NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, Washington, D.C.
In terms of barriers or hurdles I have overcome, I feel as if I’ve lived a charmed life (truly).
My greatest professional challenge has been working to overcome the role into which I’ve been typecast for many years. As a career-long communications executive and former journalist, I’ve worked hard to demonstrate my ability and willingness to take on challenges that transcend public and media relations and address substantial business and operations issues. Aside from regularly raising my hand within my jobs, to assignments that are cross-functional in nature, I’ve frequently turned to volunteer and public service opportunities outside of my employer, to stretch beyond the disciplinary function in which I grew up. That strategy has been hugely rewarding, and it has the added benefit of doing some good for the organizations I serve on a volunteer basis.