Women of WICT

18 Sep

Our September Woman of WICT: Czarina Agravante

Meet Czarina – Senior Consultant, IT Advisory at EY! Describe your role & what you love about it. I am a Senior Consultant in the IT Advisory practice where I primarily work as a technical business analyst in the software development space. What I love about my role is being able to work closely with the business stakeholders to help improve their business processes but also in the weeds of documenting technical requirements for the development teams to help build out the technical...

08 Aug

Our August Woman of WICT: Shannon Moores

Meet Shannon – Sr. Engineering Manager, xFi, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I currently manage a team of engineers who build some of the APIs for Comcast’s xFi applications.  I love that we work on a product that millions of people use. Parents tell us in app reviews they love that they can pause their children’s WiFi devices and kids leave the opposite reviews, telling us they hate it. It’s fun to work on something that intertwines with...

11 Jul

Our July Woman of WICT: Chelsey May

Meet Chelsey – Designer, XD, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I’m a designer on the Experience Design (XD) team at Comcast. My daily responsibilities include designing new features and improvements for the X1, Flex and Stream products and seeing those projects through to launch. I love working on things that make an impact on the millions of people who use Xfinity products, and the challenge in designing experiences that are seamless and easy to use. How have other women...

20 Jun

Our June Woman of WICT: Paige Andersen

Meet Paige – Senior Manager, UX, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I lead the Experience Design project management team, and am inspired every day by being in such a creative environment. I feel lucky that I get to satisfy both my analytical and creative sides, and I find great joy in mentoring others. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? My mother instilled the confidence in me to dream big and go for what I wanted, no...

09 May

Our May Woman of WICT: Dalila Wilson-Scott

Meet Dalila! Senior Vice President, Community Impact at Comcast Corporation! Describe your role & what you love about it. I lead the team that oversees Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, Employee Engagement & Volunteerism and our corporate sponsorship portfolio.  Each day my experiences are unique.  I have an opportunity to meet and connect with different individuals and organizations inside and outside of our company and industry. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? They helped me see what’s possible, to get comfortable with...

18 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Paula I. Birth

Meet Paula! Chief Revenue Officer at Fiplex Communications! Describe your role & what you love about it. My role entails driving better integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing, and revenue management. I love the ability I have to mentor young professionals in the industry, as well as, share my experience and help the team move the ball forward. It is so rewarding to be able to give back. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? Through my...

21 Mar

Our March Woman of WICT: Jin Zhou

Meet Jin! Staff QA Engineer at ARRIS Describe your role & what you love about it. I work as a Quality Assurance Engineer: whether it’s leading the X1 test or writing code for test automation, I always feel excited knowing I’m helping deliver top-quality products to our customers. In a fast-paced industry like Cable and Telecomm, you’ll never be bored if you’re curious and have an open heart. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? I was the first recipient of the...

20 Feb

Our February Woman of WICT: Margaret Rickard Rubinacci

Meet Margaret! Director, Communications, Media and Entertainment at pureIntegration Describe your role & what you love about it. I am a Delivery and Sales Director at pureIntegration (PI). On a day to day basis my role can look very different. Part of my role is to work with leaders in the cable industry to find ways to drive value and solve problems in their organizations. I do this by working collaboratively with leaders to address challenges with Business Operations, Product Dev, Customer Experience or Business Process. I...

11 Jan

Our January Woman of WICT: Tonya M. Adams

Meet Tonya! Executive Director, Business Services Operations at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I manage and support four different teams of engineers, who are responsible for proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving network outages and impairments, for large and enterprise commercial customer services across the United States.  What I love most about this position, is the fact every day is a new day that will pose different challenges and opportunities for...

20 Dec

Our December Woman of WICT: Heather Sokollu

Meet Heather! Director, Internal Communications for Technology at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I’m a Director of Internal Communications for the technology organization at Comcast. In this role, I’m part of the team that develops communications, programs and initiatives to inform and engage employees. What I love most about my job is that every day I learn something new, whether it be about next generation technology, new products, or...

