2012-03-21 / Features

Empowerment For Young Women


Christina Exantus of Queensbridge and Eleanor Rose of Elmhurst visited the Time Warner Cable office in Manhattan for the New York Urban League’s Third Annual Girls’ Empowerment Day. Both attend the Academy of Finance & Enterprise in Long Island City. Seen here are (L. to r.); Breaker, Exantus, Rose with Ciliberti. 
Photo Time Warner Cable Christina Exantus of Queensbridge and Eleanor Rose of Elmhurst visited the Time Warner Cable office in Manhattan for the New York Urban League’s Third Annual Girls’ Empowerment Day. Both attend the Academy of Finance & Enterprise in Long Island City. Seen here are (L. to r.); Breaker, Exantus, Rose with Ciliberti. Photo Time Warner Cable On March 9, Time Warner Cable welcomed a group of enthusiastic young women to the company’s Flatiron office from Health Opportunities H.S., UFT Charter School and Academy of Finance and Enterprise for the New York Urban League’s Third Annual Girls’ Empowerment Day. Female students visited various corporations to learn about how science and technology have affected the business.

The students were given a tour of the Time Warner Cable offices and met with female employees from the communications, marketing, human resources, customer care, information technology, technical operations and government relations departments. The young women were also treated to presentations by Senior Director of Engineering Mike Gorman and Vice President of Human Resources Connie Ciliberti. Gorman showcased how the Time Warner Cable operations worked and Ciliberti provided top tips for successful networking.

The day ended with a special speed mentoring session where students met with Vice President of Multicultural Marketing Alessandra Otero-Reiss, Vice President of Customer Care Imani Breaker, Ciliberti, Manager of Business Operations Melissa Bannister and Technician Melissa Carrasquillo. The speed mentoring activity allowed students an opportunity to see multiple areas of the organization, how it functions, job responsibilities and career advancement.

“It’s a great opportunity to work with the New York Urban League and show these young women that they can be our future engineers, marketing and information technology professionals,” said Regional Vice President of Operations in New York City for Time Warner Cable John Quigley. “Science and technology plays a large role at Time Warner Cable and is the focus of our Connect A Million Minds program to raise awareness about these important subjects. We hope the young women found the day at Time Warner Cable to be an inspirational learning experience.

Time Warner Cable is also sponsoring the New York Urban League’s Second Annual Young Men’s Empowerment Day where male students will get to visit the company’s offices on March 23.

Connect a Million Minds is an initiative created by Time Warner Cable in 2009, designed to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math. For more information about Connect a Million Minds, visit www.connectamillionminds.com.

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