WiTH Foundation Names 8 Leadership Awards Nominees

Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has named eight nominees for the 4th Annual WiTH Leadership Awards scheduled to be presented on March 8, in conjunction with International Women’s Day.

Nominations are based on these executive’s service as technology-career role models and mentors in their communities, empowering women executives to be bold leaders.

The 2021 WiTH Leadership Awards nominees, in alphabetic order, include:

–Christina Aguilera, head of creative engineering, Amazon Studios
–Melanie Hildebrandt, SVP, corporate IT, Sony Pictures Entertainment
–Katie Hinsen, executive producer, dailies and digital intermediate, Nice Shoes
–Davida Johnson, managing director, office of information technology, UCLA
–Nicole McMackin, chief executive officer, Irvine Technology Company
–Jade McQueen, senior managing director, M&E, retail and CPG, Box
–Kimberly Minarik, senior director, information security, Discovery, Inc.
–Jason Spaltro, SVP, information security, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Four winners, voted on by the WiTH Foundation’s Board of Directors, will be selected in recognition of their executive leadership aligned to WiTH’s pillars: professional development, mentoring and networking, and community engagement.

And in honor of the Leadership Awards nominees, the WiTH Foundation will be donating 100 percent of all revenues from Awards sponsorships to local charity organizations that consistently deliver on the same goals as the organization.

WiTH is an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, and the WiTH Foundation Board of Directors, which selects the Leadership Awards winners, includes representatives from women’s organizations at Amazon Studios, Discovery, FilmTrack, Google, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, WarnerMedia, and The Walt Disney Company.

Visit www.WiTHollywood.org for more information.

To donate directly to the WiTH Foundation, click here. To activate a corporate donation or event sponsorship, contact Kristen Edwards at [email protected].