Hickok’s relationship with Scripps dates back to 1988, when she was hired as a financial analyst in the corporate finance department. Today, she leads the company’s global financial and accounting functions, including reporting, tax, treasury, risk management, and planning and analysis. She was at the forefront of the company taking full ownership of Travel Channel earlier this year. Although Hickok’s job is detail-oriented, her advice to her 13-year-old self is sage: “I’d do my best to convince myself not to be a perfectionist. Know when to draw the line so you can avoid the dreaded ‘perfectionist paralysis.’”

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