When Washington became responsible for SNI’s recruiting efforts this year, she began cultivating a talent pipeline with universities, veterans groups and industry organizations. “Diversity is total inclusiveness—thinking, perspective, creativity. It’s best summarized by Maya Angelou: ‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.’ The cable industry must continue to push forward and embrace all aspects of diversity,” she says.

What’s the definition of diversity in 2014, and how can the cable industry do better in the area of inclusiveness?

Diversity is total inclusiveness –thinking, perspective, creativity.  It’s best summarized by Maya Angelou – ‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.’ The cable industry must continue to push forward and embrace all aspects of diversity.

Who has been your strongest mentor, and why?

My strongest mentor was a former client and now friend, Bill Keating.  Bill completely trusted me as his financial advisor and clearly showed me how to handle adversities with dignity and grace.

What qualities do you look for when making a new hire?

One of the strongest qualities outside of the core responsibilities is integrity.

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