Conkling continues to oversee development at NBCU, and this year clocked another bounty of accomplishments including leading digital strategy development, working with senior management to evaluate digital investments and assess international growth opportunities. Leveraging and monetizing NBCU’s content across platforms remains a priority as well. As director of the Alliance for Women in Media, she says, “I think it’s all about women looking out for one another. We should all have a list of three to five women who are making strong contributions to the industry, and every time someone calls us for a referral, a mentoring opportunity or a speaking engagement, we should put these women forward.”

How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?

I think it’s all about women looking out for one another. We should all have a list of three to five women that are making strong contributions to the industry and every time someone calls us for a referral, a mentoring opportunity or a speaking engagement, we should put these women forward.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

The announced launches of direct to consumer SVOD services from some of the industry’s top brands is a pretty big story.

How do you define a successful career?

A successful career is one in which you made a difference and kept all of your relationships intact along the way.

When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?

Surfing in the Hamptons.

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