Anselmo was Cablevision’s communications VP, so it made perfect sense for her to segue to her current role after the company was acquired by Altice. The job brings her joy but also has its challenges. “Doing communications work in our industry today is vastly different than it was three years ago given all the new entrants, competitors and the convergence we are seeing in telecom and entertainment,” she says.
In what areas should the industry step up its efforts with regard to diversity and inclusion?
For those of us who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, we need to do a better job at raising ideas and leveraging our diversity for the benefit of our companies. We bring something different to the table and we shouldn’t be ashamed of it – we should be proud of our differences and find ways to promote them. Don’t wait for someone to ask; raise your hand!
What’s your best advice to someone just entering the video content/distribution industry?
Be willing to challenge yourself and your colleagues, and question everything. The industry is changing at such a fast pace – don’t sit back and watch, lean in and get ahead of it!
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
Doing communications work in our industry today is vastly different than it was three years ago given all the new entrants, competitors and the convergence we are seeing in telecoms and entertainment. While it has created new challenges, it’s also made the job a lot of fun because we are shaping a new narrative for our industry.