Ryvicker finds herself on the opposite side of Comcast earnings calls these days, having left her role as senior equity analyst at Wolfe Research to join the company in January. The Wharton School graduate is in charge of communicating Comcast strategy and business initiatives to the investor and shareholder community. She believes women have put their best feet forward during COVID-19. “If anything, the pandemic should shed light on just how incredibly strong, how incredibly courageous, and how incredibly valuable women are—both in the home and in the office,” Ryvicker says. “In my heart of hearts, I truly believe we will continue to move forward—given the support, mentorship, and encouragement of all of those around us.”
What is one of your proudest moments during the pandemic? I’ve been able to successfully BALANCE—between the Teams meetings, conference calls, remote learning, dog walking, cooking, homework checking, etc…and I have cherished every second of it!
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? First and foremost, we cannot let this research define who we are. If anything, the pandemic should shed light on just how incredibly strong, how incredibly courageous, and how incredibly valuable women are – both in the home and in the office. In my heart of hearts, I truly believe we will continue to move forward – given the support, mentorship, and encouragement of all of those around us.
If you were a teenager attending virtual classes right now, what advice would you give yourself?
- Stop checking your phone.
- Go to “school” dressed, teeth brushed, face washed and hair combed.
- FOCUS – this still COUNTS
- Lean into the subject matters that excite you
- Touch base with your teachers to ask for feedback on what you do well and what you can improve
- Get some physical activity!
- Do NOT ask your parents for a snack when they are on work zooms
- And maybe walk the dog on occasion….
Who is a female celebrity you admire and why? Ruth Bader Ginsburg: For not just standing up for what she believed but for HOW she stood up for what she believed – in a controlled, respectful, and confident way driven by both facts and common sense.