Maxfield is responsible for all Comcast’s legislative issues for Congress and the Administration, along with all political activities for the company in D.C. A passionate advocate for the advancement of women, she was named to the Board of Susan G. Komen. “My number one inspiration is my mother,” Maxfield says.
What/who inspires you at work? What/who inspires you outside the office?
My number one inspiration is my mother who was a professional woman in the late 50s and early 60s. She had a career first and had my sisters and me later in life which was unheard of during that time. She raised us to be strong and independent woman while never pushing us in any particular direction and let us have wings to find our path in life. Because of this, my sisters and I are all successful in our respective fields and we apply what she instilled in us in both our professional and personal lives. I could not ask for a better role model.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Best trick to have the personal-professional balance for me is to exercise. I enjoy running and have run marathons as I enjoy the discipline of training. I also tried surfing for the first time this year and the feeling of getting up on a wave was exhilarating and I felt an immense sense of accomplishment and loved it (another excuse to be outdoors)! I also take time for personal travel, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Your favorite trick for unwinding?
I watch mindless television, sports, working out and reading People magazine!