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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Jan 27, 2020

Kristina Newman Scott







Kristina Newman-Scott is the newly appointed President of BRIC, a 40-year-old multi-disciplinary arts and media organization in Brooklyn, New York and a major incubator and presenter of Brooklyn artists and media-makers.

She is the first immigrant and first woman of color to serve in this position. Previously, Newman-Scott served as the Director of Culture and State Historic Preservation Officer for the State of Connecticut; Director of Marketing, Events and Cultural Affairs for the City of Hartford; Director of Programs at the Boston Center for the Arts; and Director of Visual Arts at Hartford's Real Art Ways.

Ms. Newman-Scott’s awards and recognitions include being a National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellow, A Hive Global Leadership Selectee and a Next City Urban Vanguard. In 2018, Americans for the Arts, presented Kristina with the Selina Roberts Ottum Award which recognizes an individual working in arts management who exemplifies extraordinary leadership qualities. She has been a TEDx speaker, guest lecturer, visiting curator and featured presenter across the United States and Internationally.

Kristina currently serves on the Boards of the New England Foundation for the Arts, National Arts Strategies and Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Ms. Newman-Scott was a visual artist, creative strategies consultant and a television and radio producer in Jamaica, where she was born and raised. She became a U.S. citizen in 2013 and currently resides in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How taking a small opportunity can lead to great things
  • The relationship of arts and government
  • How culture outpaces brand
  • Challenges of being a female leader
  • Leadership is not about common sense
  • Why the arts is not just about culture
  • Bric in a new decade