Kay Koplovitz is the founder of USA Network and the first woman network president in television history. She is the author ofBold Women, Big Ideas, which she wrote to inform and inspire women entrepreneurs to create wealth through equity. In 2000, Kay co-created Springboard Enterprises, a national organization that fosters venture capital investments in women-led high growth companies. Companies selected and presented by Springboard Enterprises have raised over $5.5 Billion and have had positive liquidity events for investors, including IPOs. Kay counts among her accomplishments the Presidential appointment as Chair of National Women’s Business Council (1998-2001). She is the recipient of numerous awards and inductions for her leadership accomplishments in the areas of Media and Entrepreneurship.
Kay presently serves as Chairman and CEO of Koplovitz & Company. She also serves as Chairman of the Board, Fifth & Pacific Cos.(formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.) and as a board member of CA Technologies and a board member of ION Media. She serves as trustee of The Paley Center for Media as well The University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Letters & Science. She holds a master’s degree in Communications from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin as well as honorary doctorate degrees from Emerson College, St. John’s University, Michigan State University and Canasius College.