A real-life house flipper, Witmer is a firm negotiator who believes in the win-win philosophy and always strives to arrive at mutually satisfying results for all concerned parties. She’s a driving force behind the company’s signature news and regional programming efforts. In addition, she supports and mentors women executives at TWC through its Step Forward program. Her love for TV extends out of the office. “After spending a year in bed recuperating from injuries, I went from being an avid TV viewer to one of those statistical freaks that we all love who racks up hours and hours and hours,” she says.

 

Where are the biggest growth areas for women in cable?

Board positions and C-Suite.

 

What’s the most important aspect of mentoring?

Recognizing that it is a two-way relationship. I have always learned so much from people I mentor. It creates a great opportunity to share experiences and knowledge with people at different stages of their careers.

 

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

Not being a perfectionist and staying “in the moment.” Put the device away – it will still be there when you come back.

 

Your favorite trick for unwinding?

Binge viewing–after spending a year in bed recuperating from injuries, I went from being an avid TV viewer to one of those statistical freaks that we all love who racks up hours and hours and hours.

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