Q&A with the Vice President

We’re always excited to highlight our chapter’s successful female leaders, so we sat down with newly appointed WICT NorCal VP, Jaymee Micheletti, who also currently serves as Director, Business Operations for Comcast’s Mountain West region.

This is your chance to learn about Jaymee’s professional journey, personal outlooks, fun facts and more. 

As a successful professional leader, what advice would you give to women just starting out in this industry?
Don’t be afraid to have a voice. One thing that people think in a new industry or role is that you’re new and you can’t speak up. Having a fresh perspective is key in this industry so speak up and speak loudly!

How do you maintain work-life balance?
I’m going to keep it real here. Honestly, I’m terrible at this and still learning. I have learned that when I’m not working, I need to be present. It’s easy to overwork yourself when working at home because everything is so accessible.  I choose to wake up early and get online while my family is still asleep so I’m not missing personal time. When I’m off work, my laptop and work phone stays in my office so I can enjoy my loved ones, and ensure that I am there for them.

What was the best advice you ever received- professionally or personally?
I received the best advice from my current boss who said, “you own your own career”. Don’t expect someone to get you your next job. It’s up to you to zone in and be intentional with your career steps. That really stuck with me and has helped mold my work ethic and drive.

What was your first job?
My first job was a math tutor. I started a company called Tutor Doctor where I tutored children in advanced mathematics until I became a volunteer for the same company, all throughout college. It was an amazing first job because it gave me so much pride to help kids in need.

What do you think is your greatest career highlight to date?
I don’t think I’ve quite had it yet. Every time I hit a career goal, I strive for my next bigger goal. I’m just trying to take the necessary steps now to get to my ultimate goal – executive level – and that will be my greatest highlight.

Watch any good TV shows lately?
I’m a sucker for Married at First Sight. Actually, any show about people trying to fall in love really captures my attention. It’s cool when two people fall in love and stay together, when it was all calculated before they even met!

What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?
Hands down – Rocky. It reminds me of my dad, who is my role model. He has actually borrowed a lot of Rocky’s life lessons to help raise me, and he even looks a little like Sylvester Stallone. I always love a good story about an underdog who comes out on top!

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
There is a place called Two Amigos in Pleasanton, CA and they have the BEST nachos you will ever have. It’s a small brother-sister, family-owned taqueria and I used to eat there at least twice a week. It’s always a must-stop when I visit California.

What outdoor activity haven’t you tried but would like to?
Snowshoeing. Since I moved to Colorado, I’ve been researching different outdoor activities, and snowshoeing looks so fun. I’m usually extremely cautious of activities where I might get hurt, and know I might fall trying, but I am dying to try it soon!

What’s your favorite emoji to use and why?
The one with the woman with both hands up. I think this one describes my dry sense of humor perfectly.  It leaves room for interpretation and let’s my friends/family/coworkers know they need to do a little work to figure out my joke!