Not only did Bohigian have a pandemic to contend with, the exec had spectrum on the brain as Charter successfully bid in the FCC’s CBRS auction. Almost as soon as it was over, she had to shift gears for the MSO’s participation in Phase 1 of the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. Not all of her work is in the regulatory weeds. Bohigian was instrumental in the opening of a new state-of-the-art technology demo room in Charter’s DC office. She also has assumed a new role on the executive board of WICT, where she will serve as the strategic planning committee chair. When it comes to eliminating gender inequality at work, she says it’s important to “embrace and respect the need for flexible work schedules, evaluating employees instead on issues like productivity, achievement and teamwork.”
What is one of your proudest moments during the pandemic? The first four months were beyond hectic for Government Affairs, but we were very productive remotely and kept our great team rapport, thanks in part to video appearances of kids and pets!
Some research has suggested COVID-19 may set women in the workplace back half a decade. How can we ensure the progress made isn’t erased? Ensuring progress isn’t erased will require a comprehensive response, but at a minimum, we can all ask our female employees what support would help them, and then figure out how to provide it to them.
What is the biggest factor needed to eliminate gender inequality in the workplace? I don’t know what the biggest factor is, but an important one is to embrace and respect the need for flexible work schedules, evaluating employees instead on issues like productivity, achievement and teamwork.