Jo Ann Ross

The first woman to serve as sales chief of a broadcast network, Ross and her team launched “The Exchange,” a year-round initiative that brings together women leaders both internally at Paramount and externally with client and agency partners to create and foster connections and conversation and share perspectives among female executives.

“A takeaway from a time when I was the only woman in the room is to never be intimidated, always contribute, be present and be a force!”

Philanthropic event I look forward to every year: Cycle for Survival to raise money and awareness for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and The John A. Reisenbach Foundation’s annual Gala!

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