As a woman who works at one of the largest providers of entertainment and communications, and in an industry where it’s predominantly men, it’s great to know we have employee resource groups to support and celebrate the diverse culture at Time Warner Cable.
With March being Women’s History Month, we recognize and applaud the contributions made by women in our society.
I’m a proud member of The Women’s Collective at Time Warner Cable. Founded in 2011, the group provides female employees with professional development, career and networking opportunities. Membership has grown from 194 to more than 1,000 across four chapters, including the one in the New York City area (and East Harlem).
Not only does The Women’s Collective provide mentoring and professional guidance, the group extends a helping hand to the community, including organizations like The Young Women’s Leadership Network and New York Urban League in Harlem.
One event we’re looking forward to this month, which comes just in time to celebrate the accomplishments of women across the globe, is the New York Urban League’s Empowerment Day for Young Women. As a supporter of the New York Urban League, Time Warner Cable is hosting a group of students at its Flatiron office to discuss critical roles women have in technology and diverse career opportunities. Students will get to meet one-on-one with female employees to learn about their careers and how to network.
Women hold a wide range of positions at Time Warner Cable, from communications and engineering to technical operations and sales. Several members of our company’s senior leadership team are women including Irene Esteves, Chief Financial Officer; Ellen East, Chief Communications Officer; and Gail MacKinnon, Chief Government Relations Officer.
Through The Women’s Collective community outreach team in New York City, led by Time Warner Cable’s Vice President of Customer Care Imani Breaker and Director of Community Partnerships Karen La Cava, we’ve shared our expertise, knowledge and experiences with many young women.
“At Time Warner Cable, many female employees express the desire to give back and help the younger generation,” said Breaker. “I’m glad we have opportunities to work with community groups to steer young women towards career goals or answer questions about topics like education and family.”
Recently, we worked with students from The Young Women’s Leadership Network who came to learn about Time Warner Cable. Seeing them reminded me of when I was younger: questioning what I wanted to do, where I wanted to be, and how to be successful. We provided an in-depth look at Time Warner Cable and told our personal stories of how we got to where we are today.
“Time Warner Cable has been a long-time supporter of the communities it serves. Engaging The Women’s Collective with our non-profit partners allows us to bring together women of all ages and backgrounds to learn from each other,” said La Cava.
The Women’s Collective at Time Warner Cable has participated in past events such as the Power Walk for Dress for Success to empower disadvantaged women to self-sufficiency and overall health and wellness.
We’re good at what we do at Time Warner Cable because we have amazing and talented people working here.
How will you celebrate Women’s History Month?
Photo credit: Students from The Young Women’s Leadership Network practiced tips they learned during a networking seminar with Time Warner Cable employees. Photo Credit: Time Warner Cable.
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