Photo courtesy of Peggy Sarason

November 4, 2019

Peggy Sarason ’85, regional vice president of Comcast in Schaumburg, was one of the 21 suburban business leaders honored during the 22nd annual Influential Women in Business Awards ceremony on November 1. Peggy spoke of three attributes that helped steer her path: be kind, be true and be brave. 

Donna M. Carroll, president of Dominican University, was the keynote speaker for the event. She spoke of the qualities of leadership and how it's done "without ego," but with a combination of skills, disposition, empathy, and humor that builds the people and organization you oversee.

"It's about the good you do with the people you touch," Carroll said.

"Leadership is a lifestyle, not a job," she added. "If you don't enjoy the work, it's not worth the position." 

Peggy Sarason ’85
Greater Chicago Region vice president of finance, Comcast, Schaumburg

Nominated by John Crowley, Comcast

Peggy is vice president of finance for Comcast's Greater Chicago Region, which is one of the company's largest regions and serves nearly 2.9 million customers. In her role, Peggy leads a team of 190 employees, who are responsible for overseeing and managing the region's financial and business operations. Her tenure at Comcast spans 18 years where she has been recognized as a top leader, creating strong employee engagement and delivering results. 

A mark of a great leader is that his or her commitment doesn't stop at the door: Peggy serves on the board of the West Suburban United Way, where she provides ongoing leadership, expertise, and support for this impactful community-based organization.

Read more: Business Ledger honors influential suburban women business leaders