Savalle Sims

Sims was elevated to her current position in 2017, and currently oversees the global media company’s legal teams. She supports a number of Discovery’s internal diversity initiatives and also strives to partner with outside law firms that prioritize diversity. Outside of her daily duties, Sims has served as an adviser to the Women’s Leadership Network, an employee resource group devoted to offering professional development resources and cultivating female leadership within Discovery. “I have definitely noticed a significant increase in exposure of diverse talent both on-screen and behind the scenes,” Sims says. “That physical presence has been a positive step in showing that we value diversity in the workforce of this industry.”

What’s a recent example of a step forward for diversity in the industry?
I have definitely noticed a significant increase in exposure of diverse talent both on-screen and behind the scenes. That physical presence has been a positive step in showing that we value diversity in the workforce of this industry.

What’s your best advice to someone just entering the video content/distribution industry?
If someone is new to the video content and distribution industry, I would highly recommend that he/she learn as much as possible about the mechanics of the industry. Having that background knowledge is truly invaluable.

What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
New platforms and new entrants are being introduced into the content sector all the time, and essentially any business with content and/or a platform immediately becomes a competitor. This dramatic change has reinforced the need to be consumer-obsessed! We must remain committed to finding additional creative routes through which we can deliver content to consumers, wherever they may be.

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