WICT Wisdom

WICT Wisdom

WICT Wisdom, presented by WICT Southern California and hosted by Stephanie Cobian, is an inside conversation with a variety of women leaders who are developing and transforming the media industry.


April 6, 2024 34 mins

WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez

Stephanie is joined by Gloria Jolley and Paola Velasquez, The WICT Network: Southern California Chapter Mentorship Program Co-Chairs.

Gloria and Paola highlight the WICT Network: Southern California Mentorship Program, how the program works, how to be a part of it, and the importance of mentorship among female colleagues. Each of these ladies share there in...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews LaFaye Baker

Stephanie is joined by LaFaye Baker, Stunt Cordinator & Executive Director of Diamond in the Raw.

LaFaye Baker is the first African American stuntwoman to coordinate a big budget project, HBO’s special Introducing Dorothy Dandridge starring Halle Berry. LaFaye is an Intimacy Coordinator and also the founder of the Action Icon Awards which recognizes the achievements of stunt wo...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Merideth Mehlberg

Stephanie is joined by Merideth Mehlberg, Author & Executive Coach.

Merideth is an executive coach, career strategist and CEO peer facilitator. She helps senior leaders elevate their performance, impact and career fulfillment. Merideth is also the author of, Your Finest Work: Career Fulfillment in a Complicated World.

Stephanie and Merideth discuss the differences of mento...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Mentor Erica Renee Davis & Mentee Kate Berumen

Stephanie is joined by Erica Renee Davis, on-air talent, reporter at FOX Bet Super 6, and Kate Berumen, production assistant. 

We are joined by The WICT Network: Southern California's Mentor Erica Renee Davis and her current Mentee Kate Berumen from our mentorship program. We discuss the importance of mentorship, what we can learn from the ment...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Holly Henderson

Stephanie is joined by Holly Henderson, Senior Vice President of Distribution, Hallmark Media

Prior to working with Hallmark Media for 10+ years, Holly was Director, Affiliate Sales at TV Guide Channel. Additionally, Holly was recently presented The WICT Network: Southern California Catalyst Award at the Wonder Women Awards by Multichannel News. This award salutes a WICT Sou...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Lindsay Nesmith

Stephanie is joined by Lindsay Nesmith, The WICT Network: Southern California Vice President & J.E.L. Music Group Inc.

In addition to being the new Vice President for The WICT Network: Southern California, Lindsay Nesmith is a songwriter, vocalist and voice over artist. She owns and operates a reputable music company, J.E.L. Music Group inc. with her husband, Jason. J.E.L. M...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews 5 Amazing Film & TV Women in honor of Women's History Month. 

This roundtable of powerhouse women discuss the challenges they've faced launching and running their women-owned production companies, the importance of Women's History Month, and their advice for others looking to start their own media paths.

Guests include: 

Danielle Green is the Director of Production Finance and Estimating at...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Chulee Techopichetwongsa. 

Stephanie is joined by Chulee Techopichetwongsa, Talent Sourcing Partner at Comcast.

Chulee has a BA in Psychology (Multi-Culturalism), a Masters in Organization Leadership and has worked with such companies as Spectrum, Time Warner Cable and Warner Bros before landing at Comcast. Not only does she work in professional recruitment and executive search, as a Talent...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Yasmine Tanres. 

Stephanie is joined by Yasmine Tanres, a Multi-lingual & Cultural On-Air Host and TV Personality. 

As an on-air host, Yasmine covers lifestyle, news and entertainment topics. She originally hails from London but her work spans across Asia and Europe. Some of her work includes being an Entertainment Reporter on Fab TV and PopFuzion TV, and she is currently a Field Correspond...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Sarah Pilla. 

Stephanie is joined by Sarah Pilla, Emmy-Winning Journalist, On-Air Reporter, Producer & Writer at Spectrum News 1, Los Angeles. 

Sarah is a dynamic, Emmy-Award winning environment journalist with a passion for storytelling and connecting with audiences. Environment and climate change are primary topics she covers. With a diverse background experience that includes the NFL Net...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Barbara Nelms. 

Stephanie is joined by Barbara Nelms, Chapter President of Rocky Mountain and Portfolio Manager at Paramount+

Barbara Nelms is a superwoman in the TV and media industry as she not only is Portfolio Manager at Paramount+ but she is also the President of the WICT Rocky Mountain Chapter that covers 5 states: Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Montana and Wyoming. 

Barbara shares how she...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Tara Brock. 

Stephanie is joined by Tara Brock, Sr. Product Manager at NBCUniversal.

Moving from Life Fitness to the Isadora Agency to NBCUniversal right before the 2020 pandemic hit, Tara is an experienced project manager in multiple industries working with and creating digital products. Within this tech sphere, Tara encompass the use of analytics, software, and web and mobile applications...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Angela Kozlowski. 

Stephanie is joined by Angela Kozlowski, Director, Digital Sales Strategy at COX Media.

Angela is responsible for driving revenue through developing and implementing strategies across all Cox Media markets. Angela has been a sales leader in the digital advertising space for over 7 years leading a team of digital consultants and partnering with sales teams to drive digital...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Angela Massie. 

Stephanie is joined by Angela Massie, VP of Live Storytelling at The Weather Channel.

As VP of Live Storytelling for The Weather Channel tv network, Angela (Angie) Massie is responsible for presentation of content and field coverage during the network’s live programming hours. During her tenure, she also assumed the role of interim Head of Marketing in 2019 and oversaw all m...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Kami Mattioli. 

Stephanie is joined by Kami Mattioli, Digital Sports & Audience Development Producer at Bally Sports. 

Kami is a digital native with 9+ years in social media strategy, marketing and execution for media brands, live events and sports teams. She's a community manager at heart who understands how to speak to and engage large, diverse audiences. 

After bonding over the love of s...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Ana Lydia Monaco. 

Stephanie is joined by Ana Lydia Monaco, an award-winning filmmaker, Writer, Director and Producer. 

Ana Lydia scratches the surface of Hollywood's lack of Latino diversity in entertainment, including the cultural differences between Mexican and Mexican-American storytelling, why Hollywood needs to hire more Mexican-American filmmakers to share their US specific stories a...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Alexandra Lemlein. 

Stephanie is joined by Alexandra Lemlein, an experienced marketer who has worked in ad sales, integrated marketing, B2B marketing and digital publishing. Over the past ten years, she has held positions in NYC at Discover Inc. (Food Network), WarnerMedia (TBS & TNT), Meredith Corporation, ViacomCBS and most recently joined Tubi last year as a Sales Marketing Manager. 


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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Carmen Palmer, Senior Director, Digital Products at Comcast NBCUniversal. 

Stephanie is joined by Carmen Palmer, who bridges her technology background from Yahoo and her degree in psychology into her work at NBC. Carmen discusses how female leaders and mentors can pave the way for future women in technology and media. Reviewing the past few years, Carmen's shares how she hit the ground runn...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Marlene Braga, CEO of Woman on the Verge Productions. 

Stephanie is joined by Marlene Braga, who brings her two decades of experience in television development and production including work at ABC, PBS, The History Channel, Azteca TV, and Netflix, to the conversation. Over the past 5 years, Marlene has amplified her traditional media trajectory to include social justice and political commun...

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WICT Wisdom's Stephanie Cobian interviews Jessica Klein, Graphic Designer. 

Stephanie is joined by Jessica Klein, who shares her experiences as a graphic designer in the cable industry. Jessica discusses the biggest strengths that women bring to the table, how the pandemic has affected creativity, and how teamwork is the success behind all projects, including the typically large Upfronts. Jessica's background includes work with Spe...

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