EP 151 – 200,

AB 173: Conversations With A Bold Woman

June 20, 2018
Kay Koplovitz is the founder and former Chairman & CEO of USA Networks, which includes USA Network, the Sci-Fi Channel, and USA Networks International – today multi-billion dollar television cable television networks. Ms. Koplovitz ran the company for 21 years before stepping down in 1998, at which time it was sold for $4.5 billion.

Kay co-founded Springboard Growth Capital to bring growth stage investments to technology and life sciences companies emerging from Springboard Enterprises ecosystem. Since 2000, Kay has served as Chairman of Springboard Enterprises, where under her leadership, the venture-catalyst accelerator has been bringing women founders leading transformational businesses to full parity in raising capital. The value of Springboard Enterprises has been validated by a strong 17-year track record of success of $8.3 billion capital raised with 179 exits and 17 IPOs. Companies in the portfolio include technology and life sciences, and in 2014, Ms. Koplovitz co-founded the New York Fashion Tech Lab bringing promising technology companies in collaboration with the fashion and retail industry.

Kay currently serves on corporate boards of CA Technologies and ION Media Networks and served previously, on the Boards of Time Inc., Kate Spade, Oracle, Instinet, Nabisco, General Re and Sun New Media, and trustee of The Paley Center for Media and International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Some of Ms. Koplovitz’ notable accomplishments include her nomination as Chairman of the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in 1998 by President Clinton as well as the publication of her book Bold Women, Big Ideas: Learning to Play the High Risk Entrepreneurial Game, written by Ms. Koplovitz to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs. She recently published Been There, Run That, an anthology of best practices from Springboard Enterprises’ expert network of thought leaders. Ms. Koplovitz is frequently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, CNBC, MNBC, and Bloomberg TV.

This episode is sponsored by Liberty Tax, InStitchu, and Elitra Health.

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