Susanna Dinnage

Dinnage knows one of the key drivers to ratings success is beloved talent that resonates with viewers. She proved out this point during the past year, scoring big with the debut of “Crikey! It’s the Irwins,” which brought Terri, Bindi and Robert back to TV for the first time since patriarch Steve Irwin’s death 13 years ago. At press time, Dinnage was gearing up to exit Discovery at year-end, with Animal Planet moving under Nancy Daniels. She is an expert at maintaining her chill, as demonstrated by her advice to her 13-year-old self: “Don’t worry so much. Life happens and you will deal with it!”

What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
The leadership team has a strong representation of women and the Discovery Women’s Network is expanding around the world.

What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Don’t worry so much. Life happens and you will deal with it!

Which current shows best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
“Fleabag.” Honest, smart and witty.

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