With WarnerMedia transitioning from linear cable to an omni-platform, Dewey oversees business affairs and production teams for HBO Max as well as TBS, TNT and truTV. Her track record expanding Turner Entertainment Networks in the global market bodes well for what’s ahead. She’s also a founding member of WarnerMedia’s Feminist Fridays, an initiative dedicated to empowering, informing and mentoring women across the organization. “With every rung on the ladder that female leaders have managed to obtain, comes exponential progress for the women that follow,” she says.
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
My experience has been that progress comes most quickly and directly from having women in leadership roles. With every rung on the ladder that female leaders have managed to obtain, comes exponential progress for the women that follow. WarnerMedia has committed to that progress, and the women of the company are reaping the benefits in myriad ways…as is the business!!!!!
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
The industry needs to examine its discriminatory treatment of men and women, starting with pay disparity and other key factors, such as the standards to which men and women are held in order to advance. Also, too little emphasis is put on who can really deliver quality leadership and management…an undervalued performance metric, which can really escalate success across an enterprise.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Almost everything you think you need to worry about is nonsense. Be smart, work hard, but find your own drumbeat. Being happy and self confident is more often than not the winning ticket.