Cathy Hughes is a dynamic, media pioneer who demonstrates the power of one – one woman, one vision, one company – Radio One. As Founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc., the largest African-American owned and operated, broadcast company in the nation, Hughes’ unprecedented career has spawned a multi-media conglomerate that generates original content across the spectrums of radio, television and digital media. Her humble beginnings in Omaha, Nebraska, were not a deterrent to her success but rather part of the catalyst that fueled her ambition to empower African Americans with information and to tell stories from their perspective.
Founded by prolific storyteller Shonda Rhimes, Shondaland is the pioneering storytelling company behind many groundbreaking television series including “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Scandal,” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” Over the last decade, Shondaland’s television series have earned numerous awards including a Golden Globe, the Peabody Award, GLAAD Media Awards, NAACP Image Awards and eight Emmys. The company recently created a new home for Shondaland storytelling with media innovator Netflix. In the summer of 2017, Shondaland entered into the digital space with the launch of its firstnewsletter. With , the company will expand the award-winning Shondaland brand by providing a home for complex articles and honest conversations beyond the fictional space.