Poole is a longtime member of the Turner Sports team, and her vast knowledge of the sports business world, her areas of focus and the inner-workings of the company combine to make her a tremendous asset. Last summer, she received her latest promotion, which elevated her role with NCAA Digital and added Bleacher Report’s PPV/subscription business to her responsibilities. “We have a strong mentoring culture within our organization, including intentional efforts designed to offer women leaders the best resources and coaching tailored to their respective goals and aspirations,” she notes.
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
We have a strong mentoring culture within our organization, including intentional efforts designed to offer women leaders in our company the best resources and coaching tailored to their respective goals and aspirations. Through our Turner Women affinity group, women leaders are partnered for peer-to-peer mentoring—creating opportunities for us to focus on challenges and objectives specific to women within that subset. I appreciate the deliberate and thoughtful approach we take with mentoring and leadership opportunities for women within our organization.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Be nicer to my parents; take smart risks; keep playing soccer!
Which current shows best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
Honestly, I mostly watch sports and documentaries. We’ve recently seen very timely examples of women role models in sports, with sprinter Allyson Felix breaking the world record previously held by Usain Bolt—just 10 months after giving birth! We also have great women role models here in our Sports division at WarnerMedia. From our on-air talent to those colleagues of mine who make our work compelling, exciting and engaging, I’d like to think that we don’t need to look far for awesome women who we can pattern after. There are tons of women role models in sports!