Beth Comstock is vice chair of General Electric (GE), which means she’s literally reinventing the lightbulb. And yes, “lightbulb moments” are practically second nature to her.
As a business exec who cut her teeth as GE’s chief marketing officer and before that, as NBCUniversal’s President of Integrated Media, Beth Comstock knows a thing or two about innovation and inspiration, both.
And her rapid-fire responses to this five-minute “Girlboss Worksheet” are just as snappy and brimming with energy as you’d expect from the woman not only co-founded Hulu, but has been named one of the “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes and listed in Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women.”
If you missed her speaking at the Girlboss Rally in NYC this November, you can get to know her a little better right here, right now.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
I get up super early—by 5 a.m. I love the mornings as my time to think and write.
What does “success” mean to you?
Success means being able to do what you are good at, with people you love.
What does “girl boss” mean to you?
Girlboss is a spirit that says, “I am confident, accessible and filled with potential.” It’s ageless.
If you could raise your voice and have everyone in the world hear you, what’s the one thing you would say right now?
You have the power to make change happen. Who are you waiting for?
What’s the best piece of advice you never got (but wish you had)?
Stop singing so much.
What’s the worst advice that you wish people would stop giving?
“Do it my way.”
What beliefs do you hold the most dear?
Living an inspired and creative life.
What are you working towards?
Better. I face every day in search of better.
How can we all change the world?
Believe in “better” and make it happen.