Sims manages all litigation and intellectual property matters for the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer. Promoted in December 2014, Sims has become increasingly critical. From overseeing risk management across the company to her close work with business affairs, talent management and production, she not only creates huge value for Discovery but was recognized in 2014 for her commitment to diversity as a member of NAMIC’s annual Luminary list. “Diversity is ultimately about inclusion,” she says. “Diversity is the byproduct of inclusion that leads to richer thinking, invites more creative solutions, and results in greater productivity.”

Best business advice you’ve received?

The best business advice that I have received really speaks to the basics and the importance of showing up (e.g., physical and mental presence), being on time, and being prepared.  I also think that it is important to value active listening, curiosity, decisive decision-making and accountability.

How do you define diversity?

Diversity is ultimately about inclusion. It is not just the representation of different backgrounds, perspectives, ideologies, experiences, and viewpoints. Diversity is the byproduct of inclusion that leads to richer thinking, invites more creative solutions, and results in greater productivity.

How do you define success?

Success for me is about personal and professional fulfillment, happiness and purpose.

The Daily

Subscribe

Honoring Juneteenth

BET is celebrating Juneteenth with a programming slate as part of its “Content for Change” initiative. Saturday at noon, the network will deliver social justice-themed episodes of series, inspirational films and short-form content across its platforms. BET will also launch a Manifesto campaign and deliver messages of inspiration from Black talent, thought leaders, and changemakers […]

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up

Calendar

Jul 16
Diversity List – 2021 Nominations Due: July 16, 2021
Sep 10
Most Powerful Women – 2021 Nominations Due: Sept 10, 2021
Dec 7
Most Powerful Women CelebrationSave the Date!
Full Calendar

Jobs

Seeking an INDUSTRY JOB?
VIEW JOBS

Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact John@cynopsis.com for more information.