2019 was a big year for Turner Classic Movies, marking the channel’s 25th anniversary and the 10th anniversary for its much-celebrated TCM Classic Film Festival. Dorian, who is coming up on her own 20th anniversary with the company, masterfully keeps the classic fan base happy while expanding the brand into new ventures—from cruises to wine clubs. Dorian has received numerous accolades over the course of her career, including most being named as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Women Who Mean Business.” She also was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Atlanta chapter of the AMY’s in 2018 for her outstanding leadership in marketing and branding over the course of her career. She’d advise her 13-year-old self to “pursue excellence, not perfection. It’s vital to try new things and stretch your abilities to take on bigger and bigger challenges.”
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
Warner Media has a ground-breaking production policy to ensure inclusion of women and people of color in our productions. Further, Warner Media supports the Turner Woman Today Business Resource Group (BRG). With over 2,300 members – Turner Women is on a mission to empower and equip female employees to achieve their full potential and foster a culture of inclusion and opportunity.
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
The industry must keep developing the pipeline of women candidates, looking to new places for talent and giving women opportunities to grow and broaden their experiences.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Dear Self – please remember, you don’t have to be perfect. Pursue excellence, not perfection. It’s vital to try new things and stretch your abilities to take on bigger and bigger challenges.