Carole Black (Producer) is the former President & CEO of Lifetime Entertainment. Under her leadership, Lifetime became the top rated cable network and the company grew from a single network into a powerhouse multi-media brand for women. Lifetime vastly expanded its advocacy work on behalf of women and girls, using the power of television and the internet to champion important causes. During her tenure, Lifetime achieved record ratings, revenues and profits and became one of the industry’s most valuable and recognized brands. Before joining Lifetime, Black was President and General Manager of NBC4 in Los Angeles. Under her guidance, NBC4 enjoyed unparalleled success, becoming the top station in the market and the preeminent news leader. Prior to NBC, Black served as Senior Vice President, Marketing, Television and Vice President, Worldwide Home Video at The Walt Disney Company. She came to Disney from DDB Needham in Chicago where she rose from Account Supervisor to Senior Vice President, Management Representative. She began her career in brand management at Procter & Gamble. Black has received numerous prestigious awards for leadership and public service, including The Matrix Award, WICT’s Woman of the Year Award and YWCA’s Racial Justice Award. She has been named frequently on influential media lists, including Business Week’s “Top 25 Managers in Business,” Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” and Hollywood Reporter’s “Top Women in Entertainment.” She is an inductee of Broadcasting & Cable’s “Hall of Fame.” Black serves on both corporate and non-profit boards including V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls.