SVP, Global Public Policy, Comcast
Arbogast is an indispensable leader in Comcast’s Washington, D.C., office. She’s responsible for the development and coordination of the company’s public policy efforts, including competition and innovation policy, privacy, international policy and economic development. She has invaluable business and industry insight on some of the most important strategic business, legal and regulatory matters impacting Comcast and the media and technology industry. Arbogast gives a gold medal to the variety of powerful women on TV today, noting “Madam Secretary” and the CW’s “Supergirl” and, she adds, “let’s not forget all the women athletes in the Olympics!”
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Don’t give up on math and keep practicing the piano. B) Reconsider those lavender-colored elephant bell bottoms. C) Enjoy the ride.
Which current programming best reflects the kind of women’s roles you like to see and why?
It’s the range of roles that is so great – a woman Secretary of State and President. A zombie and a Supergirl. Comedians and newscasters. And let’s not forget all the women athletes in the Olympics!
What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?
The way the industry continues to connect people, through stories and news and connecting people through the power of the Internet.