At today’s Multichannel Wonder Women celebration in New York, Fox Group EVP of Litigation Jill Ratner was honored as a Wonder Woman. The annual gala luncheon, co-hosted by Multichannel News and the New York chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications, honors female executives in cable television and communications. This year, 13 Wonder Women were selected by the editors of Multichannel News.
In her speech at the event, Jill talked about her obsession with sports at a young age, which led to her spot on the UCLA women’s soccer team. There she helped found the Committee for Gender Equality in UCLA Athletics, which pushed the university to secure full NCAA Division I status for the women’s soccer team.
“I learned as much off the soccer field as I did on, including invaluable lessons on teamwork, standing up for what I believe in, perseverance and the power of the law,” Jill said in her remarks at the 2016 Wonder Women luncheon at the New York Hilton. “That experience really set the foundation for my career as a litigation attorney. All these years later, I marvel that so many of the lessons I learned through sports years ago are still applicable to the business world and, certainly, to my job.”
Jill joined Fox in 2004 after working as litigation counsel for two law firms. In 2014, she was part of a major U.S. Supreme Court victory stopping Aereo from transmitting over-the-air TV programming on the Internet without the authority of copyright owners.