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 innovations to the market, that said, to be in this space means needing to keep sharp on new technology and being able to keep up with the subject matter experts and constantly evolving roadmaps.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Jeanne: Being a female engineer in male dominated industries for over 20 years, I have become accustomed to being one of the few women (if not the only woman) in most work settings. I think a combination of moving into leadership and still seeing few women and having lost my mom a few years ago has caused me to be more conscious of the lack of female role models in my life. As a result, I’ve been more deliberate with networking and seeking out women role models and peers to keep me balanced and motivated.
What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?
Jeanne: While waiting for Game of Thrones to return, I have been admittedly on a bit of a zombie kick – Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead and Z-Nation have been keeping me occupied.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Jeanne: I have a hard time walking in a store and not buying anything. I once accompanied a friend to a tattoo parlor and ended up getting a tattoo combining my mother and my astrological signs.
What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?
Jeanne: I am on the board as Sponsorship co-Chair and volunteer on Tech It Out and WICT Philly Gives Back. I volunteered for TIO and WPGB last year and I enjoy helping with the heavy lifting involved in having these programs go smoothly and successfully. There is so much planning that goes into these events, it feels gratifying to step back during the event and know that I had an impact on the experience.
Why do you think WICT is important?
Jeanne: The philanthropy it promotes through its various programs is amazing. I have been a member for many years and have attended events that benefit the members directly by expanding our networks or educating us with relevant technology, but I’m really impressed and proud to be a part of all the giving back that we do as an organization.