Alice Dickens-Koblin

Dickens-Koblin joined Starz in May from MTV, and now heads up unscripted for both Lionsgate and the premium cable net. Her lineup includes docuseries, celebrity-driven reality series and lifestyle programming. “In order for our industry to do a better job of recruiting and promoting women, companies must first understand and embrace the fact that diversity plays a key role in achieving success,” she says.

How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
Diversity not only includes women, but people of all colors, religions, and backgrounds. In order for our industry to do a better job of recruiting and promoting women, companies must first understand and embrace the fact that diversity plays a key role in achieving success. As a result of this mindfulness, companies will organically bolster recruiting, mentorship, and leadership opportunities for women.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Trust your instincts!

Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
“The Handmaid’s Tale” features strong female characters that persevere despite the obstacles. The women in Lionsgate Television’s “Florida Girls” are not perfect but are unapologetic and know how to have fun!

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