19 Nov

Our November Woman of WICT: Karen Grandmont

Meet Karen! Executive Director, Financial Operations of Comcast   What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? My team is responsible for managing and reporting Comcast Cable Division’s Capex (Capital Expenditures).  In addition, we provide oversight, governance and support of the Oracle Projects module.  What I love about my job is that there is always something new and interesting going on!  I appreciate the many opportunities I have to partner with other...

18 Oct

Our October Woman of WICT: Gayle Erdosy

Meet Gayle! Product Manager for the Strategic Initiatives at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am the product manager for the Strategic Initiatives group for Comcast Advertising.  Right now my focus is on deploying the NPS program for our organization.  I love work that allows me to engage with a broad spectrum of different teams and learn about the advertising business.  The most challenging for me is how...

08 Oct

Our September Woman Of WICT: Meghan Beierschmitt

Meet Meghan! Business Development Executive with Grant Thornton What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Business Development Executive with Grant Thornton. I love that my job is to meet new people everyday and to continue building strong relationships with my existing network. I love hearing that I have had the chance to help people by making connections and opening doors. The most challenging part I would say (as a non-technical person)...

15 Aug

Our August Woman Of WICT: Jacqueline Means

Meet Jacqueline! Account Supervisor for Government Programs at Comcast. What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I’m the Accounting Supervisor for the Government Programs team. I love that my job isn’t just a traditional FP&A role, in that I get to interact with our customers on a consistent basis and feel vested in our commitment to providing them a better experience.  One of the more challenging aspects of my job is...

18 Jul

Our July Woman of WICT: Kim-Loan Gotto

Meet Kim! Senior Manager, Sales Operations for Comcast Business What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I work within the Comcast Business organization, collaborating closely with all SMB Sales Channels. My responsibilities extend to all three divisions in supporting the Sales Centers’ day-to-day operations with all applications and systems. I oversee our telemarketing compliance efforts across SMB Sales channels, working closely with compliance vendors and legal to ensure our dialing policy...

27 Jun

Our June Woman of WICT: Priyanka Sharma

Meet Priyanka! Category Manager at Arris. What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am a Category Manager for ARRIS. What I love about my job is it requires combining people skills with strategic decision making, making it a very fast paced role. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? There are various women, at ARRIS and in the Telecommunications industry, that have climbed up the ranks through hard work...

21 May

Our May Woman of WICT: Kathy Tudisco

Meet Kathy! Strategic Intellectual Property Communications Manager at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? As the Communications Manager for the Comcast Strategic Intellectual Property group, I educate the engineering teams throughout the company about our patent program. I am responsible for implementing new and creative ways to encourage participation in the patent program and manage of the Comcast Inventor Recognition Program. I love recognizing our inventors for their innovative ideas and...

25 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Amy Thrush

Meet Amy! Manager, HSD Product Business Operations at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am in Internet Product Management under Xfinity Services at Comcast. I focus primarily on our internet customer-base who purchase their own modems – ensuring they have accurate information about the devices that are certified, as well as educating the frontline and helping to communicate the value of renting our xFi Gateway to customers. I love...

26 Mar

Our March Woman of WICT: Kelsey Vaughan

Meet Kelsey! Senior Analyst in Financial Planning and Analysis at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Kelsey – I joined Comcast in 2016 as a Financial Analyst working for Comcast Business supporting our carrier sales team. This is where my love for financial modeling and data analysis became prominent as well as a new interest: fiber optic networks. Recently, I joined the Technology and Product team as a Senior Analyst...

26 Feb

Our February Woman of WICT: Nidhi Desai

Meet Nidhi! Consultant at PureIntegration What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Nidhi: As a PureIntegration Consultant, I recently joined the Customer Experience team at Comcast where I’m specifically focusing on improving and implementing the company’s initiatives on Employee Empowerment. It’s an interesting connection from my previous role in which I deployed Xfinity Internet speed tiers to the markets and had an opportunity to work closely with various teams across work...

01 Feb

Our January Woman of WICT: Michelle Horner

Meet Michelle. Communications Manager for National Sales Operations at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Michelle: Our National Sales Operations team coordinates and manages national initiatives that help our frontline sales teams provide the best possible customer experience. We cover everything from implementing national sales reports that help agents monitor their performance to enhancing order entry apps for agents’ iPads. As a communications manager on the team, I use design...

