Celebrating Women’s History Month with WOMEN ON BRAND!
As we continue with Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to share the stories of amazing women who have and continue to shape culture and transform their businesses. Throughout the month, we are showcasing amazing leaders - all who happen to be women, and who continue to impact in their industry and the world. In addition, you can check out some incredible shows from Season 1 at with a number of our favorite female voices from the podcast.
So, to all of the women who lead with their brand everyday, we salute you.
If you ever get the chance to talk to Paula Williams Madison one-on-one, take it. She has had an amazing career spanning journalism, television news, entertainment, diversity & inclusion, and even owning a professional basketball team - along with being an author, filmmaker, executive producer and changemaker. Even in retirement, Paula hasn’t slowed down or missed a beat. Her life stories and bits of advice are something we can all learn from.
Paula Williams Madison is Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and 88 Madison Media Works Inc.
In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal, where she had been Executive Vice President of Diversity as well as a Vice President of the General Electric Company (GE), then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, she held a number of successful leadership roles, including President and General Manager of NBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional General Manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations and Vice President and News Director of NBC4 New York.
Madison, named one of the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2005 and included in the Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100," she's been honored by Asian organizations as well, having been recognized in 2014 as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business and in 2015, she was honored by the East West Players and AARP with their Visionary Award and by the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles with the Historymaker Award. She's also the author and executive producer, respectively, of the book and documentary FINDING SAMUEL LOWE, which tell of her successful search to locate her Chinese grandfather's descendants in China.
In 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Madison to the Los Angeles Police Commission where she served as vice president until 2015.Paula, a dual citizen of both the US and Jamaica, serves on the board of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, the Center for Asian American Media and more.
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