Melissa Maxfield

Company veteran Maxfield in April was escalated to her current post, where she draws from more than 15 years operating as a lobbyist for Comcast. She coordinates consistent company positions across business units, and maintains relationships with trade associations. She also serves as an adviser to senior Comcast NBCU leaders, and manages strategic interfacing with key federal elected officials. Maxfield is inspired by Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, noting, “She broke the glass ceiling and paved the way for women in law.”

Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Former Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. She broke the glass ceiling and paved the way for women in law. During a time when serving as a Supreme Court Justice was considered a man’s role in a man’s world, O’Connor led by example and set the precedent that women can achieve and excel to the highest degree in all fields, the same way men can.

What’s a recent example of a step forward for women in the media industry?
Having two women, Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, co-anchor the “Today” show on NBC.

What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?The expansion of Xfinity Mobile and the advancement of our WiFi technology, including Xfinity XFi, our personalized home WiFi experience.

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