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Kay Koplovitz          

Founder of USA Networks & The SyFy Channel; Game Changing Entrepreneur

Kay Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the first woman network president in television history. A pioneer in cable television networks and new media ventures, she is a visionary who led the cable television industry in challenging the mighty broadcast networks for coveted audiences.

Koplovitz was the first to negotiate cable rights to major league sports and later developed the station into a leading provider of original programming. Under her leadership, the company also launched the SyFy Channel (formally Sci-Fi Channel), one of the top-ranked networks in viewership today. In 2000, she co-founded Springboard Enterprises, a national organization that has fostered the investment of more than $4 billion in women-led firms to date. Currently, she is principal at Koplovitz & Company, a media investment and management firm specializing in new media investments and the chairman of the Board of Liz Claiborne, Inc.

She continues to be a leader in raising venture capital for female entrepreneurs and in launching new programming companies that challenge the frontiers of the digital age. She is the author of Bold Women, Big Ideas, which she wrote to inform and inspire female entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity. Kay Koplovitz is a sought-after motivational speaker on subjects ranging from women's leadership, women's entrepreneurship, and capital formation to creating a human capital ecosystem, emerging media, and management.

Speech Topics

Women's Leadership

The Art of Corporate Board Governance

The Changing Media Landscape

The Power of Ideas

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Human Capital: The Secret to Success

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The Quickest Way to the Top is to Start There

Power Mentoring: Why the Most Successful Engage

The Roadmap to a Successful Life

The Power of Ideas

This is the story of turning a powerful idea into the first and one of the most successful media businesses of our time, USA Network, Sci-Fi, USA International. People always ask Koplovitz, how did you do it? Here are the answers.

The Art of Mentoring

The presentation teaches the rules of engagement and how to succeed at mentoring. Surprisingly, many mentors do not know what precisely is expected of them. This is a session about being a successful mentor.

Leaders : Effective Qualities of Successful Leadership

What can be learned about leadership and applied to create success? Koplovitz gives a fact based and admired traits from the best in class leaders.

Ethics: Where Oh Where Have they Gone?

Koplovitz will discuss the changing moral judgment landscape, where it has led us and how we get back on track. This involves case study review and discussion, and how to deal with contentious board members. It applies to everything from start ups to Fortune 500 boards.

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Kay Koplovitz
Kay Koplovitz Founder of USA Network, and Chairman and CEO of Koplovitz & Co. LLC.

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