Candice Carpenter Olson / The Fullbridge Program
Candice is the co-founder and co-CEO of The Fullbridge Program, a revolutionary business boot camp for high-performing college and graduate students worldwide, giving them the skills to make a significant contribution to the workplace on day one.
Prior to founding The Fullbridge Program, in addition to holding new business positions at Time Warner and American Express, Candice was the co-founder and chief executive of iVillage.com, which was a pioneer in online social networks for parenting, health, and other topics of interest to busy women. She led the company from 1994 until 2001 and was one of the first women in the U.S. to lead an IPO. NBC purchased iVillage.com in 2006 for $600 million.
In recognition of Candice’s business contributions, she received an Emmy Award for prime-time documentary television programming; the Matrix Award; and the MIT Institute Award for Entrepreneurial Leadership. She was voted to the Saatchi and Saatchi Board in 2000. She received a B.A. from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Masters in History/Theology from Union and in Education from Columbia University.
She is a founding Board member of the Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, which seeks to offer high level IB college preparatory education to a student population broadly reflective of Brooklyn neighborhoods. She was a NOLS/Outward Bound instructor and an accomplished rock climber for 7 years. Her first book, Chapters: Create a Life of Exhilaration and Accomplishment in the Face of Change, was published in September 2001. Candice is married to her soul mate and has seven children. She spends her free time mountain biking and snowboarding.