The inaugural WatchHerWork #toptalk Speaker series event was incredible!
Our speaker, Dorothy Toran is the Executive in Charge of Production for Sirens Media. She is an Emmy nominated producer who has worked with Bravo, TLC, Essence Communications, True Entertainment, TV One and many others. At the helm of production for the Real Housewives of New Jersey, Dorothy was able to share wonderful experiences with our audience about how reality TV is made. She also talked about Twirl Life, one of her newest reality shows based in Houston that airs November 9 on TLC.
As she shared her career journey, Dorothy shared the importance of taking the time to master the core skills of your job as well as develop an understanding the roles that touch yours. Your work should speak for you.
Dorothy has worked with celebrities like John Travolta, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, and Robert DeNiro. When asked about her most memorable, she shared a story about Maya Angelou telling her to “never kneel for anyone”.
Unfortunately, Dorothy says, you can’t have it all. She’s a mother, a wife and a top executive. She has to make trade offs and sacrifices everyday. Women need to be more truthful about that reality and accept it.
The audience was engaged and asked incredible questions about everything from how to get started in entertainment to how to deal with toxic work environments.
We loved that so many college students and young professionals got the opportunity to interact with such an inspiring senior leader.
This WatchHerWork #TopTalk Speaker Series was hosted by top accounting firm McConnell Jones. Partner Tene Thomas is a superstar in her own right. Stay tuned for a #TopTalk featuring her in the future….
Dorothy is a member of the WatchHerWork National Advisory Council. Follow us on Instagram. @watchherworking @dorothytoran @dhamworld