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WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Nicole Engelbert, the director of research and analsis for Ovum, will be joining Women in Comms on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 11:00 a.m. EST to talk all things women in tech.
Deloitte Does Away With Diversity-Focused ERGs
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/20/2017  |  1 comment
Consulting firm will build 'inclusion councils' with white men in the mix instead of employee resource groups for women and minorities alone.
Hey Men of Silicon Valley, Stop Being Creepy!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/5/2017  |  12 comments
How many more women have to come forward and public apologies issued before we can just agree that now is the time to stop being creepy and start being decent human beings?
Netflix's Lesson in Culture Expectation Settings
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2017  |  8 comments
Over-the-top content company cuts its famous 120-slide deck down to 10 pages to communicate its values and culture to those both inside and outside of its business.
Uber Drains the Swamp, but Is It Too Deep?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/7/2017  |  18 comments
The ride-hailing company said it has let 20 employees go over an investigation into sexual harassment claims and is still investigating almost 100 others.
Cisco's Centoni Shares Guiding Career Themes
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Being purposeful and choosing wisely, leveraging mentors, accepting feedback and sticking to her north star helped get Cisco GM Liz Centoni to where she is today.
Congratulations to WiC's Newest Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/16/2017  |  2 comments
Women in Comms extends congratulations to the most inspiring woman of the year, Heather Kirksey, and female tech pioneer of the year, Nithya Ramanathan.
The Future of Tech Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/1/2017  |  1 comment
Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists 2017: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2017  |  1 comment
This year's finalist list includes female founders, CEOs and women deeply entrenched in the technologies that are defining the future of communications.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
WiC 2017 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/17/2017  |  1 comment
Learn about five women who are inspiring others through their success, business acumen, outreach and advocacy in the next-gen comms industry.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Equal Pay Day: Time to Get Paychecks in Check
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/4/2017  |  9 comments
Today is Equal Pay Day, the day the average woman would have to work up to in 2017 to make the same amount men made in 2016.
Happy Women's Day: How Are You Being Bold for Change?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/8/2017  |  2 comments
On March 8 we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women, and maybe abstain from working. Tell us how you are being bold to bring change.
Mentoring in the Mountains: Join WiC in Denver!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/7/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC's first networking breakfast event of the year on Wednesday, March 22, in Denver, Colo., to talk mentoring -- how to find one, how to be one and much more.
5 Things We Love for Women in Comms Now
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
In honor of Valentine's Day, WiC is highlighting five of the sites, companies, products, commercials and more related to women at work that we're digging this month.
Why We Need Diversity Before AI Takes Over
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/31/2017  |  1 comment
Biases from computer programs will seep into the algorithms behind AI, meaning computers of the future could be just as homogenous as today's tech workforce.
Do Women-Only Co-Working Spaces Work for Women?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/24/2017  |  30 comments
Female-only co-working spaces are popping up all over the place, but is cutting men out the best way to level the playing field in the tech industry?
A Women in Comms Glossary
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/18/2017  |  23 comments
A handy rundown of the myriad terms used to describe the challenging circumstances surrounding women in comms, many involving glass.
What Facebook's Recruiting Woes Tell Us
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/12/2017  |  4 comments
Making recruiters solely responsible for increasing diversity is not effective when there isn't internal buy in, Facebook's struggles to diversify show.
CES 2017: WIC's Picks & What Made Us Sick
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/10/2017  |  5 comments
Virtual reality wasn't the only vomit-inducing feature of this year's CES. Booth babes and boys' clubs were still dominant, although there was progress afoot in Vegas.
WiC Radio & Intel: Betting Big on Your Career
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/15/2016  |  1 comment
Join Women in Comms and Intel 5G General Manager Caroline Chan tomorrow at noon EST for a live radio show chat on professional and technological risk taking.
Meet 4 Women Driving the Internet of Things
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
In time for Internet of Things World, IoT World News profiles four women who are driving the technology behind IoT.
Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
WiC Radio: Sprint's Pipeline Progress
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2016  |  1 comment
Sprint's VP of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco joins WiC on Wednesday, November 2, at 1PM ET to share how Sprint is tackling the three biggest pipeline pain points affecting women in comms.
Why Women at Work Get Mired in the Middle
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Women often struggle to advance past middle management or end up leaving the workplace at that time, so WiC's 11th panel discussion in London next week will tackle how to get unstuck and keep moving up the corporate ladder.
Radio Show: Cultivating & Communicating Company Culture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/7/2016  |  1 comment
Intel's Lynn Comp joins WiC on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 1PM EST to talk company culture -- what it is, how to craft a positive one and how to communicate it internally and externally.
