Since her February promotion, O’Connell has turned her focus to maximizing linear and digital agency advertising opportunities across the company. The full-service in-house creative agency allows her team to create and deploy big, branded ideas for clients across multiple programming assets. Just weeks into her new position, O’Connell negotiated the company’s first portfolio-wide upfront. Her favorite female TV character? Dr. Rainbow ‘Bow’ Johnson from ABC’s “Black-ish.” “She’s a powerful woman who has a family that she works hard to nurture and protect while having a high-profile career—It’s almost biographical!”
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Dr. Rainbow “Bow” Johnson from ABC’s Blackish. She’s a powerful woman who has a family that she works hard to nurture and protect while having a high-profile career – it’s almost biographical!
What is one way the industry can continue to evolve in ridding itself of gender discrimination?
Mentorship. Mentorship. Mentorship. Mentorship is one of the most rewarding aspects of our careers, to give back, provide insight and guidance while watching amazing talent and individuals with possibility grow. It’s important to have and find mentors not only within your own team or industry, but there needs to be outreach across different segments of businesses and lines of operations. It is the only way that there will be appropriate representation across the board.
What famous woman, living or deceased, would you like to have dinner with?
Best advice for relieving stress?
Find something to inspires you and let that renew your energy and spirit.