Cordova is helping lead Charter’s initiative to offer gigabit speeds across its footprint. She’s led the DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, a project that encompassed more than 3,400 CMTS modifications, video changes and spectrum alignments. Never one to stand still, Cordova plans to enroll in a Master’s degree program in engineering management. Her role at Charter meant relocating to Denver from Austin and rebuilding about 75% of her team due to employees not making the move. “I took pride in choosing the right people, assembling a strong team, and bringing a variety of talent to the table,” she says. “One of the most dramatic changes stemming from the merger was integrating dynamic leaders with little to no cable experience and watching them grow.”
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
Hillary Rodham Clinton. Her inspiration has nothing to do with her choice of political affiliation. As a woman she has broken many barriers and made her mark on history. As a strong and ambitious career-oriented woman, she earned her Juris Doctorate law degree from Yale, graduating with honors in 1973. She served as the first lady from 1993-2001 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001. In 2008 she was a presidential candidate continuing onto become Secretary of State in 2009 and Democratic presidential nominee in 2016. She has won more primaries and gathered more delegates than any other woman in U.S. history. Among many “firsts,” she was the first female chair of the Legal Services Corporation, first female partner at Rose Law Firm, first American First lady to ever win a public office seat, and the first woman in U.S. history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She has accomplished many “firsts” in her life and is an inspirational advocate for young girls and women like myself. I admire her for teaching me to release any fears of dreaming big because everything is possible!
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
The merger of Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks in 2016 brought about many changes for many of us. Operationally, my biggest change was having to rebuild 75% of my team in a new corporate location. I took pride in choosing the right people, assembling a strong team, and bringing a variety of talent to the table. One of the most dramatic changes stemming from the merger was integrating dynamic leaders with little to no cable experience and watching them grow. Day by day, they have gained the knowledge required to make our sector successful. The merger has been positive and rewarding. It has been a pure joy and privilege building and leading my team, but even more joyous watching them bloom.