amanda-millerMeet 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 each quarter within the team (e.g., Corporate Aviation, Spectacor, Accounts Payable, Enhanced Coverage Analytics, Enterprise Risk Management).  The most challenging part of the job is staying abreast of the ever changing company and industry risks, as well as ensuring we are auditing the business at the right level.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

I have been fortunate enough to grow up and work with a lot of strong women.  My first manager at KPMG, Jenn Kriebel, really took the time to develop me professionally and show me that hard work does pay off.  I have further had a number of great women mentors here at Comcast who encourage, inspire and challenge me to be better every day.  My mother and grandmother also taught me at a very early age that being humble, devoted and kind will get you a long way in life.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?

My favorite TV shows include “Downton Abbey”, “The Blacklist” and anything on Bravo!  My favorite movie is “You’ve Got Mail.”

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

One thing most people don’t know about me is that I grew up on a farm in central PA and raised/showed sheep as part of the 4-H program.  It was a lot of hard work but taught me responsibility and dedication at a very young age.

What do you like most about WICT?

The support and the networking opportunities that the program provides.

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT is important as women need more encouragement and inspiration in the telecom industry to grow in their careers.   WICT provides learning opportunities and support that women in some other industries aren’t privileged enough to receive.  Being surrounded by successful and confident women in the industry fosters a culture of learning, development and motivation.