S2E12: A Pioneering Career : Chairman & CEO, Paula Madison
Lead With Your Brand!™
Celebrating Women’s History Month with WOMEN ON BRAND! As we continue with Women’s History Month, we are thrilled to share the stories of amazing women who have and continue to shape culture and transform their businesses. Throughout the month, we are showcasing amazing leaders - all who happen to be women, and who continue to impact in their industry and the world. In addition, you can check out some incredible shows from Season 1 at www.LeadWithYourBrand.com/women with a number of our favorite female voices from the podcast. So, to all of the women who lead with their brand everyday, we salute you. If you ever get the chance to talk to Paula Williams Madison one-on-one, take it. She has had an amazing career spanning journalism, television news, entertainment, diversity & inclusion, and even owning a professional basketball team - along with being an author, filmmaker, executive producer and changemaker. Even in retirement, Paula hasn’t slowed down or missed a beat. Her life stories and bits of advice are something we can all learn from. Guest Bio Paula Madison Paula Williams Madison is Chairman and CEO of Madison Media Management LLC and 88 Madison Media Works Inc. In 2011, Madison retired from NBCUniversal, where she had been Executive Vice President of Diversity as well as a Vice President of the General Electric Company (GE), then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, she held a number of successful leadership roles, including President and General Manager of NBC4 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Regional General Manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations and Vice President and News Director of NBC4 New York. Madison, named one of the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” by Black Enterprise Magazine in 2005 and included in the Hollywood Reporter’s “Power 100," she's been honored by Asian organizations as well, having been recognized in 2014 as one of the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business and in 2015, she was honored by the East West Players and AARP with their Visionary Award and by the Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles with the Historymaker Award. She's also the author and executive producer, respectively, of the book and documentary FINDING SAMUEL LOWE, which tell of her successful search to locate her Chinese grandfather's descendants in China. In 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Madison to the Los Angeles Police Commission where she served as vice president until 2015.Paula, a dual citizen of both the US and Jamaica, serves on the board of the Black Filmmaker Foundation, the Chinese American Museum of Los Angeles, the Center for Asian American Media and more. Links To learn more about Lead With Your Brand and the Career Breakthrough Mentoring program , please visit: https://www.leadwithyourbrand.com To book Jayzen for a speaking engagement or workshop at your company, visit: https://www.jayzenpatria.com Please connect on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jayzenpatria
My friend Paula Madison is one of the most fascinating people I’ve met:- Media mogul- One of most 75 powerful African Americans AND- One of 50 outstanding Asian Americans- Highly successful business woman and investorGrowing up in Harlem to Jamaican parents, Paula climbed the corp ranks in Hollywood to be one of the most senior minority execs in Hollywood. After retiring from NBC she is the Partner of family investment group focused on real estate, and CEO of Madison Media, a media consultancy with global reach. Paula owns or has owned The Africa Channel, the WNBA team LA Sparks, amongst other notable investments.Paula and her family also identify as Hakka Chinese (my own ethnicity) - documented in her award-winning book and documentary “Finding Samuel Lowe.“ Paula has won many accolades for her work and has been named one of the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corp America” by Black Enterprise AND been named one of the “Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business.”In this talk we will hear firsthand Paula and her family’s amazing life journey, her views on the current US race issues and her perspectives on business and investment opportunities in the USA, China and Africa.More information on Paula:Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paula_Williams_MadisonFinding Samuel Lowe trailer: https://youtu.be/Tn4eWGoynOM
The documentary Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China is about Madison’s Jamaican Chinese heritage. Her emotional journey spans from the U.S. to Toronto to Jamaica to China, finally reuniting them with 300 of their grandfather's Chinese relatives they never imagined existed. Jamaican Diaspora - www.JamaicanDiaspora.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/jamaican-diaspora/support
EP. 31 - Paula Madison (Founder & CEO of Madison Media Management and Former CEO & Owner of the Los Angeles Sparks)
Though Paula Madison has run major news networks and owned a professional sports team, connecting with her long-lost extended family in China is her greatest achievement. Tune to this week’s episode of She Dynasty to hear how Paula set out to reclaim a lost part of her identity.
Paula Madison, Chairman and CEO, Madison Media ManagementMadison Media Management invests primarily in emerging media, entertainment and communication businesses. Madison retired from NBC Universal, where she had been executive vice president of Diversity as well as a vice president of the General Electric Company (GE), then the parent company of NBCU. During her 22 years with NBCU, Madison held a number of successful leadership roles, including president and general manager of NBC4 Los Angeles; Los Angeles regional general manager for NBCU’s Telemundo TV stations; and vice president and news director of NBC4 New York. Black Enterprise magazine named Madison one of the “75 Most Powerful African Americans in Corporate America” in 2005. Madison holds a Bachelor's degree in History and Black Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.