Weinand has plenty to be proud of from the last year, but she has been particularly thrilled at how quickly Mediacom moved to implement protections for employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. She mobilized teams to get Mediacom’s workforce operating from home as quickly as possible and waived telehealth copays for employees. When asked which female celebrity she admires, Weinand’s mind immediately went to COVID. “A healthcare worker because she is probably a wife, a mother, a cook, a housekeeper, a caretaker of her parents and she is probably holding someone’s hand as I write this in the most dangerous place on earth today—a hospital!” she says. Weinand also achieved some notable programming milestones over the past year, striking deals to add networks such as REVOLT and Newsmax TV to Mediacom’s video offering.
What is one of your proudest moments during the pandemic? As a leader at Mediacom, knowing that because of the quick response, the comprehensive protocols we put in place with early testing of employees, we probably saved some peoples’ lives while learning much of the terrible dangers of COVID-19.
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? Listen more and ask lots of questions—the answer will come. Be brave and demand inclusion whether of women or minorities. Treat people with respect and regard!
How has your leadership style changed during the pandemic? Have become more insistent of inclusion!
Who is a female celebrity you admire and why? A healthcare worker because she is probably a wife, a mother, a cook, a housekeeper, a caretaker of her parents and she is probably holding someone’s hand as I write this in the most dangerous place on earth today—a hospital! Thank you, Doctor Unjeria V. Jackson, for helping me deliver a beautiful son 27 years ago!