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Know The Names Featured In ‘2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment’


The National Diversity Council announces the names of female achievers, leaders and influencers in the Entertainment industry.

Dailycsr.com – 21 August 2018 – The National Diversity Council has revealed that names of the “2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment”. The said list consists of the names of female “executives, influencers and achievers” who have impacted the entertainment industry.
Moreover, these women have climbed to the “top of their profession” and have become “effective leaders” of their organisations. They have played their part in driving changes and contributing to the growth of their respective businesses besides being an inspirational figure for others to strive for success. In the words of the Chairperson as well as the Founder of the National Diversity Council, Dennis Kennedy:
“The 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry. It is our pleasure to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continued success in the entertainment.”
Here is a list of criteria based on which the names for the “Top 50 Women in Entertainment” are selected, as mentioned by the National Diversity Council:
  • Top Leader in the organization and profession
  • Directly contributes to business growth or strategic direction of the organization
  • Maintains a record of accomplishments in their area of expertise
  • Effective role model who inspires other women and is active in mentoring the next generation of women in the industry
  • Operates with the highest integrity and ethical behavior
  • Demonstrates a commitment to corporate citizenship
Further information can be availed at www.top50ent.org
However, here are the awaited fifty names featured in the “2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment” list in alphabetical order, as mentioned the National Diversity Council:
  1. Aimee Lapic: Chief Marketing Officer, Pandora
  2. Angela Molloy - Vice President, Development, WEtv, AMC Networks
  3. Beatriz Acevedo - Founding Partner, President, MiTu
  4. Blossom Lefcourt - Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel, Comedy Central
  5. Christine McCarthy - Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, The Walt Disney Company
  6. Claire (Goldstein) Hart - Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Blizzard Entertainment
  7. Claudia Cahill - President/Chief Content Officer, Omnicom Media Group
  8. Dana Henry Benson - Vice President, Communications, Fandango
  9. Deborah Barak - President, Business Operations, CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and CBS News
  10. Dee Dee Myers - Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Warner Brothers
  11. Denise Wally - Vice President, Human Resources, Entertainment Studios
  12. Donna Langley - Chairman, Universal Pictures
  13. Elaine Paul - CFO, Hulu
  14. Erin Jontow - Executive Vice President, Television, John Wells Productions
  15. Ethiopia Habtemariam - President, Motown Records
  16. Gabriella Colantoni - Senior Vice President, Executive Search and Talent Acquisition, Fox ( Film, Tv, and Sports)
  17. Ginny Nugent - Senior Vice President, West Coast Production, HBO
  18. Holly Bario - President of Production, Amblin Partners
  19. Inga Dyer - EVP, General Counsel Business & Legal Affairs, Revolt Media & TV
  20. Janet Shepard - CFO, Herzog & Company
  21. Jasmine McMullen - Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Viacom
  22. Jasmine Oberman - Vice President, Distribution Counsel, A&E Networks
  23. Jennifer Salke - President, Amazon Studios
  24. Jessica Neal - Chief Talent Officer, Netflix
  25. Jo DiSante - Vice President, ABC Television
  26. Julia Kazaks - Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs, Activision Blizzard
  27. Kathleen Kennedy - President, Lucasfilm
  28. Kristen Kelly - Vice President, Series Development and Original Programming, VH1
  29. Laura Miele - Chief Studios Officer, Electronic Arts
  30. Leah Weil - Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Sony Pictures Entertainment
  31. Lesley Freeman - Chief Legal Officer, MGM
  32. Lesley Olenik - Vice President- Touring, Live Nation
  33. Lisa Kridos - Vice President-Original Programming & Development, Tegna Inc.
  34. Lisa Henson - CEO and President, The Jim Henson Company
  35. Lori Openden - Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting, The CW
  36. Nancy Utley - President, Fox Searchlight Pictures
  37. Nirokhi Raychaudhuri - Vice President, Lionsgate
  38. Pamela Sergeef - Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer, TiVo
  39. Paula Erickson - Executive Vice President, Sony Music Entertainment
  40. Rachel Kimbrough - Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, STX Entertainment
  41. Shannon Petranoff - Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing, Paramount Pictures
  42. Sharon Hoffman - Executive Producer, Entertainment Tonight
  43. Shirley Davis - Executive Vice President, Physical Production, Alcon Entertainment
  44. Stacey Karr Rosenson - Vice President, Consumer Marketing, AT&T Entertainment Group, AT&T
  45. Stacy Snider - Chairman & CEO, 20th Century Fox
  46. Stefanie Schwartz - Senior Vice President, Digital and Business Development, Nickelodeon
  47. Stephanie Rosenberg - Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, All3Media America
  48. Theano Apostolou - Executive Vice President, Communications, Starz Entertainment
  49. Victoria Boston - Vice President- Loyalty Centers of Excellence, Comcast NBCUniversal – West Division
  50. Wendy Luckenbill - Senior Vice President, Communications, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network