The Top 50 Most Powerful Women – Janice Arouh

Janice Arouh
President, Cable Networks Distribution & MarketingEntertainment Studios Networks

Everything’s coming up sunny for Arouh, who helped guide ESN’s March acquisition of The Weather Channel. Seen as a de facto chief of staff to Byron Allen, she is leading the network’s integration, all while continuing to grow distribution for the entire ESN portfolio. Around the office, she’s nicknamed “Langley,” as in the CIA’s Virginia HQ, given that she’s an encyclopedia of information. With the well-respected Arouh on the case, we have to wonder if she’ll crack longtime Weather Channel holdout Verizon. If there was a reality show based on her office, she says it would be called, “Unstoppable: Part II.” We’re staying tuned!

Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. RBG is bold, smart, courageous, her relationships matter and they transcend differences, and she is a proponent of women’s rights and the disadvantaged. Justice Ginsburg’s dedication to the Supreme Court is undeniable. She makes every minute of her 20 hour-day materially matter.

What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
Television shows and casting are finally depicting the diverse composition of our country—many are Emmy award-winning and nominated.

If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
“Unstoppable: Part II”

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