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 friends the products I work on. In their homes! Most challenging aspect of my work is juggling everything I have to do. I am sure a lot of people can relate to that. However, I make it work and I know each day will be different. That keeps me on my toes.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Mia: I have been very fortunate in my career here at Comcast to have worked for and with some very remarkable women leaders. It is true that if you see someone like you, doing it then you believe that you can do it too. I’ve been able witness to how smart women lead up close, literally at their side and not from a faraway vantage point. That is has been very beneficial to me in realizing what I can accomplish and what type of leader I want to be.
One woman, or should I say young woman, that inspires me daily is my 2o year old daughter, Amira. One of the things that I just love about her is that she has a voice and an opinion and is not afraid to use it. It took me years to find my voice. She was born with hers. She speaks up for herself and others even when no one else will.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Mia: My favorite movie is Love Jones. It depicts the real life ups and downs of a relationship. They use phone booths in the movie so it is a bit dated, however it still is a beautiful love story.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Mia: I ran a half marathon.
What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Mia: For the past 2 years I’ve served on the WICT Philly Tech It Out committee leading the College/University programming efforts.
Why do you think WICT is important?
Mia: I think WICT is important because of the direct impact it has on developing women leaders. Members get to meet, network and learn from dynamic women across our industry.