As a proud graduate of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute Class 29, Stubbs tells us she would love to see something similar for up-and-coming women leaders that “would be amazing for them personally, but especially professionally.” When she’s not advocating for women in cable, Stubbs seeks to help children in foster care and those in need. She now sits on the WICT Virginia Board as well as the Urban League of South Hampton Roads. Stubbs and her two daughters share their home with one cat and three dogs.
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
I have to use this opportunity to give a huge ‘shout out’ for the Betsy Magness program. This is an amazing program that offers huge support for our industry’s women. I am a proud graduate of the BMLI Class 29. However, there are only so many women that can attend this program and it’s very competitive to get into the program. I think having something along the same lines – perhaps a mini version, to offer for some of our new and up and coming women leaders would be amazing for them personally, but especially professionally.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
I think for me, it’s organization. I map out things far in advance. I put time on my calendar for significant personal events to ensure they don’t get overlooked or missed. I have to treat those events with equal importance as significant work events, or they would get overridden every time.
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
You’ll most likely find me being a “taxi-mom”. My girls are involved in sports, theatre, band, you name it! So, when I’m not dropping off or picking up from practices, you might find me watching, cheering or encouraging them on to do the best they can do.