LeBas spearheads distribution with some of the largest multichannel video distributors in the country, which has grown to include newly developed services like YouTube TV and fuboTV, to navigate multiple implementation deliverables at once. She keeps busy as a mentor in the ESPN and ABC mentoring programs, and is a member of WICT and a supporter of the T. Howard Foundation and NAMIC. When it comes to eliminating gender inequality in the workplace, she believes men need to step it up too. “If men in power aren’t 100% committed to advancing women in the workplace it will never happen,” she says.
What is one of your proudest moments during the pandemic? I am proudest about recreating team comradery in a virtual world. We’ve celebrated the arrival of two babies, a college graduation, the addition of puppies and overcome the awkwardness of Zoom to share personal life details. It isn’t the same as casual office engagement although it is close. We’ve laughed, cried, yelled and been sad together. Nothing tops that.
How has your leadership style changed during the pandemic? I’ve had to really listen and observe – to what is and isn’t being said and pay close attention to body language. Living in a one dimensional video world limits perception. I’ve also made the time to connect one on one with every team member with increased frequency.
What is the biggest factor needed to eliminate gender inequality in the workplace? Senior leaders committed to change. If men in power aren’t 100% committed to advancing women in the workplace it will never happen.