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Emily Nikoo

Nikoo is working to further Blonder Tongue Laboratories’ outreach in the MSO and private cable operator realm, to obtain greater placement in the 4K/Ultra HD, streaming, and IPTV delivery arena in the next couple of years. “Thinking outside the box to strategize and uncover the possibilities of IPTV, and how to make money doing so, are the most important areas” for women in cable, she says.

 

Where are the biggest growth areas for women in cable?

All that IPTV offers our industry is the biggest area for growth and excitement for anyone, women included. Thinking outside the box to strategize and uncover the possibilities of IPTV, and how to make money doing so, are the most important areas.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring?

Mentoring should be a two-way street.  A mentor needs to listen to the mentee and learn from them as well as imparting their own wisdom.  The younger generation will teach us the next strategic path to take, because they are the users of the next generation of technology.

 

What/who inspires you at work? What/who inspires you outside the office?

Within our working sphere (both “at work” and “outside the office”), the person who inspires me the most is Nomi Bergman.  She is the hardest working, smartest, most down-to-earth person I have ever met.  In addition, she manages all that she has to do with grace and a smile.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

This is particularly tricky for me because I work with my husband (and have ever since meeting at Purdue 30 years ago).  The key for us is leaving work at work.  Separating work from home, but still nurturing both.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

Going for a walk or hike, anywhere any time, I love it; getting outside as long as the weather even remotely cooperates.  It’s a form of meditation for me.

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