The National Diversity Council Announces 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

Aug 1, 2018 12:00 PM ET
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council announces the 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the entertainment industry. These women have reached the top of their profession and are effective leaders within their organization. They drive change, contribute to business growth, and inspire others to succeed.

“The 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the industry,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “It is our pleasure to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continued success in the entertainment.”

The Top 50 Women in Entertainment selection was based on the following criteria:

  • 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

For more information about the 2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment, please visit our awards website at www.top50ent.org or contact Christina Graham at christina.graham@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

2018 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

 

Aimee Lapic

Chief Marketing Officer

Pandora

 

Angela Molloy

Vice President, Development, WEtv

AMC Networks

Beatriz Acevedo

Founding Partner, President

MiTu

Blossom Lefcourt

Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs and Deputy General Counsel

Comedy Central

 

Christine McCarthy

Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

The Walt Disney Company

Claire (Goldstein) Hart

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Blizzard Entertainment

 

Claudia Cahill

President/Chief Content Officer

Omnicom Media Group

 

Dana Henry Benson

Vice President, Communications

Fandango

Deborah Barak

President, Business Operations

CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios and CBS News

Dee Dee Myers

Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications and Public Affairs

Warner Brothers

 

Denise Wally

Vice President, Human Resources

Entertainment Studios

 

Donna Langley

Chairman

Universal Pictures

 

Elaine Paul

CFO

Hulu

 

Erin Jontow

Executive Vice President, Television

John Wells Productions

Ethiopia Habtemariam

President

Motown Records

 

Gabriella Colantoni

Senior Vice President, Executive Search and Talent Acquisition

Fox ( Film, Tv, and Sports)

 

Ginny Nugent

Senior Vice President, West Coast Production

HBO

Holly Bario

President of Production

Amblin Partners

Inga Dyer

EVP, General Counsel Business & Legal Affairs

Revolt Media & TV

 

Janet Shepard

CFO

Herzog & Company

Jasmine McMullen

Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

Viacom

 

Jasmine Oberman

Vice President, Distribution Counsel

A&E Networks

 

Jennifer Salke

President

Amazon Studios

Jessica Neal

Chief Talent Officer

Netflix

 

Jo DiSante

Vice President

ABC Television

Julia Kazaks

Executive Vice President-Corporate Affairs

Activision Blizzard

 

Kathleen Kennedy

President

Lucasfilm

 

Kristen Kelly

Vice President, Series Development and Original Programming

VH1

 

 

Laura Miele

Chief Studios Officer

Electronic Arts

 

Leah Weil

Senior Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Lesley Freeman

Chief Legal Officer

MGM

Lesley Olenik

Vice President- Touring

Live Nation

 

Lisa Kridos

Vice President-Original Programming & Development

Tegna Inc.

 

Lisa Henson

CEO and President

The Jim Henson Company

Lori Openden

Executive Vice President, Talent and Casting

The CW

 

Nancy Utley

President

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Nirokhi Raychaudhuri

Vice President

Lionsgate

Pamela Sergeef

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer

TiVo

 

Paula Erickson

Executive Vice President

Sony Music Entertainment

Rachel Kimbrough

Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

STX Entertainment

 

Shannon Petranoff

Senior Vice President, Digital Marketing

Paramount Pictures

 

Sharon Hoffman

Executive Producer

Entertainment Tonight

 

Shirley Davis

Executive Vice President, Physical Production

Alcon Entertainment

 

Stacey Karr Rosenson

Vice President, Consumer Marketing, AT&T Entertainment Group

AT&T

 

Stacy Snider

Chairman & CEO

20th Century Fox

Stefanie Schwartz

Senior Vice President, Digital and Business Development

Nickelodeon

 

Stephanie Rosenberg

Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs

All3Media America

Theano Apostolou

Executive Vice President, Communications

Starz Entertainment

 

Victoria Boston

Vice President- Loyalty Centers of Excellence

Comcast NBCUniversal – West Division

Wendy Luckenbill

Senior Vice President, Communications

OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

 

About the National Diversity Council

A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion.

More information about the National Diversity Council is available at www.nationaldiversitycouncil.org.

Media Contact:
Dennis Kennedy
Founder & Chair
National Diversity Council
Dennis.Kennedy@NationalDiversityCouncil.org