Eusebio-Lithgow’s own brand of inspirational innovation is behind her team’s continued success in developing and updating products and services including Smart WiFi, SecureNet and Business Hosted Voice. When the company’s women’s employee affinity group hosted a Women’s Leadership Forum—broadcasted on the News 12 networks—Eusebio-Lithgow was a panelist. “I was honored to be part of the panel alongside amazing women including local elected officials,” she says. “As a member of the Latino community and as a woman, being able to connect directly with students and rising leaders in our communities is especially rewarding.”
What does your company/organization do to ensure all employees feel included?
As a part of Altice USA’s D&I program, we’ve conceptualized and built various affinity groups where employees can feel included and celebrated no matter who they are or where they come from. We have also expanded our communications methods, using platforms like Yammer (an internal social network) to bring employees across our different regions together and executive town halls to increase transparency into our organization and access to our leadership. The company also has an emerging talent program in place that helps identify a diverse talent pipeline. All these factors and more help create an open environment that values different ideas and cross-collaboration through multi-functional diverse teams.
Can you share a successful diversity program at your company or one you’ve observed at another company or organization?
Through Altice USA’s women’s employee affinity group, we hosted our first “Women’s Leadership Forum,” which we broadcasted through our News 12 networks. I was honored to be part of the panel alongside amazing women including local elected officials. Students from different backgrounds came to discuss career development and what it means to be a strong female leader. As a member of the Latino community and as a woman, being able to connect directly with students and rising leaders in our communities is especially rewarding.
What questions is the industry not yet asking in its efforts to be more diverse and inclusive that it should be?
Specifically, regarding the Latino community, I believe the industry needs to ask how Latinos and LatinX content could be better represented and incorporated. We need more visibility into the positive ways the Latino community is impacting business, entrepreneurship, and culture.