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THR's Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100

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    29. Frances Berwick
    Frances Berwick
    President, Style and Bravo Media

    Since she added Style to her portfolio in 2011, the network has executed a rebrand, posted double-digit ratings growth and dropped six years off of its viewer median age (to 36). "The minute we rolled out the rebrand, we immediately heard from the creative community, including many producers we hadn't worked with before," says the New York-based Berwick, a married mother of a 9-year-old son. Bravo also is on track to have its seventh straight best year ever and is a top 10 ad-supported cable net among adults 25-to-54.

    Moment I knew I wanted to work in the business: I was working in a London theater [for a ballet and opera company], and that was a bit too much creative and not enough commerce for me and my bank account. I wanted to do something creative that didn't involve an overdraft.

    When I leave work each day, I can't wait to Go: home and have a large glass of wine. Favorite way to unwind on the weekend Playing board games with my son. I always win at Clue but always seem to lose at Life. I don't know if there's a message in there.

    Can't get through my workday without: A good laugh. I work with a team that's very amusing, and that helps enormously.

    Most surprising music on my iPhone: Ace of Base. It's good gym music.

    Best advice I've ever gotten: Kathy Dore, former president of Rainbow, once told me: "Don't worry about being liked; be concerned with being fair."

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