Ariane de Bonvoisin is the CEO and founder of First30Days, a New York City-based media company focused on guiding people through all types of changes, both, personal and professional, social or global. The company, which launched its beta web site, www.first30days.com, in February 2008 currently features 60 life change subjects. Including, those relevant to our times such as losing a job, selling a home, starting a business, dealing with depression, smart investing, reducing debt and living frugally.
With a degree in economics and international relations from the London School of Economics, Ariane began her professional career at The Boston Consulting Group and worked in over a dozen countries during her tenure. After receiving an MBA from Stanford University, she moved to New York, working with media companies BMG and Sony.
In 2000, she joined Time Warner as the Managing Director of a new $500 million digital media venture fund. The Fund’s mission was to take non-controlling equity stakes in early stage, potentially strategic, technology companies.
Prior to her launch of First30Days and time at Charlie Rose Productions, Ariane spent a year as a Senior Advisor on a Humanitarian Project, A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AFRICA. The project involved the top 100 photojournalists placed in the 53 countries of Africa on a single day.
Currently, Ariane has a monthly column in Redbook magazine; is a Life Balance expert for Health magazine and has appeared on dozens of television, Web and radio programs, including NBC’s Today Show, the CBS Early Show and ABC News Now. She is a Huffington Post contributor and has written articles for media outlets including Town & Country, Advertising Age, the New York Daily News, Reader’s Digest, MSN and Media Bistro, among others.
Ariane appears frequently around the country and abroad on issues of change. In 2008, she spoke at events including Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference, the Pennsylvania’s Governors Conference for Women , the Houston and Boston Women’s Conferences, and conferences internationally.
Ariane’s book entitled, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change was published by Harper Collins in May 2008. Ariane embarked on a national media and speaking tour for the book. A Spanish edition was published in December 2008 by Rayo, a division of Harper Collins and the paperback edition of First30Days is due in early May 2009.
She is also an accomplished athlete, having been a competitive swimmer, a ski instructor, and completed a series of marathons and triathlons. She also reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in January 2001 and accompanied a group of students to Antarctica in December 2002.