Sharon Peters

Peters has rapidly risen through Charter’s ranks, earning two promotions during the last 16 months. She now oversees the operator’s full marketing function, including digital marketing and creative services. Peters has managed each transition with ease, and in 2020 her teams helped to add 2.2 million new residential and business broadband subscribers to Charter’s count. When she thinks of examples of male allyship, Peters can think of no one better than Charter CMO Jon Hargis. “I am indebted to many co-workers and leaders—male and female—for sharing their professional guidance with me, for leading by example and for always encouraging me to speak up and to bring my skills and knowledge to the table,” she says.

Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
I think this applies equally to all genders, but the biggest advice I would give is to brush up on your skills and make sure you’re up to date on the latest trends and technology in your chosen field. Also make sure you do research on the company prior to your interview or first day back. I work in marketing, and while the overall strategic objective of growing customers might not change substantially from day to day, the tactics and technology for how best to achieve those goals are constantly evolving.

Do you have an example of male allyship that made a difference to you?
I have experienced male allyship from many of my bosses and colleagues throughout my career. Jon Hargis, Charter’s chief marketing officer, has been one of my biggest advocates and mentors for the past two decades. In addition, I am indebted to many co-workers and leaders—male and female—for sharing their professional guidance with me, for leading by example and for always encouraging me to speak up and to bring my skills and knowledge to the table.

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