accessible capitalism.
A Forbes political economy contributor, she hosted an online TV show for The Washington Times and appears on Fox News, Fox Business Network, MSNBC, CBS Digital, HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Fusion, Al Jazeera, Huffpost Live and The Blaze. Carrie has written for The Wall Street Journal, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Huffington Post.
She began her journalism career in Washington with Robert Novak, later covering Congress for The Hill Newspaper. A founding reporter at POLITICO, she wrote editorial for The Washington Times under the late Toney Blankley.
Passionate about foreign affairs, Carrie reported on the 25th anniversary of perestroika in Moscow, North-South Korean relations from Seoul, the Beijing Olympics in China, and Egyptian political reforms in Cairo. She covered geopolitical positioning and freedom of speech in Qatar and was a correspondent for The Jerusalem Post from the Israeli parliament.
Carrie also spent several years in the financial services industry. At Goldman Sachs, she managed credit risk on a portfolio with potential exposure $1.97 billion. At Moody’s, she led analysis on a $5.5 billion debt portfolio. She later researched for Edward Conard, Bain Capital founding partner and American Enterprise Institute scholar, and served as Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.
Carrie earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University, concentrating in business policy. She has a B.A. in communications at Brigham Young University and completed a Fulbright fellowship in Berlin.
Head of PR for Silicon Harlem, Carrie is a New York Leader at the Foreign Policy Initiative, member of The Manhattan Institute for Policy Research Young Leaders Circle, Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship Program advisory board and the National Press Club‘s Young Members Committee.