HWiB2Editor's note: March is Women's History Month, and to celebrate we have asked HubSpotters to write brief tributes to women they admire. We will publish these articles all month here on the HubSpot Opinion blog as part of a series called "Women in Business." Here, in our debut post, my colleague Rebecca Churt pays tribute to Hilary Rosen, a political strategist and analyst. -- Dan Lyons.


I joined HubSpot in 2009 as a consultant and now manage the company's SEO. Previously I managed a team of key players focusing on growing the company's contacts database by 12% month over month in support of new business opportunities. Over the past 12 years, I have successfully developed and implemented new marketing opportunities for 350+ businesses, from the Fortune 500 to start-ups and non-profits, serving business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries. Through creative internet marketing campaigns, I have helped companies improve their brand awareness, customer loyalty, and retention rates; increase traffic and leads; reduce overhead; and improve ROI.

I am also active in the women's rights and LGBT communities, which is where I first crossed paths with Ms. Rosen, who was interim director during the years when I worked at the Human Rights Campaign in Washington, DC. 

My Nominee: Hilary Rosen

Hilary Rosen is a veteran political analyst and strategist who masterfully navigates the intersection of communications, media, and politics, while providing an insider's view of Washington. She is also Managing Director of Public Affairs and Communications at SKDKnickerbocker in DC.

During the 2008 election Rosen served as Political Director and Washington Editor-at Large for the Huffington Post as well as a regular on-air commentator for CNN. Rosen is the former Chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the trade group representing the U.S. sound recording industry where she served for 17 years before retiring in June 2003, and oversaw the case that shut down the then-popular Napster.

Aside from her business acumen she is also an exemplary citizen who has supported Rock the Vote, the organization that has consistently increased young voter registration and turnout since its inception. She has served on several non-profit boards including the Center for American Progress Action Fund and The Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

This is my salute to you Hilary. Bravo, and thank you.

Originally published Mar 5, 2014 3:00:00 PM, updated January 18 2023