SVP/Chief Learning Officer
Soehren leads one of the nation’s largest corporate universities and employee training platforms for Comcast Cable’s more than 100,000 employees. Prior to joining Comcast in 2000, she completed a 25-year career with the Defense Industry and 13 years as an adjunct professor and research advisor in higher education. Most recently, Soehren helped launch the Comcast Women in Leadership Program for VPs and above across the company. How does she balance it all? “The best trick is recognizing that there’s no such thing as balance,” she says. “It’s essential to maintain personal and professional flexibility in our lives.”
I’d love to swap with Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. He has the power to make many of the changes that will lead to a stable and safe education and learning environment for children throughout the United States. He can also help elevate the level of the teaching profession so that our educators are rewarded for their intellect and credentials. In addition, he can play a major role in developing U.S. students to lead nationally and globally.