'MCN' Announces 2023 Wonder Women of New York

Trophies at 2022 Wonder Women of NY event
The Wonder Women of New York will be honored at Manhattan’s Ziegfeld Ballroom on March 23. (Image credit: Mark Reinertson)

Multichannel News today announced the 2023 Wonder Women of New York, who will be celebrated at a gala luncheon at the Ziegfeld Ballroom on Thursday, March 23, 2023. For details about the event please visit mcnwonderwomen.com.

The Wonder Women awards, a key fixture on the media calendar since 1999, honor excellence in women leaders in media businesses including programming and operations, streaming, marketing, advertising and technology. MCN proudly notes that the luncheon's event partner, once again, is the New York chapter (opens in new tab) of The WICT Network. 

More New York honors, including the 2023 Woman of Influence award, will be announced in coming days. MCN also is accepting nominations for Wonder Women of Los Angeles and 40 Under 40 of Los Angeles, to be celebrated in June. 

In alphabetical order, linked to their bios, here are the 2023 Wonder Women of New York. 

Samira Bakhtiar (opens in new tab), Director, Global Media and Entertainment Sales, Amazon Web Services.

Karen Barroeta (opens in new tab), Executive Vice President, Production and Development, Telemundo Global Studios.

Marnie Black (opens in new tab), Executive Vice President, Public Relations, AMC Networks.

Pola Changnon (opens in new tab), General Manager, Turner Classic Movies. 

Sonia Coleman (opens in new tab), Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Disney General Entertainment Content and ESPN, The Walt Disney Company.

Nina L. Diaz (opens in new tab), President of Content & Chief Content Officer, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.

Kathleen Finch (opens in new tab), Chairman and Chief Content Officer, US Networks Group, Warner Bros. Discovery

Annie Howell (opens in new tab), Chief Communications Officer, Hallmark Media.

Kate O'Brian (opens in new tab), Executive Vice President, Scripps News Division, The E.W. Scripps Company.

Rori Peters (opens in new tab), Senior Vice President of Content Distribution and Marketing, TV One Networks.

Sharon Peters (opens in new tab),  Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Charter Communications.

Michelle Strong (opens in new tab), Senior Vice President of Distribution, A+E Networks.

Suzanne Sullivan (opens in new tab), Executive Vice President of Fox Entertainment Ad Sales, Fox Corporation

Melody Smalls (opens in new tab), Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Allen Media Group.

Monica Williams (opens in new tab), Senior Vice President, Digital Products & Operations, Content Distribution, NBCUniversal. ■

Kent has been a journalist, writer and editor at Multichannel News since 1994 and with Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He is a good point of contact for anything editorial at the publications and for Nexttv.com. Before joining Multichannel News he had been a newspaper reporter with publications including The Washington Times, The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal and North County News.