Sims has worked at expanding her team to include a number of employees based out of Discovery’s London office. She plays an active role in the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives including serving as an adviser to the Women’s Leadership Network, an employee resource group dedicated to providing professional development resources and fostering female leadership within Discovery. While Sims says strides have been made in terms of cable and diversity, she feels there’s always room for improvement. “That means placing a continued and equal focus on all aspects of the business, both on-screen and off,” she says.
What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
The cable industry is committed to and has made great strides to diversify the business. Of course, there is always room for improvement and additional ground to cover. For the cable industry, that means placing a continued and equal focus on all aspects of the business, both on-screen and off.
What television show/s – cable or broadcast – best embrace diversity?
There are a number of shows embracing diversity today. They all share a common thread… these shows depict the rich tapestry of the diverse, multicultural and complex society that we live in and bring characters to life in more than a one-dimensional manner. They appeal to audiences because they are honest reflections of the world we live in.
My personal election campaign slogan would be…
The thought of jumping into an election campaign is daunting. However, I would hope that my campaign would stress the value of accountability, transparency, thoughtfulness, fairness and inclusion.