Charter’s state-of-the-art technology demo room in the company’s DC office, which opened in February, was a concept Bohigian developed along with Charter’s technology team. She was instrumental in bringing the innovative exhibit—a companywide effort—to fruition. That was in addition to her main focus on Charter’s legislative and regulatory strategies and public policy positions. She says balance is an important part of meaningful career advancement. “Professional development, mentorships and sponsorships are key, but it is also important that women feel supported in other ways, too, so that they can bring their full selves to work.”
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
I am proud that women make up the vast majority of the leadership in my group; 75% of all Senior Vice Presidents and 50% of Vice Presidents are women. They are the best at what they do, but those numbers are also a product of Charter’s commitment to hiring, investing in, and promoting women. As for specifics, our Business Resource Group for women helps with mentoring and identifying professional development opportunities and we actively encourage employees to take advantage of all that organizations like Women in Cable Telecommunications (where I’m on the Board) have to offer.
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
We should provide opportunities for meaningful career advancement, which needs to include meaningful balance. Professional development, mentorships, and sponsorships are key, but it is also important that women feel supported in other ways, too, so that they can bring their full selves to work.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
You are not going to believe how lucky you get! Seek out mentors and soak up everything they offer, develop champions at every level of your organization and always put in the hard work.