WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 01: Paula Madison speaks during the Leading Women Defined:  Our Power: A Global Perspective at Ritz Carlton Hotel on March 1, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images for BET)

Paula Madison

Madison has moved up in the ranks from award-winning journalist to a history-making top executive at NBCUniversal. Now she is the CEO of her own Madison Media Management, where she helms the indie Africa Channel and is majority owner of the WNBA's L.A. Sparks.