Curating content for Amazon’s ad-supported streamer is only part of Anderson’s job. In IMDb’s first year she solidified its position among top industry streamers by compiling a slate of original content from LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Judy Sheindlin, Dick Wolf, Luke Bryan and others. Anderson says allies are assets at every stage of your career. Her most foundational example was her boss at her first job out of college. “He epitomized allyship through advocacy at a time when the concept of ‘male allyship’ was barely a topic,” she says. “He empowered his entire team, always championed good ideas and in my case, encouraged professional growth even when it ultimately meant leaving his employ.”
Do you have an example of male allyship that made a difference to you?
Absolutely. Each moment it happens makes a difference and I am fortunate enough to experience it every day, in some way, with Amazon leaders, colleagues, and team members. The most foundational example would be my boss in my first job out of college. He epitomized allyship through advocacy at a time when the concept of “male allyship” was barely a topic. He empowered his entire team, always championed good ideas, and in my case, encouraged professional growth even when it ultimately meant leaving his employ. That’s what you want in a boss, leader, mentor and, now, a friend.
What one female empowerment book do you think every woman should read?
I recommend “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith to everyone.