Lithgow oversees the Altice Business marketing campaign that introduced a unified brand identity across the company. This year she served on a panel at the company’s Women’s Leadership Program, which was broadcasted through Altice’s News 12 networks. “Be fearless, challenge the status quo, challenge yourself and never forget that talent—and not gender—defines your potential and success” is her best advice for young women.
What specifically does your company do to support and elevate the women who work there?
Several actions and programs have been deployed through the Altice USA’s women’s employee affinity group HER Impact Network, including webcasts and luncheons that feature amazing women that are part of the leadership team who serve as inspiration, while creating a platform for sharing ideas. More specifically, this year we hosted a 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. Women from across the organization and students from different backgrounds came to the event to discuss career development and what it means to be a strong female leader. Having the ability to connect directly with our rising leaders was an especially rewarding part of the forum.
How can the industry do a better job of recruiting women and ensuring they have a path to senior positions?
Altice USA has an emerging talent program in place that helps identify a diverse talent pipeline, which includes identifying amazing women with incredible talent. Practices like this can be applicable to the industry to help motivate the injection of women to key roles and to provide opportunities.
What advice would you give your 13-year-old self?
Be fearless, challenge the status quo, challenge yourself and never forget that talent—and not gender—defines your potential and success.