For the last 40 years, Kay Koplovitz has been helping women and minorities gain better representation in corporate America.

 The chairman of Fifth & Pacific Cos.—which owns lifestyle brands Juicy Couture, Kate Spade and Lucky Brand Jeans—is the former chief executive and founder of USA Network, now a division of NBCUniversal Inc. Considered one of the most successful women in business, Koplovitz also helped launch the Sci-Fi Channel in 1992, facilitated the first cable coverage of Major League Baseball and founded New York investment firm Boldcap Ventures LLC in 2001.

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