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Document Details


Title: Dianne Blackwood
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Cable Center. Barco Library. Special Collections
Collection: Cable Center Oral History Collection
Description: Dianne Blackwood was one of the first women to serve in an executive position on the operations side of the cable business. She came into the industry in 1981 and rose to the position of vice president of operations for Time Warner Cable's Greenwood division. S he also served as president of Women in Cable and founded the WIC chapter in North Carolina. In her oral history, Blackwood talks about the challenges faced by women, particularly those in the operations arena, during the 1980s and 1990s. She contrasts this with the more open-door policies that some of the programmers had at that time. She also recounts the progress that has been made in breaking through the glass ceiling that has prevented women from achieving their full potential in the cable business. She cites some of the women who pioneered in this arena and who served as her own mentors. She also discusses the change in name of the organization from Women in Cable to Women in Cable & Telecommunications, the founding of the North Carolina Chapter and offers advice for young women seeking careers in cable.
URL: http://www.cablecenter.org/education/library/oralHistoryDetails.cfm?id=20
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 2000 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Blackwood, Dianne
Speaker gender: Female
Speaker occupation: Broadcasting executive; Business executive
Document date: May-2000
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Broadcasting; Cable television--United States; North America; Oral history; Telecommunication cables; United States
ASP release: 2006-01
Document code: OHI0033733-37011