Skills for Success – Virtual Happy Hour

Event Date: 08/27/2020
Event Time: 5pm-6pm
Event Location: Virtual

Staying at home doesn’t mean networking is over!
WICT NY and Power To Fly are excited to host a Virtual Networking Happy Hour. Grab your favorite beverage and join us on Thursday, August 27th from 5:00 PM to 6:00PM.  This is a great opportunity to meet other professionals in the cable and telecommunications industry, share experiences, and learn about how others in this space navigating the new normal. The event will start with quick introductions from WICT and PowerToFly, followed by a 45-minute virtual networking session. We look forward to seeing you there!
You do not HAVE to be in cable telecommunication or from NY to attend this event!
This great series is sure to bring you Skills for Success!
Lauren Hagerty

Lauren Hagerty

Director of Marketing and Community for PowerToFly

Lauren Hagerty is the Director of Marketing and Community for PowerToFly – the largest gender diversity recruiting platform and community connecting women with Fortune 500 corporations and fast-growing startups. Previously, Lauren lead the social media and community efforts for the industry-leading smart home platform Wink, where she recreated and revitalized the company’s voice a persona. In her free time, you can find Lauren skiing (with her very own handmade knit goods, of course) or taking pictures of her Pomeranian, Sprinkles.
Ana Malladi

Ana Malladi


Ana Malladi is a consultant advising Entertainment and Media start-ups on Strategy and Marketing.
Ana began her career at Morgan Stanley, where she was a Director of Business Development, before deciding to pursue her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin.
After graduation, she shifted her industry focus to media and entertainment as the COO of a start-up focused on film and television finance. In her free time, Ana loves watching cult/action/horror movies, baking, and painting.
Kelly Russell

Kelly Russell

Senior Manager of Entertainment Partnerships, Digital at FOX Network

Kelly Russell is the Senior Manager of Entertainment Partnerships, Digital at FOX Network. In her current role, she is responsible for the ideation and execution of
integrated digital sales partnerships across all of FOX’s scripted and unscripted entertainment shows.
She assists in the strategy of social platform monetization, optimizes branded content and tracks, analyzes and reports on the data for each campaign. Prior to joining the FOX team, Kelly worked at NBCUniversal for four years, where she managed the social media for CNBC Primetime Entertainment programming.
Much of her role there involved producing content, managing all of the network’s social media pages, executing ad sales partnerships, and collaborating with talent. She was also responsible for collecting and analyzing data. Kelly started her career in television at WABC-TV (Eyewitness News), the local ABC news affiliate in New York City.
She started there as an intern, became a news desk assistant upon graduation, and finally a Social Media Producer. She worked on both news and entertainment content at WABC-TV. Some of her greatest mentors are from her time at WABC-TV!
In her free time, Kelly loves being with her family and friends, cooking and traveling. She is passionate about helping young professionals navigate the working world and is eager to broaden her network community!
Brooke Schasteen-Smith

Brooke Schasteen-Smith

Senior Manager of Partner Marketing in Content Distribution at NBC Universal

Brooke Schasteen-Smith is Senior Manager of Partner Marketing in Content Distribution at NBCUniversal. In her role, she serves as the account manager for AT&T/DIRECTV, Cox, NCTC, Verizon, YouTube TV, and the Regional Sports Networks. Brooke also serves on the leadership team of Women’s Network, a NBCUniversal internal employee resource group. Prior to joining NBCUniversal in January of 2018, Brooke worked at Scripps Networks Interactive as Manager of Content Distribution and Marketing. During her time there, she planned and executed co-branded campaigns with key distribution accounts and HGTV and Travel Channel with top talent such as the Property Brothers and Josh Gates. She also managed corporate events, worked with her accounts to sell in cross-channel promotions, created media barters, and produced sweepstakes that helped drive tune in for Scripps programming priorities. Brooke is an active member of Women in Cable Telecommunications and is currently serving on Board as Programming Chair.