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Nickelodeon: Gender Parity Part of Cabler’s Culture

21 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Gender parity in the workplace took center stage at the Oscars in March, fueled by Patricia Arquette’s impassioned speech during the broadcast, but for the women at cabler Nickelodeon, that issue has been in place since the channel’s launch.

In 1980, Geraldine Laybourne became its first female president, fostering a female-friendly work culture while pioneering a slate of such innovative kids’ programming as “Rugrats” and “You Can’t Do That on Television!” It was under Laybourne’s leadership that the then-fledgling Nickelodeon became a top-rated, Emmy- and Peabody-decorated network.

“One of the great things about the number of women in our organization — and we account for more than 50% — is that we actually have never had to say ‘hear us roar’ because we were all there already,” says Cyma Zarghami, president of the Viacom Kids and Family Group. “For the most part our experience has always been very female friendly »

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