Men Mentoring Women in the Age of #MeToo

Research has identified that companies with women at the top have a higher return on capital investment and increased sales. Yet, mentoring women has never been widespread, and panic surrounding recent headlines means men may grow more self-conscious about how to navigate these relationships. Diversity and inclusion expert Jennifer Brown explains why now, more than ever, we need male leaders to truly commit to supporting and mentoring women and other underrepresented talent.

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 Using Artificial Intelligence in Human Resources

A recent survey of 1,320 US HR leaders identified a large gap between the way people are using artificial intelligence (AI) at home and at work. Jeanne Meister, founding partner of Future Workplace, believes AI has the power to augment human capabilities and deliver a more compelling customer and employee experience. In this article, Jeanne shares more research findings and five ways CHROs and their teams can begin to leverage AI.

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 Aspiring Leader Infuses Fun into Cox Employee Recognition Program

Terese Farmen, Recognition Program Manager at Cox Communications, was named CTHRA’s 2018 Aspiring Leader for her efforts to co-lead a cross-functional team that included representatives from public affairs, HR, marketing, product, training and technology. The team set out to impact a business objective and enhance the customer experience by encouraging employees to learn more about the company's products through engagement, recognition and skills building.

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Comcast NBCUniversal Honored for Disaster Relief Efforts

When disaster struck several states in 2017, Comcast NBCUniversal’s HR team provided tremendous relief support by establishing a special emergency relief benefit plan, launching a dedicated disaster relief hub and organizing a companywide voluntary support program, Operation Teammate. CTHRA named the group 2018 Team Innovator of the Year.

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Paul Marchand Joins CHRO Panel

A person wearing a suit and tie  Description generated with very high confidencePaul Marchand, EVP of HR for Charter Communications, will join Adria Alpert Romm of Discovery Inc., Karen Bennett of Cox Communications and Kim Tingler of A+E Networks on stage during the closing session of CTHRA’s HR Symposium on October 2 in Philadelphia. In the session titled “HR at the Epicenter of Change,”  the four panelists will discuss best practices for communicating change and helping employees build resilience. A limited number of registrations are available for the event. To register, please visit



Earn Continuing Ed Credits at CTHRA’s HR Symposium

A close up of a logo  Description generated with very high confidence SHRM and the HR Certification Institute have approved CTHRA’s HR Symposium for 5.25 continuing education (CE) credits. Details about CE credits will be available on the Symposium app, and attendees will soon receive information on how to download the app. To register to attend the Symposium, please visit



Member Applause

Two members of the HR community are among the Women in Cable Telecommunications’ (WICT) Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI) Class of 2018/2019: Sara Dionne, Vice President of HR Strategy & Operations for the Northeast Division of Comcast, and Suzanne Rosenthal, Vice President of Talent Acquisition for Viacom. BMLI is recognized by the industry as the premier leadership development program for executive women in the cable media industry. Since its launch in 1994, over 950 women have graduated from the program. We congratulate Sara and Suzanne!

WICT named Italia Commisso Weinand, EVP of Programming and Human Resources for Mediacom Communications, as its 2018 Woman of the Year. Woman of the Year is WICT’s highest individual accolade bestowed on individuals who embody WICT’s mission to develop women leaders who transform the industry. Italia has more than 40 years of experience in the industry. She presently serves on the board of The Cable Center, the Emma Bowen Foundation and the CTAM Educational Foundation



We were thrilled to see several human resources professionals among the Cablefax 2018 Most Powerful Women including: Tricia Alcamo of Charter Communications, Karen Bennett of Cox Communications, Italia Commisso Weinand of Mediacom Communications, Adria Alpert Romm of Discovery Inc., Angela Santone of Turner Inc., Martha Soehren of Comcast Cable, and Pamela Wolfe of Starz. To see the full list and read about the honorees, visit


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