Anderson has helped bring revenue growth to Time Warner Cable Business Services as she helped solidify its reputation, focusing on small, medium and enterprise customers as well as vertical markets, such as government and education. She’s leading TWC toward its goal of generating $5 billion in revenue in business services by 2018. She defines success as “continuously learning and striving for improvement, and being the person that people WANT to work with.”
How can cable do better job at supporting the industry’s women?
I have never been in an industry with so many women helping other women. The industry should be extremely proud of the educational, career and mentoring support they have in place for women. We just need to continue to do what we do and help each other with career opportunities and advancement.
How do you define a successful career?
By continuously learning and striving for improvement, and being the person that people WANT to work with.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
I think most people would agree that you never really achieve ‘balance’, just degrees of focus in one area of your life more or less than another. That being said, I do have a couple of rules I try to abide by as much as possible, and they include: no email sent on Sundays (you can write them, just don’t send until Monday a.m., giving your team and you a real break); connecting with women friends frequently via phone, text, in person to get an attitude check; making sure to Facetime or have a real phone conversation with your kids when traveling (I sing my son’s favorites at bedtime!); and finally, have regular/frequent family dinners and be silly in the evenings – laughter really is the best medicine after all!