Pat Mitchell (Media Pioneer)
A trailblazing journalist, Pat Mitchell is the president and CEO of the Paley Center for Media in New York.
She began her media career in print (at LOOK) and transitioned to television, as opportunities opened up for women in the early 1970s. Mitchell was among the first women to anchor the news (WBZ-TV Boston), host a morning talk show (Woman 74), and report from the White House.
She was also the first woman to host a talk show, the Emmy-winning Woman to Woman.
As a producer, Mitchell's work has garnered 37 Emmy Awards, five Peabodys, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2000, she became the first woman President and CEO of PBS. Mitchell also co-hosted TEDWomen in 2010.
Here she is in a 2012 keynote address in which she talks about the changing role of women and girls in the world today: