Senior Vice President of Music, MTV
Amani Duncan made a cold call to Def Jam West 20 years ago that catapulted her career. Now Duncan is the senior vice president of music for MTV. From artist relations and visual marketing to campaign creation and strategic partnership negotiations, throughout her career, the power of her wizardry has helped in shaping the brands of titans of culture like Lenny Kravitz, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Janet Jackson, Iggy Pop and Jay-Z. Duncan stresses the importance of inspiring others.
“I believe once you have a seat at the table, it is your responsibility to help pull up a seat for others,” she says.
To that end, Duncan is the founder of Girlfriend, No Need To Ask, a mentoring and coaching platform. She stresses the importance of maintaining a positive mindset as a major asset in achieving success.
“I believe there exists endless possibilities,” she says, “and with the right perspective, you can achieve everything you desire.” —Y.C.