It’s been smooth sailing since Monroe spearheaded National Geographic’s global rebrand in 2016—and she shows no signs of slowing down. During the past year, she revitalized and reimagined the nature documentary genre with the series “One Strange Rock,” an exploration of planet Earth. She also brokered a rather untraditional partnership with Nike to tell the definitive story behind the attempt to break the two-hour marathon with the documentary “Breaking2.” Moves like these will only continue to elevate the Nat Geo brand as Monroe keeps expanding premium offerings. She cites Jane Goodall as an inspirational woman she admires. “She is a brave, pioneering, inspiring passionate woman who has had a huge impact on the world,” she says.
What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
I would say Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s brave testimony was a recent example of a step forward for all women everywhere, regardless of profession/industry.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Jane Goodall. She is a brave, pioneering, inspiring passionate woman who has had a huge impact on the world.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
Skyrocketing costs of content and the heightened competition for creative talent.