Arbogast’s reputation, industry insight and business knowledge are proving valuable when it comes to informing academics and thought leaders about the company’s position on the Time Warner Cable merger. Yet she says broadband’s growth is the biggest story this year. “Cable has pushed ahead in leading broadband deployment, which is the foundation for American leadership in the Internet economy.”
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
Cable is actually a welcoming industry for women, particularly compared to many others. At Comcast NBCUniversal, women make up 40% of management. Our leadership is very focused on developing, supporting and advancing Comcast women. We all just need to be vigilant and thoughtful in continuing to support professional development across all phases of women’s careers, as it’s a long – sometimes bumpy, and often scenic – road.
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
One of the biggest stories is broadband, its growth and the role broadband plays in people’s lives and how it drives industry growth. Cable has pushed ahead in leading broadband deployment, which is the foundation for American leadership in the Internet economy. Video was also a huge story. Video is better than ever; this really is the Golden Age of television.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
Hone your skills at prioritizing. An awful lot needs to get done, but not everything needs to get done, and the key is letting go of the nonessential.