Writing for TV became an accidental dream for Diane Ademu-John. She told Start TV, “I started out in a career in international relations," but to help pay the bills, she also took on night jobs as a production assistant. It was through this side work that she got "bit by the bug" that would lead her to become Executive Producer on the hit TV show Empire and a screenwriter and producer for shows like Medium and Body of Proof. Watch the video above to find out why Ademu-John said, “I was always really happy to be on shows that had strong female leads.”
When Ademu-John first became a screenwriter, she noticed a lot of women breaking into the industry alongside her, but not very many women in positions of leadership above her.
Watch the video below to see why she thinks finding a female mentor in TV is key: