Women in Technology: Hollywood Announces 2019 Leadership Awards Winners


Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has announced the winners of its third annual Leadership Awards, scheduled to be presented on the main stage at the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance’s (MESA) upcoming HITS: Spring conference on May 23, at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.

The 2019 WiTH Leadership Awards winners are Nancy Faginas-Cody, SVP of enterprise business systems for The Walt Disney Co.; Cristina Mancini-Jones, SVP and head of customer and trailblazer marketing for Salesforce; and Theresa Miller, EVP and CIO for Lionsgate.

The WiTH Steering Committee, which made the final selections based by an industrywide nomination process, issued this statement: “Congratulations to the winners of our third annual WiTH Leadership Awards.

Their participation in the advancement of women in entertainment technology has made a significant difference to the women and young girls around them.”

Nancy Faginas-Cody

Cristina Mancini Jones

Theresa Miller


In honor of the winners and nominees of this year’s program, WiTH will be donating 100% of all revenues from the awards sponsorships to charity organizations that support their local community and whose missions and activities align with the goals of the WiTH organization.

The 2019 charity recipients include DIY Girls, Pep Up Tech, St. Joseph Center Code Talk, STEAM: Coders and STEM Advantage.

The WiTH Steering Committee, which includes representatives from women’s organizations at 20th Century Fox, FilmTrack, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros. Entertainment, The Walt Disney Studios and The Walt Disney Co., selected this year’s nominees and winners based on their service as technology-career role models and mentors in our communities, empowering women to be bold leaders.

Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) is a vital professional organization of more than 1,600 members that focuses on the unique position of women in today’s dynamic tech-driven entertainment industry.

Founded in March 2014 facilitates cross-studio women’s group communications and addresses pressing issues specific to women technology executives in Hollywood: leadership, business and technology skills development, mentorship, negotiation, career development, vision, management, community engagement, empowerment, self-confidence and work/life balance.

To celebrate this year’s WiTH Leadership Awards with a tax-deductible donation delivered to this year’s selected charities, please contact: Christian Calson at [email protected].

For additional information, and to register to attend the WiTH Leadership Awards at HITS: Spring, visit Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH).