Playing strategic and financial roles in programming agreements with Major League Baseball, the college playoffs and an historic 20-year rights deal with the SEC that includes a multi-platform network launching in 2014 are only part of Driessen’s 2013 accomplishments. She also helped develop a joint ESPN/U.S. Department of State global mentoring program offering sports-related opportunities for underserved women around the world, and created ESPN’s Executive Women’s Forum to help female executives thrive at ESPN. The latter is especially dear to Driessen. “Success in the workplace for me is measured in the impact I can have on improving, encouraging or influencing someone’s career,” she says.

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Meeting incredibly talented people and being inspired by their passion creativity.
How do you define success in the workplace?
Success in the workplace for me is measured in the impact I can have on improving, encouraging or influencing someone’s career.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Learning to be realistic about what you can accomplish in any week and learning to focus, focus, focus on what’s important.

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