Zachem oversees Comcast’s advocacy before federal agencies, and is a champion of advancing the deregulatory agenda not only of the company but also the industry as a whole. Like many working in DC, the upcoming midterm elections are top of mind as she focuses on Comcast’s government affairs agenda and works to educate new policymakers on Comcast programs, initiatives and business developments. She’s also planning to step up her work with state lawmakers. “Men and women are able to work together professionally and intelligently,” she says. “And women make huge, valuable contributions to the workplace. It’s our job to make sure those contributions and opportunities never cease.”
Do you see any potential backlash to the Me Too/Time’s Up movements?
It was well beyond the time for women to speak up. It needed to happen. That being said, we all need to make a conscious effort to ensure women are not left out of business meetings, business travel and other professional opportunities. Men and women are able to work together professionally and intelligently. And women make huge, valuable contributions to the workplace. It’s our job to make sure those contributions and opportunities never cease.
If there were a reality show based on your office, what would it be called?
“The Waltons” live. We are one big, fun, rowdy family. We work together very well, but we all poke and prod like siblings do when needed. There are many different personalities and talents on our team and in our office, but it all works.