When Fortune released its list of the 50 most powerful women in business earlier today, we devoured it looking for women in media and communications.
While Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer made the top 10 (number five and eight, respectively), several women in our industry also made the list and simultaneously made us proud.
Let’s hear it for Anne Sweeney, the co-chair of Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group. Per the gallery, she has the golden touch. “From online players to iPads, Sweeney has helped lead Disney into the digital age. Media Networks brought in $19.4 billion in 2012 revenue, and she launched another tech platform in May: WATCH lets some Disney and ABC subscribers live-stream shows on any device.”
Susan Wojcicki, SVP, Ads and Commerce at Google, oversees advertising products as well as the commerce unit. As for Bonnie Hammer, the chairman of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment Group, well, she got promoted in February and oversees 11 entertainment cable networks.
Who said newspapers are dying? The president and CEO of Gannett, Gracia Martore, landed on the list (Gannett owns USA Today) and has been praised for buying Belo’s TV stations for $2.2 billion.
Duck Dynasty, anyone? Nancy Dubuc, the president and CEO of A&E Networks, is no slouch with her power. Per the piece, she green lit several of the cable empire’s hit shows.
Speaking of tv, Patricia Fili-Krushel, chairman at NBCUniversal News Group, took over the news group last July. The piece pointed out, “She recruited Deborah Turness to head NBC News. They face the daunting task of reviving the Today show, now No. 2 to ABC’s Good Morning America.”
Rounding out the list, Shonda Rhimes made a splash as the creative/executive producer of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal. Fortune indicated she made the list “for her impact on popular culture.”