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 employees overseas. One of the most challenging parts is keeping pace with the rate of change, but that’s also one of the most exciting.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Melinda: I joined WICT in 2010, after about 6 months with the company. I wanted to participate in the Mentorship program, and have really gained so much from all of the women I’ve interacted with over the past 6 years. So much of what makes WICT great are the stories and experiences that are shared by our members, both through WICT programming and even just casual connections.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Melinda: I’m really into This Is Us right now. The storylines are always interesting, and I like the characters. Food Network is also a standby favorite!
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Melinda: When I was younger, I wanted to be a chef, and teacher, or a lawyer. Maybe even all three!
What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Melinda: As I mentioned earlier, I initially joined WICT so that I could participate in the Mentorship program. I found so much value in it that I started volunteering at WICT events, and eventually became a board member for WICT Greater Philadelphia. I have served on the board in two separate roles, Marketing Director and Mentorship Director, and will be returning as one of two Mentorship Directors in 2017. Serving in this role helps me pay it forward in giving others an opportunity to grow personally and professionally.
Why do you think WICT is important?