The 2017 UCLA Anderson Women’s Leadership Summit brought together more than 400 dynamic business leaders, alumni, faculty, students and guests from across campus and the Southern California community for a day of thought-provoking panel discussions and inspiring keynote speakers, including Paramount Television President Amy Powell (’05) and AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Diversity Officer Cynt Marshall. Themed “Velocity: Empower Together,” the conference encouraged women – and men – to join together to learn, to collaborate and to become inspired.
Amy Powell ('05) is president of Paramount Television, the television arm of the studio responsible for financing and developing television content for broadcast, premium cable, cable and online audiences. The television studio has a distinguished roster of creative partners and networks and distributors include Amazon, Comedy Central, Fox, Hulu, HBO, MTV, Netflix, Nickelodeon and USA.
Since 2012, Powell has run Paramount Digital Entertainment, the studio behind the hit series The Hotwives of Orlando and Ben Stiller's Emmy-nominated series Burning Love. From 2010 to 2015, Powell was president of Insurge Pictures, which launched the Paranormal Activity film franchise, in which she played a key role through her digital marketing and "demand-it" campaign. Powell joined Paramount in 2004 from an interactive marketing position at Sony Pictures. In 2006, she was promoted to senior vice president of interactive marketing. Powell has earned numerous industry distinctions, including making Variety's 2012 Women's Impact List and induction into the 2011 American Advertising Federation Marketing Hall of Fame; and has been honored with the Key Art Award, Webby Award, OMMA Award, IAB MIXX Award and more. Powell has also been profiled as a next generation executive by The Hollywood Reporter and media maven by Ad Age. Powell holds a B.A. from Emory University and a MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.