This year Siegel and her team were busy negotiating the agreement between Telemundo and SAG-AFTRA, a 15-month process. She helped launch the multi-jurisdictional Season 2 of “La Reina Del Sur” by securing literary rights, overseeing foreign producers and location shoots throughout Europe and Latin America. And she’ll be busy into 2020 managing legal affairs and contract negotiations for network programs launching throughout the end of the year and into next. “Within my team, I always try to make sure that the women have access to senior leadership and greater exposure to other businesses not only within Telemundo but throughout the NBCUniversal portfolio,” she says.
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
Telemundo and the NBCUniversal Family have made a conscious effort to place women in key senior level and key decision-making roles and have provided us with support. There is an appreciation for our roles, which has in turn, elevated our profiles within the company and the industry.
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
The industry needs to make sure that qualified women are included in the pool of candidates when recruiting for a position. They need to envision women when recruiting for a role. Within my team, I always try to make sure that the women have access to senior leadership and greater exposure to other businesses not only within Telemundo but throughout the NBCUniversal portfolio.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Don’t stress if your path to success is not structured as you had originally imagined, that doesn’t mean you are not successful all the way. And most importantly, take your work but not yourself too seriously.