Ms. Schünemann is a proven, successful entrepreneur in the world of international medical publishing. Her early contributions include work on an international HIV/AIDS research project at the Harvard School of Public Health (including filming a documentary for World AIDS Day), and heading the international business development department at the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine, where she focused mostly on developing world countries.
She started her first company at age 32 with just $5000, and never took an investor. In 2014, she sold The Goodwin Group International to the world’s 5th largest journal publisher (SAGE Publications Inc.) for an undisclosed amount.
At the time of sale, Ms. Schünemann’s hallmark publication, MD Conference Express, reached over 1 million medical practitioners in more than 90 countries, in 16 languages. This unique project pioneered a completely new way of communicating pre-published data from international medical conferences, and was named the official publication of 23 of the most prestigious medical societies in the world – including the American Heart Association.
Upon joining the team at SAGE Publications, Ms. Schünemann was appointed to the Senior Management Group, tasked with leading the 1500+ employee organization with principal offices in Boston, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington D.C.
Ms. Schünemann is currently on sabbatical – enjoying time to travel the world, advising several medical societies and philanthropic groups, working with local start-up organizations to share what she has learned, speaking at entrepreneurial events, and working on a few ideas for her next chapter.
Ms. Schünemann speaks four languages and has traveled to 48 countries. She holds a dual Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Political Science and French Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and has studied and lived abroad in Paris, France.