A pioneer in finding new ways to improve both the employee and customer experience, Stipandic created Comcast’s joint customer experience with Verizon Wireless. A former college lacrosse coach, Stipandic employs similar tactics in the workplace. “The principles of a coach, are the same principles I apply today in my every day interactions. I value my personal success by developing unstoppable leaders and unleashing the power of unifying them as a team,” she says.
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
Today, we need to continue to make sure we create work and industry environments that promote and showcase high-performing and diverse leaders. Next, we need to cultivate an atmosphere that shifts from showcasing women as a phenomena and move towards women in the workplace as the norm. Once natural diversity is achieved, we will evolve our attention to the next opportunity that is the generational divide.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The story of Comcast’s plans to acquire Time Warner Cable.
How do you define a successful career?
I held a lacrosse coaching position at Virginia Tech. The principles of a coach, are the same principles I apply today in my every day interactions. I value my personal success by developing unstoppable leaders and unleashing the power of unifying them as a team. We are diverse, passionate, and focused on the mission: To simplify how we do business with our customers.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
The best balance for me is when I can blur the lines of my work and my personal life around a common passion.
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
You can always find me by the water. If the sun is above my face, sand is below feet and water in my peripheral I’m a happy.