Sarah Levy

It’s an exciting time at Viacom, and Levy continues to work closely with CEO Bob Bakish in developing new ways to unite Viacom brands around a common vision. She has led the company’s collaboration efforts to improve its relationships with consumers and industry partners. Additionally, Levy has helped to apply organizational changes that have stimulated idea-sharing and teamwork, which enriches creativity. Levy says “women now more than ever are shaping the cultural conversation.” She supports organizations such as The Female Quotient and campaigns like #SeeHer, which she says “are shining a spotlight on women and their potential in important ways.”

What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
Women now more than ever are shaping the cultural conversation. The industry is taking the necessary steps to drive vital change in accurately portraying women and girls as the trailblazing and impactful people that they always have been, but there is still a lot more work to do. Organizations like The Female Quotient and campaigns like #SeeHer are shining a spotlight on women and their potential in important ways.

What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
Technology has really changed how people discover and experience our content. These changes are pushing us to innovate across platforms in exciting new ways. New thinking is required across our ecosystem as we evolve the content we make as well as how we market and distribute it.

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