Janet Balis

Partner/Principal, Global Advisory Leader for Media & Entertainment, EY

Janet Balis

Speaker Bio


Janet Balis is an accomplished media executive who currently serves as a partner in EY’s Advisory Services leading the global consulting business for the media and entertainment industry.  The practice works across a broad range of clients including agencies, broadcast and cable networks, cable and satellite providers, and publishers.



A passionate advocate for gender parity, Janet sits on the board of She Runs It (formerly Advertising Women of New York) an organization with a core mission of advancing women to leadership positions. As part of this role, she’s a frequent mentor and coach to women across the country and a speaker on issues of gender equality. In 2016, Janet worked on behalf of EY and She Runs It, in collaboration with LinkedIn, to develop a study focused on “Accelerating the Path to Leadership for Women in Marketing and Media.”



Janet has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Columbia University.  She is also on the boards of PRX and the International Academy of Arts and Sciences, and serves as an advisor to the Harvard Business School Digital Initiative.  She was named one of the 2017 Women of Excellence by the National Association of Female Executives (NAFE) as Global Women’s Envoy, a 2010 Advertising Age Women to Watch, and a 2006 Crains 40 Under 40.