Molly Solomon

It’s been a banner year for Solomon. She led Golf Channel to its highest-rated year ever in 2015, with 2016 on pace to be highest- rated and most-watched year in the company’s 21-year history. That’s in part due to an unprecedented stretch of events in 2016, including, The Open (Golf Channel’s first coverage of a men’s major championship), golf’s return to the Olympics, the FedExCup Playoffs and a U.S. hosted Ryder Cup. Solomon led all the productions during this 12-week stretch. She’s also been a driving force behind the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit as a board member the past two years. On gender equality in cable, she says, “I find that women are applying for entry-level television jobs in incredibly high numbers. I find myself asking if we’ve hired an entry-level male candidate in a while. How amazing is that?”

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