Media industry businessman, Leo Hindery, will be one of four keynote speakers at MBA Women International’s National Leadership Conference& Career Fair, Oct. 19 and 20 in Phoenix.
Until October 2004, Hindery was chairman of The YES Network, the nation’s largest regional sports network which he founded in June of 2001 as the television home of the New York Yankees, where he won five executive producer Emmys for outstanding programming. Today, Hindery, who earned his MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, is one of the Managing Partners of InterMedia Partners VII, LP.
Among his accolades, Hindery has been named International Cable Executive of the Year, Cable Television Operator of the Year, one of Business Week’s “Top 25 Executives of the Year,” and one of the cable industry’s “25 Most Influential Executives Over the Past 25 Years.” He has also authored two books, The Biggest Game of All and It Takes a CEO: It’s Time to Lead With Integrity.
Q: What excites you about speaking at the MBA Women International conference?
Hindery: “Hopefully helping the attendees finally break the ‘glass ceiling,’ Which after nearly 50 years is still only cracked. It is seemingly easier for a woman in the United States to run for President or be Secretary of State than for women overall to be half of Congress, half of CEO offices and half of boardrooms.”
Q: What can women in business school earning an MBA do today to help themselves for leadership roles after graduation?
Hindery: “Grab onto the five blouse or shirt tails that will essentially prolong their business education and show them how to be ‘leaders.’”
What from your business education has stayed with you?
Hindery: “First, the paucity of women in the senior ranks of business in 1971 and the paucity still today. Second, the need for a sense of corporate responsibility that puts employees and the nation alongside shareholders (and management).”
MBA Women International (MBAWI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of business women as corporate leaders, executives and entrepreneurs- enriching workforce diversity around the world. The 29-year-old organization serves four related client groups: female MBA students, female business professionals and entrepreneurs, universities, and corporate partners.
At-large, MBAWI has 5,000 members, representing 52 countries, including 15 cities nationwide with established professional chapters. MBAWI has an on-campus presence at 75 different universities and colleges. The October leadership conference is open to both members and non-members.
Edited by Alanna Stage, @AlannaTweets