Comcast veteran Lynch last May stepped into her role leading the company’s Washington region, and she’s been effecting all kinds of positive change in the area since. “I admire many women from both the past and present,” Lynch shares. “Women who have helped blaze the trail like Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson and Margaret Thatcher, and women today who are shaping the future like Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code and Gwynee Shotwell of SpaceX.”
What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
I always get excited to see more women taking on larger leadership roles within our industry. It’s inspiring to see talented women like Dana Strong, our new president of Comcast Consumer Services, lead in the consumer marketing space and join other inspiring women, including Ruth Dawson and Noopur Davis who leads in the Comcast technology side of our company.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
I admire many women from both the past and present. Women who have helped blaze the trail like Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson and Margaret Thatcher, and women today who are shaping the future like Kimberly Bryant from Black Girls Code and Gwynee Shotwell of SpaceX.
What has been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
I have been fortunate to have a rich career over the past 20 years working a variety of roles in media and technology industry and one of the most dramatic changes I have seen is probably the evolution and widespread adoption of the various services available to consumers and businesses today.
In addition to the traditional cable and internet offerings, Comcast NBCUniversal is now seeing a proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) technology movement, which has allowed us to create advanced smart-home offerings.
We’re a leader in voice activated remote controls and technology driven by artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology (X1 voice remote). We are also seeing a convergence of OTT offerings with traditional cable services, for example Netflix and Amazon Prime Video being integrated into and accessible with our traditional cable offerings. Consumers value both and these types of integrations are critical to giving them the experience they desire.