Geraldine Laybourne is the Co-Founder of Oxygen Media, a 24-hour cable television network for young women. She was Chairman and CEO of Oxygen Media until she sold it to NBC Universal in 2007. Gerry was a cable programming pioneer in the 80s and 90s: she led the team that created Nickelodeon and Nick at Nite. As president of Disney/ABC Cable Networks, she ran cable programming for the Walt Disney Company and its ABC subsidiary. She was ranked #1 among the 50 most influential women in the entertainment industry by The Hollywood Reporter and named one of the 25 most influential people in America by Time magazine. She is on the Board of Directors of Electronic Arts, J.C. Penney, Symantec Corporation, and Alloy Inc. and on the Board of Trustees of Vassar College and President of the AAVC. She is a corporate ambassador for Vital Voices and advises many women political candidates and entrepreneurs. She and her husband Kit, a teacher, producer, and author, have 2 children and 4 grandchildren.