Kay Koplovitz, the first woman to head a television network, headlines ACG New York’s Women of Leadership Summit at Convene Midtown East on Jan. 19.
Koplovitz founded USA Networks (now a division of NBCUniversal Inc.) and served as CEO from 1977 until 1998, when it sold for $4.5 billion. Since 2000, Koplovitz has served as the chair of Springboard Enterprises, an accelerator that aims to bring “women founders leading transformational businesses to full parity in raising capital and building scalable, sustainable companies,” according to her bio. More than $7.4 billion in capital has been raised by 642 Springboard portfolio companies with more than 160 exits, including 13 initial public offerings. In 2016, Koplovitz co-founded Springboard Growth Capital to invest in Springboard Alumnae companies.