Under Kanter’s keen direction, Disney Junior’s momentum on television and its deep connection with kids and parents has driven growing demand and led to expansions for preschool series including “Doc McStuffins” and “Sofia the First” across multiple lines of Disney businesses. “We need to stop reinforcing the mistaken idea that women deal with business opportunities any way different from how men do, or we are less excited by the challenges ahead,” she says.

 

Where are the biggest growth areas for women in cable?

We need to stop reinforcing the mistaken idea that women deal with business opportunities in any way different from how men do, or are we more or less excited by the challenges ahead. The growth areas for women are the same as they are for men. The cable world is obviously undergoing rapid change and we all need to be ready with new ideas that embrace the nexus of consumer demand and technological innovation in order to deliver the best product at the right cost.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring?

Making yourself open and available so that leaders on the rise feel they can have an honest conversation with healthy feedback.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

Planning a dinner party.

 

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