Come Get Uncomfortable With WiC in Denver
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/1/2016  |  4 comments
Join Women in Comms for its 10th networking breakfast and panel discussion, where we promise to tackle those uncomfy questions, on Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Denver.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2016  |  2 comments
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/18/2016  |  8 comments
Leaders from Mellanox, Arista Networks, Syniverse, ECI Telecom and Cisco round out WiC's inaugural female tech pioneers of the year.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/11/2016  |  2 comments
Women from AT&T, Ciena, Ixia, Zayo Group and Fujitsu make our shortlist for working to advance the cause of women in the next-gen comms industry.
WiC Radio: Flex Takes On the World's Problems
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/5/2016  |  2 comments
Join WiC and Flex's Caroline Dowling for a live radio show on Tuesday at 12PM ET on how technology is powering the fourth revolution and to what effect in the future.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
WiCipedia: Woman Cards & Bitch Switches
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/29/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Cell C's CEO under fire for radio show comments; Clinton plays the woman card; Intel discusses diversity backlash; and more.
WiC Welcomes 7 New Partners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/25/2016  |  2 comments
WiC is proud to have Cisco, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Netcracker, Redknee, NetNumber and Open Networking Foundation joining our cause.
WiCipedia: Victory in a 'Culture of Victimology'
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: a father-daughter war of words; a new face for the $20; a look at venture capital firms; and more.
Women in Comms Leading Lights: The Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/20/2016  |  2 comments
2016 finalists for WiC's inaugural Leading Lights -- Most Inspiring Woman in Comms, Female Tech Pioneer of the Year and Female-Led Startup to Watch -- are revealed.
WiCipedia: Young Women, Verizon Strikers Demand More
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/15/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: entry-level women ask for more money – and get it; Verizon workers demand better contracts; 4-H refocuses around STEM; and more.
Happy(?) Equal Pay Day, Ladies
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2016  |  2 comments
Don't get too excited – April 12 marks how far women must work into the year to earn the equivalent of what men earned in 2015 as the gender pay gap persists.
WiCipedia: Parental Progress & Parity Payoffs
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4/8/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: New York and San Fran improve parental policies; gender parity boosts the GDP; female-led businesses take off; and more.
Be a WiC Leading Light, Like Hedy Lamarr!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/5/2016  |  3 comments
There's only a few days left to vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer of the year and female-led startup to watch.
New York Scores a Big Win for Families
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4/4/2016  |  5 comments
New York has passed the most progressive parental leave policy of any state, hopefully setting a precedent for other states and companies on how they support parents.
WiCipedia: The Solutions Edition
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup we compile stories offering practical solutions and tips for increasing the number and prominence of women in the tech industry.
WiCipedia: UK's Crackdown & a Go-Go No-Go
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3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: UK calls for an end to the old boy's network; Microsoft apologizes for poor taste; inspiring women inventors and computer scientists; and more.
Tech's Gender Problem Starts at Entry Level – McKinsey
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/23/2016  |  1 comment
McKinsey study suggests the tech industry has a harder time than most in attracting entry-level females, but it doesn't do a great job retaining the ones it has either.
WiC Radio: Boingo's Tech Diversity Mandate
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/22/2016  |  1 comment
Join WiC and Boingo CTO Derek Peterson and VP of Marketing Lauren de la Fuente for a radio show on Thursday at 1PM ET on how they are recruiting more women.
WiCipedia: Millennials & the 'Angry Man' Movement
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/18/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: why women leave the workplace; combating the angry man movement; the parental perk race; and more.
WiCipedia: Building Brands & Correcting Imbalances
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/11/2016  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: how to build your brand; why you may be making less money than your taller co-workers; where the women managers are; and more.
Happy International Women's Day
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/8/2016  |  1 comment
On March 8, the world will reflect on the economic, political and social progress women have made in the past 108 years, as well as consider how far we still have to go.
WiCipedia: STEM Mentors, Money & Mix-Ups
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/4/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Wireless operators offer STEM mentorships; the world's richest women revealed; a new option for gender-neutral recruiting; and more.
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Playing it safe can only get you so far. Sometimes the biggest bets have the biggest payouts, and that is true in your career as well. For this radio show, Caroline Chan, general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division of the Network Platform Group at Intel, will share her own personal story of how she successfully took big bets to build a successful career, as well as offer advice on how you can do the same. We’ll cover everything from how to overcome fear and manage risk, how to be prepared for where technology is going in the future and how to structure your career in a way to ensure you keep progressing. Chan, a seasoned telecom veteran and effective risk taker herself, will also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air.