Skills for Success – THERsday’s With PowerToFly & WICTNY: Mentoring 101

Event Date: 11/19/2020
Event Time: 5pm-6pm
Event Location: Virtual

The women of PowerToFly and Women in Cable Telecommunications New York (WICT NY) are excited to host a Mentorship 101 and Virtual Networking event on Thursday, November 19th from 5:00 – 6:00 pm ET.

For this event, we’ll focus on Mentorship and hear from PowerToFly’s Director of Mentorship, Limor Bergman Gross. From finding a mentor, to becoming a more effective mentor to your peers, we can all benefit from the advice of other successful female professionals!

Meet other professional women in the cable and telecommunications industry, share experiences, and learn first-hand how other women in this space are navigating their careers in the current climate.

The agenda is as follows:

  1. 5:00 – 5:10 Introductions from PowerToFly & WiCT NY
  2. 5:10 – 5:45 Mentorship 101
  3. 5:45 – 6:00 1:1 Networking

You do not HAVE to be in cable/telecommunications or from NY to attend this event!

Hope to see you there!



Limor Bergman Gross

Limor Bergman Gross

Director of Mentorship at PowerToFly

As the Director of Mentorship at PowerToFly, Limor Bergman Gross is passionate about helping women succeed in the tech industry.  With over ten years of experience, she has led innovative tech teams at Digital Ocean, Oracle, VMWare, and Sun Microsystems.  For the past three years, she has focused on mentoring software engineering teams, helping to develop both soft skills and technical expertise.  

Her specialties include: scaling teams (I have scaled teams of 6 to organizations of 50), building great engineering culture, fostering strong communication and collaboration skills, managing remote teams, persuasion, influence on leadership and peers, and managing conflict/crises

 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

Consultant advising Entertainment and Media start-ups on Strategy and Marketing

Ana Malladi is a consultant advising Entertainment and Media start-ups on Strategy and Marketing.  Ana began her career in financial services, eventually specializing in marketing, revenue growth, and business planning.  She was a Director of Business Development at Morgan Stanley, before deciding to pursue her MBA at the University of Texas at Austin. A true film and TV nerd, she shifted her industry focus to media and entertainment, spending time at Slated, where she focused on independent film financing and distribution.  After earning her MBA, she joined an early stage, film and television finance start-up as the COO and a Board Member. In her free time, Ana loves watching cult/action/horror movies, making visual art, and baking.        

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 NBCUniversal

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.

Brooke graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mississippi State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Child Life therapy. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering with Hope for New York a non-profit serving all New Yorkers in need, running in Central Park, seeking out new adventures, and traveling both internationally and domestically.