Focused on obtaining regulatory approval for the Time Warner Cable merger, Zachem’s presenting the company’s case to the FCC and state regulatory commissions. An active mentor in the Federal Communications Bar Association, Zachem tells young women asking about work-life balance: “Stop thinking about it. There is no formula… if you’re happy at the end of most days then over the long term it balances itself out.”
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
Recognitions like Cablefax’s Top Women in Cable is a great example to follow. It is also important for cable’s women leaders to be included in industry panels, keynotes and the like right up there with “the guys”. But nothing is more important than equal representation of women in the senior ranks of all cable companies, both small and large. We have heard it said before but it can’t be said enough: the female presence in our targeted customer base is significant not only as a viewer but as a decision maker in all that we have to offer as a business. Women understand women.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
I always have the same answer to this question: Stop thinking about it. There is no formula. I have found that if you are happy at the end of most days then over the long term it balances itself out. It is when you end too many days and are not happy that you need to make an affirmative balance adjustment.
When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?
At my daughter’s tennis matches. Her goal was to play Division I college tennis and she did it. So my goal is to make it to as many of her matches as possible – she plays at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia which makes it easier for me to get to her matches from DC or Comcast corporate HQ in Philly.