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.

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