Christina Spade

Spade has held her current position for about a year, but once the merger of CBS and Viacom closes—likely by year’s end—she’ll take on the role of EVP and CFO of ViacomCBS. She already oversees the finances of the two companies, which have combined revenue of more than $28 billion. In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the merger isn’t the only professional change Spade experienced this year. “CBS is remarkably different than a year ago and I am very proud to contribute to our important culture evolution and look forward to making even more inroads for the future of ViacomCBS,” she says.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
You will be a professional “architect” of a different kind. Rely on your inner voice and strength.

Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
CBS’ “Carol’s Second Act”—it is never too late to reinvent yourself and realize your dreams; and with age comes wisdom!

What changes, if any, has your company enacted since the dawning of the #MeToo movement, and what results have ensued?
CBS is remarkably different than a year ago and I am very proud to contribute to our important culture evolution and look forward to making even more inroads for the future of ViacomCBS.

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