Alcamo honed her skills at American Express before joining Charter in 2016. At the MSO, she has championed the development of a Leadership Framework, which looks at what would make someone successful in the industry in three, five and ten years into the future. She thinks the current national dialogue regarding the Me Too movement is important. “I’m optimistic that the seriousness with which our industry has responded will lead to more inclusive workplace cultures, continuing to level the playing field for all employees,” she says.
What are your thoughts on the industry’s current response to the Me Too movement, and its treatment of men who have been accused of sexual harassing and/or assaulting women and men? Are there other steps you feel should be taken?
Our current national dialogue is important, and hopefully, transformative. I’m optimistic that the seriousness with which our industry has responded will lead to more inclusive workplace cultures, continuing to level the playing field for all employees. It’s critical that reports of harassment or assault are expeditiously and thoroughly investigated and appropriately acted upon. I am very encouraged by the support that fellow leaders in our industry have shown for raising the visibility of this important issue and promoting a positive workplace environment.
Who is an inspirational woman you admire, and why?
I have to pick two! First, I’ve always admired Gilda Radner. She was a pioneer comedienne in an historically male-dominated field and in the face of tremendous physical adversity, she responded with strength, tenacity, and even humor, inspiring so many by sharing her story. And, secondly, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who is a towering intellect and a patient, clear, and concise jurist. She teaches us that you don’t have to raise your voice to be persuasive; you just need to do your homework and come prepared.
What’s been the most dramatic change in your sector of the business today vs. three years ago?
The pace of change continues to accelerate across our industry; this is particularly the case within the multiple system operator (MSO) sector of the business. In the past three years, we have seen dramatic changes in the ways that both consumers and business clients interact with our products and solutions. The MSOs have entered new markets like mobile, and the ways that we offer value will continue to evolve as we rapidly develop and deploy new technologies.