Campbell stepped in to lead Hulu in February, and she’s been on a roll ever since. She moved quickly to ensure employees felt safe, transitioning them to remote work. Hulu partnered with ABC News to make a livestream available to more subs. During COVID, “I’ve become more patient,” she says. “Some things take longer during times of uncertainty, and I’ve learned to be OK with that.”
What is one of your proudest moments during the pandemic? Hulu launching ABC News Live to its SVOD viewers to provide critical coverage of the pandemic, the movements around social injustice and the election.
How has your leadership style changed during the pandemic? First, the pandemic helped me to keep things in perspective. My first priority at Hulu quickly became the health and safety of our team. Second, I revised my approach to visible leadership. To be present as a leader, I relied more on channels like Hulu’s intranet (Huluverse), email and slack for communication to support the video meetings we were holding. Finally, I’ve become more patient. Some things take longer during times of uncertainty, and I’ve learned to be okay with that.
If you were a teenager attending virtual classes right now, what advice would you give yourself? When you finish your classes for the day, step away from the screen!