Manley is the primary legal counsel to Charter’s human resources department, and her job entails ensuring the company’s compliance with employment and labor laws. Before joining Charter she was labor and employment counsel for a Fortune 500 manufacturing company as well as an associate in the labor and employment law department of Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin LLP. Manley believes the industry can do far better on diversity, rating it slightly above average in its commitment and progress. “As the industry solidifies its role as an indispensable service, it is my hope that embracing diversity becomes the norm and not the exception. To do so just might result in the evolution of a truly great industry.” The technology that will most benefit cable? That would be wireless broadband, she says.