CABLE LEADERS: MEET NIKIA FARRIA GREEN OF COMCAST, PRESIDENT OF WICT GREATER TEXAS
Nikia Farria Green, director, business assurance for the Comcast Houston Region, could not be a more ideal choice to lead WICT Greater Texas, the state’s chapter of an industry group to create and empower women leaders. Her own resume is full of both professional and personal leadership experience.
A 22-year veteran of cable, including 15 years with Comcast, the company recognized her talents, work and accomplishments in numerous areas of the company by honoring her as a 2014 Comcast/NBC Know Your Value recipient and again as a winner of Comcast’s 2018 Circle of Success team award. Green also serves as co-lead of Comcast’s National Finance Diversity and Inclusion Team.
In addition to WICT, Green also is very active in the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), where she was a founding member of the Houston chapter and served as president for three years.
Hear more from Green about why she thinks membership in WICT Greater Texas is beneficial and what advice she has for women starting out in the cable industry or considering it as a career.
At what point in your cable career did you join WICT, and what drew you to become a member?
I became a member of WICT 15 years ago in the Western New England Region. I joined WICT because I believed passionately in its mission to cultivate a pipeline of talented women leaders.
What do you feel you’ve gained – personally and professionally – from being both a member of WICT, and president of the Greater Texas chapter?
I have gained so much perspective and invaluable relationships and industry insight since joining WICT. The members of WICT have become like family, with many carrying over into my personal life. Through WICT I have found my voice and built my confidence in areas where I would have never imagined.
What are your goals as WICT of Greater Texas president?
My goal as the president of WICT Greater Texas is to first care for our members by providing enriching programming and opportunity that will help women in the pursuit of career advancement. Secondarily, my goal is to create greater awareness around WICT and the great work that we are doing to help women develop their fullest potential.
What advice do you have for young women starting out in the cable industry, or considering the cable industry as a career?
The best advice that I have for young women starting in the cable industry is to ensure your voice is heard, don’t shy away from getting your voice in the room because you matter! I would also encourage these young women to build their village, get involved in industry groups such as WICT and leverage the collective knowledge of some of the industry’s best through networking and participation in educational events.