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Nina Tassler

Former Chair, CBS Entertainment

Nina Tassler

One of the country's most respected executives in network television, Nina Tassler is former chair of CBS Entertainment. Under her leadership, CBS was the number-one network in 12 of the 13 years of her tenure, with megahit programming of such popular and critically acclaimed shows as The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, The Good Wife, and Madam Secretary. And in a notable advance against the legendary gender inequality in Hollywood, she is credited with bringing many female executives along with her to the top. Tassler is an inductee of the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Lucy Award from Women in Film. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, and is a member of the board of trustees for Boston University and the board of the Paley Center for Media. Tassler recently published her first book, What I Told My Daughter: Lessons from Leaders on Raising the Next Generation of Empowered Women.