Schroeder wears two distinct hats at Altice USA. One of her roles involves everything from developing the company’s regulatory and legislative strategies to directing its many philanthropic and community initiatives. Her other role is equally important: leading the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. “I think that one of the most important lessons everyone can take away from the Me Too movement is how important it is to talk with children, from an early age, about respecting others and feeling empowered to ensure others respect them,” she says.
What are your thoughts on the industry’s current response to the MeToo movement, and its treatment of men who have been accused of sexual harassing and/or assaulting women and men? Are there other steps you feel should be taken?
I think that one of the most important lessons that everyone can take away from the Me Too movement is how important it is to talk with children, from an early age, about respecting others and feeling empowered to ensure others respect them.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. She’s a pioneer for women in the judiciary and fearless in her commitment to justice. Further, her marriage was a model for the way partners can support each other in their respective career aspirations.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
Given my experience in government affairs, the evolution of the position of technology companies in the regulatory dialogue stands out as a significant change over the past three years. As technology companies throughout the industry are reinventing the way we connect, it is worth being mindful of the importance of managing your own evolution.