28 episodes

WICT Wisdom, presented by WICT Southern California and hosted by Stephanie Cobian, is an inside conversation with a variety of women leaders who are developing and transforming the media industry.

WICT Wisdom WICT Southern California

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WICT Wisdom, presented by WICT Southern California and hosted by Stephanie Cobian, is an inside conversation with a variety of women leaders who are developing and transforming the media industry.

    An Interview with Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez, Chapter Mentorship Program Co-Chairs

    An Interview with Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez, Chapter Mentorship Program Co-Chairs

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez
    Stephanie is joined by Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez, The WICT Network: Southern California Chapter Mentorship Program Co-Chairs.
    Gloria and Paola highlight the WICT Network: Southern California Mentorship Program, how the program works, how to be a part of it, and the importance of mentorship among female colleagues. Each of these ladies share there insights as to what makes our program unique and how it creates more women leaders in the entertainment industry.  
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 34 min
    An Interview with LaFaye Baker, Stunt Coordinator & Executive Director of Diamond in the Raw

    An Interview with LaFaye Baker, Stunt Coordinator & Executive Director of Diamond in the Raw

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews LaFaye Baker
    Stephanie is joined by LaFaye Baker, Stunt Cordinator & Executive Director of Diamond in the Raw.
    LaFaye Baker is the first African American stuntwoman to coordinate a big budget project, HBO’s special Introducing Dorothy Dandridge starring Halle Berry. LaFaye is an Intimacy Coordinator and also the founder of the Action Icon Awards which recognizes the achievements of stunt women, actresses, and sports enthusiasts, all the while benefiting Baker’s Diamond in the RAW a 501c3. The organization is devoted to empowering and transforming the lives of foster care and at-risk teen girls between the ages of 12-18 through the arts and S.T. E. M. education. Recently, Baker recently launched, The Stuntwoman’s Journal and an activewear clothing line, Stuntwoman Xtraordinaire a brand for the aspirational and unapologetic WOMAN living a phenomenal LIFESTYLE.
    LaFaye shares with Stephanie what it took to become a Stuntwoman, Stunt Coordinator, and Intimacy Coordinator and what's involved to help make the actors feel the most comfortable on set. She also shares some of the mentors who helped her get her start. They then dive into what led to LaFaye starting Diamond in the Raw and the Action Icon Awards as her own way to give back and help others get their start in the entertainment industry.   
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 37 min
    An Interview with Merideth Mehlberg, Author & Executive Coach

    An Interview with Merideth Mehlberg, Author & Executive Coach

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Merideth Mehlberg
    Stephanie is joined by Merideth Mehlberg, Author & Executive Coach.
    Merideth is an executive coach, career strategist and CEO peer facilitator. She helps senior leaders elevate their performance, impact and career fulfillment. Merideth is also the author of, Your Finest Work: Career Fulfillment in a Complicated World.
    Stephanie and Merideth discuss the differences of mentorship compared to coaching, leadership of men and women in the workplace, what skills led her to becoming the Executive Coach that she is today, and the importance of completing her book. 
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 31 min
    An Interview with The WICT Network: Southern California Mentor Erica Renee Davis & Mentee Kate Berumen

    An Interview with The WICT Network: Southern California Mentor Erica Renee Davis & Mentee Kate Berumen

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Mentor Erica Renee Davis & Mentee Kate Berumen
    Stephanie is joined by Erica Renee Davis, on-air talent, reporter at FOX Bet Super 6, and Kate Berumen, production assistant. 
    We are joined by The WICT Network: Southern California's Mentor Erica Renee Davis and her current Mentee Kate Berumen from our mentorship program. We discuss the importance of mentorship, what we can learn from the mentor/mentee relationship, growth in our media journey and the ongoing networking opportunities. 
    In addition to being a mentor, Erica Renee Davis is a journalist, host, producer and writer and working as on-air talent in sports and entertainment in film, television and commercials. As a host, Erica has appeared as a pop culture expert on TEGNA's popular syndicated talk show Daily Blast Live and has lent her on-air sports and sociopolitical commentary to Spectrum News, CNN, CNN International and Michaela on HLN.
    WICT SoCal offers a mentoring program to support both mentees and mentors in achieving their goals. It aims to foster relationships through shared knowledge and experience, trust, respect and honest communication. To learn more about our mentorship program: https://socalwict.org/mentoring/
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 28 min
    An Interview with Holly Henderson, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Hallmark Media

    An Interview with Holly Henderson, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Hallmark Media

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Holly Henderson
    Stephanie is joined by Holly Henderson, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Hallmark Media
    Prior to working with Hallmark Media for 10+ years, Holly was Director, Affiliate Sales at TV Guide Channel. Additionally, Holly was recently presented The WICT Network: Southern California Catalyst Award at the Wonder Women Awards by Multichannel News. This award salutes a WICT Southern California chapter member who has positively impacted the industry through mentorship, leadership, and dedication to female career empowerment through involvement with WICT Network programs. 
    Stephanie and Holly discuss how The WICT Network helps build women in media, her journey from civil service and transitioning into media, the power and work mentality of women in leadership positions, female relationships in the workplace and more.
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 35 min
    An Interview with Lindsay Nesmith, The WICT Network: Southern California Vice President & J.E.L. Music Group Inc.

    An Interview with Lindsay Nesmith, The WICT Network: Southern California Vice President & J.E.L. Music Group Inc.

    WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Lindsay Nesmith
    Stephanie is joined by Lindsay Nesmith, The WICT Network: Southern California Vice President & J.E.L. Music Group Inc.
    In addition to being the new Vice President for The WICT Network: Southern California, Lindsay Nesmith is a songwriter, vocalist and voice over artist. She owns and operates a reputable music company, J.E.L. Music Group inc. with her husband, Jason. J.E.L. Music Group has been providing original musical content, theme packages, sonic branding and custom libraries for networks and cable broadcasting companies, streaming platforms, and tech companies like Microsoft. A few of their longest running tv franchises are Extra, TMZ and CNN New day. A native to southern california, Lindsay has been in singing and performing in entertainment for many decades in many animated, scripted and unscripted television shows that run daily.
    Stephanie and Lindsay discuss how the conversation came up to take the open Vice President position for The WICT Network: Southern California, what sonic branding is, and starting a music in the entertainment industry and more. 
    The WICT Network's Mission: Empowering Women in Media, Entertainment and Technology. https://socalwict.org/

    • 25 min

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