29 Dec

Our November WOW: Michelle Yvonne Adderley

Meet Michelle! Senior Program Manager at eClerx What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Michelle: I am a Senior Program Manager at eClerx.  I’m responsible for supporting our training and quality programs. I work with other vendor partners across the organization hosting calibrations, overseeing the day to day results to ensure alignment.  What I love about my job is the people that I have the opportunity to work with. I love the...

01 Dec

Our November Woman of WICT: Melinda Amaro

Meet Melinda! Senior Accountant, Comcast Business Services What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Melinda: I’m a Senior Accountant for Comcast Business Services, specifically responsible for POR expense accounting. What I love about my job are the different interactions and relationships I have with both internal and external customers. I think many may think that Accounting is such a solitary job, but it really isn’t! A challenging part (but also what I...

30 Oct

Our October Woman of WICT: Danielle Arnold

Meet Danielle! Sr. Director, Charitable Giving – Community Investment at Comcast NBCUniversal What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Danielle:  As the Senior Director of Charitable Giving in Community Investment at Comcast NBCUniversal, I manage our corporate sponsorships and giving program for the Comcast Foundation, in addition to overseeing our Community Investment operating budgets. In all, we provided more than $500 million last...

21 Sep

Our September Woman of WICT: Sarah Frampton

Meet Sarah! Senior Regional Manager at QVC What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Sarah:  I work with new and current distribution partners to maintain our existing carriage as well as secure new and favorable carriage for QVC’s three networks: QVC, QVC2 and Beauty iQ.  I love working with our distributors to maximize their partnership with QVC.  Also, I enjoy reading and analyzing...

21 Aug

Our August Woman of WICT: Kelly Devine

Meet Kelly! Sr. Marketing Specialist at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Kelly:  I’m responsible for the marketing strategy for the Freedom Region. I manage our local acquisition and upgrade tactics, including mail, media, events and sponsorships, as well as provide support for our sales channels and XFINITY Stores. I love that my job lets me be creative and is...

03 Aug

Our July Woman of WICT: Yvette Thornton

Meet Yvette! Sr. Manager of Patent Development at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Yvette:  Currently, I am the Sr. Manager of Patent Development at Comcast which means that I work with engineers across Comcast and NBCUniversal to capture and develop their innovative technical solutions so that they may be evaluated for patentability.  What I love most about this job is...

29 Jun

Our June Woman of WICT: Zenita Henderson

Meet Zenita! Director, Marketing & Business Development for SCTE*ISBE What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Zenita:  I am Director, Marketing & Business Development for SCTE*ISBE (Society Cable Telecommunications Engineers and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts). I’m responsible for implementing and helping to shape marketing communications strategy for SCTE*ISBE.  As someone who has dedicated my whole career to cable, here’s why...

05 Jun

Our May Woman of WICT: Jeanne Ciampa

Meet Jeanne! Director, Project Management, Next Gen Access Networks at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Jeanne:  As Director of Project Management for Next Generation Access Networks, I lead a team of technical project managers who are responsible for creating and driving the plans for propelling new infrastructure through the product lifecycle. I love being a part of Comcast’s delivery mechanism in bringing...

19 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Chelsea Badeau

Meet Chelsea! Senior Director, Cross-Platform Editorial Production at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Chelsea:  I manage a cross-functional editorial production team that works 24/7 to ensure our content aligns with stakeholder priorities and drives engagement, further enhancing relationships with our customers across all of our platforms (online, on TV and on our app). One of the biggest challenges is making sure the tools we need...

14 Mar

Our March Woman of WICT: Amy Bennett

Meet Amy! Senior US Distribution Manager at QVC What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Amy:  I work in the US Affiliate Distribution department at QVC.    My department is responsible for expanding QVC distribution for our linear channels; QVC, QVC2 and BeautyiQ.  I am thankful for the opportunity to represent quality channels that continue to evolve and grow with the...

14 Feb

Our February Woman of WICT: Laura Lee

Meet Laura! VP of Quality Operations & Performance Excellence at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Laura:  I work for Comcast as the VP of  Quality Operations and Performance Excellence (QOPE) for National  Technical Operations.  I love that we deliver changes that directly impact our customers and technicians.  Time and change are my biggest challenges.  In today’s industry, we must be...

