ACW is home to a vibrant community of channel professionals from across the country. We enjoy getting to know them at our in-person events and are happy to introduce you to them in this recurring Membership Matters Q&A. This month we’re getting to know ACW member Brittany Fuller Caito, Senior Manager of Field Engagement at Comcast Business.
Brittany Fuller Caito has 10 years of experience working in the channel at various companies from Time Warner Cable, Windstream and now Comcast Business as of April 2019. She works on growing revenue with strategic partners through top marketing initiatives. Brittany also returned from maternity leave a few months ago and has published a two-part blog series on maternity published on the ACW website:
- Expecting in the Channel: 10 Things to Consider Before You Go on Maternity Leave
- Coming back from Maternity Leave: 10 Things to Consider When You Return to Work
Why did you join ACW?
When I started my career, I was looking for a place with people that could relate to me. I was young when I started in channel marketing, so I wanted to find mentors that could help coach me along the way. Luckily for me, I have made these things through some great relationships with ACW members over the last several years
What do you hope to get from and to give to ACW membership?
I hope to return the favor and be a mentor to those who are just starting out in channel or want to go in a different career direction in channel. My goal is to remain an active member and continue to provide support while also taking advice and guidance from industry veterans. I want to see women who are early in their career join our group to see the value it can bring to their roles.
Are you a committee volunteer?
Yes, I volunteer with the Awards Committee. I love our group!
What do you get from your committee participation?
It allows me to feel more connected to ACW and be an active participant with the organization. I can stay informed about what’s coming up with ACW. Being a part of a committee also helps me form new relationships with women in the industry, and we help each other.
What difficulty have you overcome that impacted your career for the better?
Like many who are reading this, I’ve experienced a merger in every company I’ve worked for — that can be challenging. I’m grateful it has all worked out for the best; however, it’s the nature of our business and has taught me to adapt to change.
If you were to give yourself advice when you graduated from high school, what would it be?
I would tell myself don’t rush to grow up; it’s okay note to have your entire life plan laid out. There’s so much change at that age; it should be more about discovery and finding yourself and your voice. It’s a time to enjoy freedom and individuality.
What’s the best book – fiction or nonfiction – that you’ve read recently and why?
I know I should answer this with some business self-help book, but I really enjoyed “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. I like the storyline of a strong girl who is carving her own path.
What are your hobbies outside of work?
As a first-time mother, I would say juggling a million things at once is my new-found hobby! Outside of that, I really enjoy learning and practicing yoga. I’m also a huge dog/animal welfare advocate and help to spread positive awareness about misunderstood breeds. I also love to cook – Italian dishes are my favorite.
What is one personal and one professional goal you have in the next five years?
Personally, I want to volunteer more. It’s hard to find time outside of work and family, but I want to make it a priority to give back to the community. Professionally, I’m still climbing the career ladder, so I want to take on more challenging leadership roles, learn more about our technology and how it’s developing for the future. I want to continue writing and sharing blogs with the channel community.