Sofia Chang

WarnerMedia gave Chang a huge vote of confidence in September, tapping her as co-president of distribution along wing Rich Warren. Her success driving HBO digital subscriptions will be key as the company enters the crowded OTT market this spring with HBO Max. Chang’s been with HBO since 2000, leading digital and physical distribution of HBO and Cinemax worldwide. While there’s a lot of change taking place as AT&T works to create an integrated company, Chang keeps true to herself. “Staying authentic and consistent to my values and my standards as a colleague and as a leader is critical during times of change and in environments that are still in need of progress.”

What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
WarnerMedia supports a number of internal business groups such as Turner Women and Women@HBO that are dedicated to encouraging, empowering and equipping female employees to achieve their full career potential and grow our company’s competitive edge. As members, women across the company are advocates for one another, continuing to support and champion for the recruitment, retention and inclusion of women in our workplace to position our company for the future.

WarnerMedia also recently released their 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Interim Report which found that globally, half of all new hires and promotions to Vice President and above are women. This annual report is an important step in our journey to ensure that we always foster a diverse and inclusive environment across the company.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Those braces on your teeth will work out just fine! On a more serious note, the advice I would give is to be true to myself. It’s advice that is worth reminding myself, even decades later. Staying authentic and consistent to my values and by my standards as a colleague and as a leader is critical during times of change and in environments that are still in need of progress.

 Which current shows best reflect the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
I’m thrilled that WarnerMedia includes women of diverse backgrounds at the center of our programming. From the powerful women of Succession, who are in the boardroom and have a seat at the table, to Detective Angela Abar from the upcoming series Watchmen, to Rachel Chu, the NYU Economics Professor in Crazy Rich Asians, and the fierce women of Claws, I’m honored to be a part of the company that is putting strong and diverse female voices front and center, reflecting the women of the world today.

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