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Marjorie Kaplan

Marjorie Kaplan

Group President, TLC, Animal Planet

During her time as president of Animal Planet, Marjorie Kaplan transformed the channel into a competitive entertainment network. Under her helm the station rebranded, adding the new slogan "Surpisingly Human." In 2012, it had more viewers than any other year in its history.

Again, it's overstating it, but I think that skill set, male or female, is useful in an industry that is full of innovation, that needs creativity, that needs to create an environment in which people feel and are expected to bring their best selves in to collaborate.