MCNWW 2012: Dozen 'Women to Watch' Slated by 'MCN'

To Be Feted at March 2012 Wonder Women Luncheon

Multichannel News today named a dozen leading female executives in the cable-TV industry as the 2012 class of "Women to Watch."

They will be celebrated -- along with the 14th annual class of "Wonder Women" -- at a luncheon at the New York Hilton on March 13. The Jan. 30 edition of Multichannel News will include profiles of the 12 Wonder Women and 12 Women to Watch.

The Women to Watch, listed alphabetically, are:

Sarah Barnett, executive vice president and general manager, Sundance Channel

Maria Perez Brown, senior vice president of programming and development, nuvo TV

Denise Denson, EVP of content distribution and marketing, Viacom Media Networks and BET Networks

Nancy Kanter, SVP of original programming and general manager, Disney Junior Worldwide

Kimberly Maki, VP of corporate communications and Web strategies, Bright House Networks

Heather Moran, SVP of programming and strategic development, National Geographic Channel

Michelle Rice, EVP of affiliate sales and marketing, TV One

Kelly Ryan, VP of content business development, BlackArrow

Angie Simmons, EVP of multichannel platforms, QVC

Martha Soehren, SVP and chief learning officer, Comcast and Comcast University

Kathy Timko, CEO of Canoe Ventures

Michelle Wilson, chief marketing officer, WWE