Colleen Abdoulah
Title: Chairwoman/CEO, Wide Open West
Number of Years in Cable: 29
Education: MBA from D.U.
Best Advice in 7 Words or Less: Live your passion(s).

Why Her? Although she claims to have been shy growing up, Abdoulah has been anything but bashful in making major moves for Wide Open West. Praised by the likes of Consumer Reports and JD Power, WOW! services are spreading rapidly across the Midwest and Southeast, and Abdoulah is fanning the flames. This past year, WOW! acquired Knology, and she is currently positioning the company to take on bigger-area MVPDs. A firm believer in chasing one’s passion, Abdoulah continues to inspire both at the office and in her community.

My peers would be surprised to learn that I… was very shy as a kid.

Appetizer or dessert? Dessert—even before the entree!

I watch the majority of my programming on this device: My iPad is a close second to my DVR.

My favorite Cable Show memory: Seeing Ellen DeGeneres perform at an HBO party prior to her making it big.

I wish Congress would just… have the courage to do what is right and not what might get them re-elected.

Favorite business and/or motivational book? Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown ?

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