*Titles reflect position at the time of the award.


From 1983-2008 the awards were referred to as "Accolades."

 Past Woman of the Year Honorees

​2017D'Arcy Rudnay (Operator)EVP & Chief Communications Officer, Comcast

​​Sarah Barnett (Programmer)

President & General Manager, BBC America
​2016Kathleen FinchChief Programming, Content & Brand Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive
​2015​Ellen EastExecutive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer, Time Warner Cable
​2014Christine DriessenExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, ESPN
2013​ Abbe Raven Chairman, A+E Networks
2012 Carol Hevey Executive Vice President - East Region, Time Warner Cable
2011 Nomi Bergman President, Bright House Networks
2010 Brooke Johnson President, Food Network
2008 Jill Campbell Senior Vice President, Operations, Cox Communications
2007 Lynn Yaeger Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Time Warner Cable
2006 Cyma Zarghami

President, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group

2005 Laureen Ong President, National Geographic Channel
2004 Judy McGrath Chairman & CEO, MTV Networks
2003 Kathleen Dore President, Entertainment Services, Rainbow Media Holdings, Inc.
2002 Kim Kelly President & COO, Insight Communications
2001 Debra Lee President & COO, BET Holdings, Inc
2000 Pat Mitchell President & CEO, Public Broadcasting System
1999 Ann Carlsen Chief Executive Office, Carlsen Resources
1998 Susan Packard COO, HGTV
1997 Anne Sweeney President, The Disney Channel
1996 June Travis Executive Vice President & COO, NCTA
1995 Torie Clark Vice President, Public Affairs/Strategic Counsel, NCTA
1994 Bobbi Kamil Executive Director, Cable in the Classroom
1993 Linda Ellerbee President, Lucky Duck Production
1992 Oprah Winfrey CEO, Harpo Productions
1991 Maragaret Richebourg President, Richebourg Marketing
1990 Geraldine Laybourne President, Nickelodeon
1989 Pat Thompson President, Pat Thompson Co.
1988 Mary Alice Williams Vice President & Principal Anchor, CNN/New York
1987 Ruth Otte President & CEO, The Discovery Channel
1983 Gail Sermersheim Vice President & GM, Southern Region, HBO

 Past Woman to Watch Honorees

2017Samira Panah Bakhtiar (Technology)Director, Media Operations, Cisco Systems

Charlene Keys (Operator)

AVP, Field Operations, Charter Communications
2017Tina Thornton (Programmer)Senior Vice President, Production & Multimedia Sponsorship Integration and Management Operations, ESPN
2016Mary McLaughlin (Operator)Senior Vice President, Beltway Region, Comcast Cable
​2016​Laura Gentile (Programmer)Senior Vice President, espnW and Women's Initiatives, ESPN
​2015Rachel Welch (Operator)Group Vice President, Government Relations, Time Warner Cable
​2015Bernadette Aulestia (Programmer)EVP, Global Distribution Operations, HBO
​2014Jennifer Mirgorod (Programmer)EVP, Brand Distribution, Turner Network Sales
​2014Deborah Picciolo (Operator)SVP, Residential Technical Operations, Time Warner Cable
​2013 Bernie Han​ (Operator) Vice President, News & Local Programming, Time Warner Cable​​
2013​ Marjorie Kaplan (Programmer)
Group President, Animal Planet, Science Channel & Velocity, Discovery Communications
2012 Jennifer Hightower (Operator) Senior Vice President, Law & Policy, Cox Communications
2012 Jennifer Robertson (Programmer) Senior Vice President, Digital Media & Business Development, WE tv
2011 Jennifer Dorian

Senior Vice President, Strategy Development, Turner Entertainment Networks

2011 Kathleen Finch Senior Vice President/General Manager, HGTV
2010 Veronica Sheehan Senior Vice President, Network Operations, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
2008 Vicki Lins Senior Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Comcast Spotlight
2008 Eileen O'Neill President and General Manager, TLC , Discovery Communications
2007 Wonya Lucas EVP, General Manager, The Weather Channel Networks
2006 Robin Sangston Vice President, Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel, Cox Communications
2005 Marlene Dooner Corporate Vice President, Investor Relations, Comcast Corporation
2005 Ellen East Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Cox Communications
2004 Suzanne Keenan Senior Vice President of Customer Service, Comcast Cable
2003 Janet Barnard Vice President & GM, Middle America System Cox Communications
2002 Mae Douglas Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer, Cox Communications
2001 Leslie Grayson Vice President, Operations, Time Warner Cable
1999 Ann Montgomery Executive Vice President, Fulfillment Services and Operations, AT&T Broadband and Internet Services
1997 Susan Adams

General Manager, Post-Newsweek Cable 

1995 Elaine Barden General Manager, TCI Cablevision of Alameda
1994 Kathleen Marron Partner, Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi
 1993 Martha Martin Director Affiliate Sales, Central Region, E! Entertainment Television
1992 Tracy Jenkins Director, Programming, Jones Intercable
1992 Patti Rowe Director, Associate Development, Jones Intercable
1991 Kathleen Wagner Area Manager, Chambers Cable

 Past Tribute Honorees

2011 Her Story: Ten Times Over
The Closer
In Plain Sight
The Style Network
WE tv
2008 Fugee Family ESPN
2008 Army Wives Lifetime Networks
2007 The Closer TNT/Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
2007 Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany WE tv
2006 Tammy Faye: Death Defying WE tv
2006 Human Trafficking Lifetime Networks
2005 Bearing Witness A&E Network
2005  The Brooke Ellison Story A&E Network
2004 Iron Jawed Angels  HBO
2004  What's Going On: Girl's Education in India Showtime Networks
2003 Women on Top: Hollywood and Power AMC with World of Wonder
2003 Lifetime's Achievement Awards: Women Changing the World 

Lifetime Television with Don Mischer Production

2002 Sport Century: Billie Jean King ESPN Classic
2002  In the Time of the Butterflies Showtime
2001 Reel Models: The First Women in Film AMC & Barwood Productions
2000 ESPN SportsCentury--50 Greatest Athletes  ESPN
1999 Mercury 13: The Secret Astronauts  The History Channel 
1998  Not in this Town USA Networks/Harris Entertainment
1997  Mr. and Mrs. Loving Showtime/Hallmark Entertainment
1996  Choices of the Heart: The Margaret Sanger Story Lifetime Television
1995  A Century of Women Turner Original Productions

 Past PAR Accolades

Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Time Warner Cable & NBCUniversal
Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Cox Communications & Oxygen Media
Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Cox Communications & Discovery Communications
Cox Communications & The Weather Channel

 Past Forerunner Recipients

Decker Anstrom & Kathleen Abernathy
Home Box Office
US West and Rainbow Media Holdings
Media One & HGTV
Lifetime Television
E! Entertainment Television
Century Communications Cable Television Divisions