President, Distribution & Business Development

The Weather Company

The polar opposite of the headline-grabbing sparring matches this year, Dangar recently has quietly renewed the majority of her major distribution deals with little fanfare, securing future carriage for The Weather Channel in long-term deals. No small feat to gracefully navigate brutal negotiation landscape, particularly given that the network is an indie, but this exec is adept at leveraging longtime relationships. She’s working to roll out more interactive and second screen opportunities for Weather, including the company’s newest initiative of incubating a new business that leverages the highly local and ever-changing data set the network distributes worldwide across every device. She’d trade places short-term with another of our honorees: Oprah Winfrey. “I would love to be able to be as deliberate as she is about how she spends her time and energy, as well as enjoy her unlimited access across so many walks of life.”

What’s your favorite part of your job?
Thinking about new and interesting ways to use weather information and data to help make consumers lives better and partners businesses more profitable.
 
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
Disputes.
 
How do you define success in the workplace?
Success comes when you have a great team and a great boss—which I do!
 
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Make sure you have plenty of help, starting with a great husband. Identify what your priorities are at work and home, and commit yourself only to the top ones. Don’t be afraid to say no sometimes.
 
Who would you want to swap jobs with for a month and why?

Oprah. I would love to be able to be as deliberate as she is about how she spends her time and energy, as well as enjoy her unlimited access across so many walks of life.

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