29 Jan

Our January Woman of WICT: Melinda Yablonski

Meet Melinda! Sr. Program Manager with the College for Technologists in Comcast University What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Melinda:  I’m a Sr. Program Manager with the College for Technologists in Comcast University. The College for Technologists focuses on delivering technical training to our engineering population across Comcast, and for T+P specifically. There is always something new to work on, like designing a conference or an onboarding experience for...

21 Dec

Our December Woman of WICT: Mia Beasley-Bonds

Meet Mia Beasley-Bonds – Senior Manager, Program Management at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Mia: I am a Senior Manager, Program Management in TXV Engineering at Comcast.  What I love most about my job is that I get to work on products that millions of our customers enjoy.  I’ve been with Comcast for more than ten years and it is nice to be able to show my family and...

21 Dec

Our November Woman of WICT: Pam Nobles

Meet Pam Nobles – Consultant What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Pam: From an early age, I had a desire to be an artist.  Not long after completing my Bachelor’s in Fine Art I began working as a cable system drafter and designer. This experience steered me to pursuing a degree in engineering, and I began teaching others the basics of cable system design.  Because I was just learning the technology,...

21 Oct

Our October Woman of WICT: Mary Campbell

Meet Mary Campbell – EVP of Commerce Platforms at QVC What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? As EVP of Commerce Platforms at QVC, I am responsible for leveraging the unique capabilities of TV, web, mobile, tablet and social – while delivering the QVC brand experience across all platforms to drive customer engagement and sales. At QVC, we have made investments that allow us to be flexible and nimble and to keep...

15 Sep

Our September Woman of WICT: Melissa Merriman

Meet Melissa Merriman, Account Executive at Cisco What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I work on the Cisco Cloud and Platforms sales team supporting Comcast.  In my role I align Cisco’s portfolio of products and services, business units,  corporate resources, and industry partners to Comcast business initiatives to drive  industry solutions in the areas of cloud services, IP video, and IOT. I’m a natural communicator and outgoing by nature so I enjoy...

23 Aug

Our August Woman of WICT: Amanda Miller

Meet Amanda Miller Global Risk Principal, Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am part of the Comcast Assurance and Advisory Team (CAAT) and oversee the Global Risk program, Corporate business unit audits and the data team.  I love that I get to meet new people every day and learn the intricacies of various parts of the business.  We operate on a quarterly cadence and perform various audits and projects...

26 Jul

Our July Woman of WICT: Tracy Brown

Meet Tracy Brown, Global Service Provider Field Marketing Director at Cisco What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Tracy: At Cisco, I lead the Global Service Provider Regional Field Marketing team.  This is a newly-created position as Cisco integrated the Global Service Provider sales team into one global segment two years ago. I love building new teams, and this position allowed me to expand my responsibilities from supporting the Americas to creating the marketing strategy...

13 Jul

Our June Woman of WICT: Lisa Vetere

Meet Lisa Vetere, Senior Manager, Procurement at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Lisa: I am on the finance side of the Procurement team and support both Comcast and NBCU.  Throughout my career at Comcast, I have had traditional finance roles at Headquarters, Division and in the Region.  Procurement Finance is totally different from other finance roles, I am forecasting vendor spend, creating financial models and tracking savings across Procurement. ...

18 May

Our May Woman of WICT: Audrey Morrison

Audrey Morrison – Senior Editor, Lifestyle What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Audrey: I scour the internet and work with content providers to program the best cross-platform lifestyle experience for XFINITY. I’m always learning something new that I can share with our audience. Whether it’s the most efficient way to fold a t-shirt or which foods to eat to live to 100, the life lessons I’ve collected over the years always come in...

25 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Jennifer Ackerman

  Meet Jen Ackerman, Associate Director of UX Research at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Jen: I’m a people researcher and manager of other researchers. It’s so interesting to observe how customers use our products, to learn about their lives, needs, and how they use TV to entertain themselves and their families. It can be challenging to work on projects with large teams and so many stakeholders, but...