WOMEN IN TELECOM BREAKFAST
Where Telecom Meets the Valley
7:00 – 8:50 AM | Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Santa Clara Marriott
It's no secret that women have historically been under-represented at the executive level – only 20 companies on the Fortune 500 have women in at least 40% of executive roles, and fewer than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In the telecom sphere, those numbers come in even lower. While some women have successfully climbed the ladder, the gender gap in telecom persists.
With that said, Light Reading is taking a big step to redress the balance as we honor and celebrate this small but influential group of women in telecom. In the first of what will become a regular event, Light Reading and its research arm, Heavy Reading, are hosting a breakfast and networking event on September 16, 2014, ahead of the NFV & the Data Center show at the Santa Clara Marriott.
Our host, award-winning entrepreneur, marketing expert, author, and speaker Monique Hayward, will welcome attendees and facilitate a discussion around NFV, data centers, and IT with Heavy Reading analyst Roz Roseboro and Light Reading editors Carol Wilson and Sarah Reedy
This free event will provide both a forum for discussion of these important industry issues, as well as offering an informal setting for women in the industry to meet, exchange ideas, and network over breakfast (sausage free!).
Manager, Product and Business Development, Sprint
Senior Editor, Light Reading
Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading
Editor-At-Large, Light Reading
President and CEO, Ixia
Carol Wilson is Editor-at-Large for Light Reading, where she also serves as Dean of Light Reading University. She has covered the telecom industry for 28 years, including 14 years at Telephony, eight of those as editor-in-chief. Wilson also was a founding editor of Inter@ctive Week and founding editor-in-chief of The Net Economy, both for Ziff-Davis Media, and also founded a news and information Web site, Broadband Edge. Prior to covering telecom, Wilson wrote about higher education, business, politics, the arts and sports for newsletter and newspaper companies. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wilson's work has been recognized by the Computer Press Association, the American Society of Business Press Editors, the Jesse H. Neal Awards of the American Business Media and the North Carolina Women's Press Association.
Roz Roseboro has nearly 20 years' experience in market research, marketing and product management. She covers developments specifically related to telecom data center transformation, including the changing architectural requirements and approaches for switch and server hardware and software solutions. Roz joinedHeavy Reading following eight years at OSS Observer and Analysys Mason, where she most recently managed its Middle East and Africa regional program, and prior to that, its Infrastructure Solutions and Communications Service Provider programs. She spent five years at RHK, where she ran the Switching and Routing and Business Communication Services programs. Prior to becoming an analyst, she worked at Motorola on IT product development and radio and mobile phone product management. Roz holds a BA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in marketing, management, and international business from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. She is based in Chicago.
Bethany Mayer will lead the companywide NFV initiative, partnering with leadership from the Enterprise Group, Enterprise Services, Software and HP Cloud to deliver an integrated NFV solution. Prior to this role, Bethany was the senior vice president and general manager of the HP Networking business unit where she led the group's worldwide business operations, with a focus on expanding HP's position as a leader in the networking market. Mayer brings more than 25 years of experience in leading product management, marketing communications, operations and engineering at Fortune 500 corporations such as Cisco, Apple, Blue Coat and startup companies.
Sarah Reedy's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought – and bedazzled – her first cellphone, a pink RAZR. She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard and a hodge-podge of internships, including at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine, and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC. Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad, and a drawer full of smartphone cords.
Anne-Louise has been scouting for the best mobile start-ups in Silicon Valley for 5 years and helping Sprint’s Product and CTO organizations to identify, vet and negotiate partnership opportunities that can enhance Sprint’s network and services. She works closely with the VC community, start-ups and developer groups in the Bay Area. Prior to this role, she held various positions in business sales at Sprint and Nortel Networks in their Enterprise and Professional Mobile Radio divisions. Anne-Louise graduated in International Economics and International Relations from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, Pantheon-Assas University and Mannheim Universitat, Germany.
A 17-year Intel veteran, Monique Hayward has led teams and managed strategic programs in marketing, communications, and business development in Software & Services, Global Diversity, Mobile Platforms, and Corporate Marketing. She also did a two-and-a-half year assignment as a technical assistant to Intel’s first Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Intel, Monique worked in PR and marketing communications at Tektronix, American Greetings, and the U.S. Department of State. Monique is also a successful, award-winning entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She owned and operated Dessert Noir Café & Bar in Beaverton, Oregon, and served as a partner in Cerise Noire Software, LLC, a mobile software applications company.
Director of Outbound Marketing for
the Communications & Storage Infrastructure Group, Intel Corporation