The National Diversity Council Announces 2016 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

The National Diversity Council Announces 2016 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

Monday, December 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

CONTENT: Press Release

LOS ANGELES, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council announces the 2016 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 2016 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 continuous success in the entertainment.”

2016 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 2016 Top 50 Women in Entertainment, please visit our awards website at or contact Brittani Wright at

2016 Top 50 Women in Entertainment

Theano Apostolou
Executive VP, Communications
Starz Network

Bernadette Aulestia
Executive VP, Global
Distribution Operations

Deborah Barak
President, CBS Entertainment,
CBS Television & CBS News

Holly Bario
President, Production

Sarah Barnett
President & General Manager
BBC America

Jennifer Betka
Senior VP, Marketing Organization
Starz Network

Liz Beiber
Executive VP, Publicity
Open Road Films

Jennifer Caserta
President & General Manager (IFC)
AMC Networks

Tawni Cranz
Chief Talent Officer

Robyn DeMarco
Executive VP, Programming
& Content Strategy
MTV Network

Zanne Devine
Executive VP, Film & Television

Nina Diaz
Executive VP, East Coast
Production Development

Damla Dogan
Senior VP,
Development & Programming
E! Entertainment

Nancy Dubuc
President & CEO

Katie Elmore
Wise Entertainment

Samantha Fink
Senior VP, Human Resources
Universal Music Group

Ethiopia Habtemariam
Senior VP

Victoria Harker
Executive VP & CFO
Tegna Inc.

Kimberly Harris
Executive VP
NBC Universal

Terri Hines
Executive VP
& Chief Revenue Officer
Fox Sports

Sharon Hoffman
Executive Producer
Entertainment Tonight

Paula Kerger
President & CEO

Roma Khanna
MGM Television

DeDe Lea
Executive VP

Meredith Kopit-Levien
Executive VP,
Chief Revenue Officer
New York Times

Donna Langley
Universal Studios

Lisa Laubach
VP, Product Management
& Creative

Deborah Lee
Chairman & CEO
BET Network

Karen Magee
Executive VP
& Chief Human Resources Officer

Christine Mccarthy
Senior VP & CFO
Walt Disney

Laura Miele
Senior VP
EA Sports

Amy E. Miles
Regal Entertainment Group

Carrie Miller
Channel Manager,
Network Operations
Frederator Films

Janet Nova
Executive VP,
Deputy Group General Counsel
Twenty-First Century Fox

Marla Ostroff
Executive VP,
National Accounts

Amy Powell
President, Paramount Television
& Digital Entertainment
Paramount Pictures

Shari Redstone
President & Director
National Amusements

Michelle Rice
Executive VP,
Affiliate Sales & Marketing

Jenni Runyan
VP, Communications
Comedy Central

Louise Sams
Executive VP
& General Counsel
Turner Broadcasting System

Kathy Schneider
Senior VP, Operations
Dish Network

Harriet Seitler

Chief Marketing Officer
& Executive VP
OWN Network

Keisha Smith-Jeremie
Chief Human Resources Officer
News Corp

Kate Stephenson
President, Global Account Management
Omnicom Media Group

Sandra Stern
Chief Operating Officer
Lionsgate TV

Sophie Watts
STX Entertainment

Kathy Willard
Chief Financial Officer
Live Nation

Kim Williams
Executive VP
& Chief Financial Officer
Warner Brothers

Dalila Wilson-Scott
Senior VP

Susan Wojcicki


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

Media Contact:
Dennis Kennedy
Founder & Chair
National Diversity Council