In addition to leading the standards and practices department for Fox’s portfolio of channels, Casey also oversees the Fox Music team and is responsible for the legal team that supports the company’s ad sales group. But perhaps the coolest thing about Casey: Lisa Simpson is her favorite female TV character. “She has a strong moral compass that she is not afraid to follow and do so publicly,” Casey says.
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
I think the industry does a good job of recruiting women, but we need to do a better job of ensuring their success. Women need to be mentored, not just by other women, but also by men. We need to understand that men and women often think, work and manage differently, and that is a good thing. It is an asset to hear from many different points of view.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Do not be timid! Be bold and do things that scare you. Do not be afraid to speak up and ask for what you want and need.
Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
My favorite female character is Lisa Simpson. She is smart and determined, and she tries new and daring things. She has a strong moral compass that she is not afraid to follow and do so publicly. Lisa is a great role model for young girls!