Jin Davis supports up-and-coming mentees through Comcast’s diversity efforts, particularly as they relate to the company’s Asian-American community. With a full plate implementing product policies, operationalizing regulatory and legal requirements, reducing costs to the cable business and managing business compliance across divisions, she says there’s simply no such thing as the work/home balance. “Now we can all move on with our lives and stop feeling bad about not achieving the impossible.”
Where are the biggest growth areas for women in cable?
There are many growth areas for women because we are so underrepresented in leadership positions across the industry. It’s one big, wide ocean of opportunity for women.
What’s the most important aspect of mentoring?
The best part about mentoring is that it’s a two-way street. The mentor learns as much, if not more, from the mentee than she does from the mentor. It helps us mentors to know what our teams need in the areas of development, support, and guidance. I think it’s invaluable and I try to do it a lot.
What/who inspires you at work? What/who inspires you outside the office?
I am inspired by my team who are excellent at what they do, dedicated to the company, and positive thinkers. I’m inspired by the front-line Comcast employees, because they have the hardest jobs in the industry. At home, I am inspired by my parents who have gone through so much to make a better life for me and my siblings and by my 14 year old daughter who is infinitely more talented, kind, thoughtful, and intelligent than anyone I know. I want to be her when I grow up.
Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?
There is no such thing as balance. Now we can all move on with our lives and stop feeling bad about not achieving the impossible.
Your favorite trick for unwinding?
Cooking, eating, running, laughing, and hanging out with friends and family.