In its seventh annual Evening of Excellence, presented by ESPN, Women In Cable Telecommunications’ (WICT) New England chapter honored three ESPN women at the Museum of Science in Boston, on Nov. 3.
Lori LeBas, Senior Vice President, Business Strategy and Operations, won the Career Achievement Award; Holly Palmer, Senior Engineer, Media Systems, received the Technical Achievement Award; and Doreen Balimidi, Contract Coordinator, was named Champion of Change.
Front Row caught up with the honorees as well as WICT New England’s Chapter President and Senior Director of Affiliate Business Operations, Jenn Kirkwood.
Kirkwood explained that WICT is an organization whose mission is to develop women leaders who transform our industry. LeBas said: “I joined WICT to learn more about the industry, network with smart and interesting colleagues and grow as a leader. Those are the same reasons I stay.”
On WICT New England’s Evening of Excellence, ESPN’s honorees discuss their achievements:
FR: What does being a visionary leader mean to you? And how have you paired ideas with action plans to realize success?
Lori LeBas: Being a visionary leader means staying educated about the business, listening to the smart people in the industry and more importantly on your team and in your company, synthesizing ideas and concepts, formulating and acting on plans, taking risks and always being candid and honest.
FR: Remembering the progress that’s been made in the area of technology, what project are you most proud to have been a part of? And what excites you about the future? continue reading…