Manley is the primary legal counsel to Charter’s human resources department, and her job entails ensuring the company’s compliance with employment and labor laws. Before joining Charter she was labor and employment counsel for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company as well as an associate in the labor and employment law department of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP. Manley believes the industry can do far better on diversity, rating it slightly above average in its commitment and progress. “As the industry solidifies its role as an indispensable service, it is my hope that embracing diversity becomes the norm and not the exception. To do so just might result in the evolution of a truly great industry.” The technology that will most benefit cable? That would be wireless broadband, she says.

What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
The grade I give the cable industry is a C+, which I consider slightly above average. I believe that every sector of the cable industry can benefit immensely from the array of ideas, viewpoints, innovations, and contributions of our nation’s diverse people, cultures, and communities. As the industry solidifies its role as an indispensable service, it is my hope that embracing diversity becomes the norm and not the exception. To do so just might result in the evolution of a truly great industry.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is…
Wireless, high-speed broadband that is accessible by all, irrespective of a person’s geographic location, socioeconomic status, or physical limitation.

Favorite charity organization you work with?
I volunteer with and support Crisis Aid International, a nonprofit organization that’s primary mission is rescuing girls from human trafficking. Having traveled to East Africa to support the organization’s mission, I can honestly say that my involvement has been the most rewarding experience of my life.

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