Former President, Travel Channel

Ong, who just left Travel Channel at the end of October, presided over a period of growth and change at the cable outlet. During her three-year tenure, she helped transform Travel Channel into more of a destination brand through such series as “Hotel Impossible,” Baggage Battles” and “Airport 24/7 Miami.” She also oversaw the launch of “The Layover” app, the No. 1 travel app on iTunes. Last year was the network’s most successful year with six consecutive months of year-over-year growth, and we’re sure we haven’t heard the last of her. Stay tuned…

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Have an equally strong network that is not work related and work in a culture that embraces the work/life balance.
 
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