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Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2016  |  1 comment
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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
Que Sera Sarah  | 
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.
WiC: Come Build Your Brand in Denver
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/1/2016  |  2 comments
Join us for Women in Comms' inaugural networking breakfast on "building your brand" on March 10 in Denver ahead of the Cable Next-Gen show!
GSMA Catches Flack for MWC Babygate
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/29/2016  |  16 comments
Should trade shows be accommodating of parents with infants? The GSMA is grappling with that question after one mom was denied entrance to MWC with her breastfed newborn.
WiCipedia: Lessons Learned from DC to Dubai
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/26/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: DC is the best US city for women in tech, while Nashville is the best for female entrepreneurs; lessons from Dubai; and more.
WiCipedia: From Virtual Reality to Virtually No Black Women
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/19/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: virtual solutions to real hiring problems; the dearth of black female startup founders; the top tech companies for women; and more.
Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/16/2016  |  1 comment
Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.
Mind the Gap: Is Public Shaming the Way to End Pay Inequity?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2016  |  2 comments
New regulation in the UK will require companies with more than 250 employees to reveal their gender pay gap, starting in April 2018.
WiCipedia: Open Source Favoritism, Fairygod Bosses & Crooked Credit Checks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: researchers uncover bias in open source; a fairy-god boss reviews your employer; why being female can hurt your credit; and more.
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2016  |  5 comments
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
Employers Not Inspiring Loyalty in Millennial Women
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/28/2016  |  12 comments
Deloitte's survey of 7,700 Millennials suggests that their motivations and priorities are different from those of their older colleagues, as is their sense of loyalty to their employer.
Intel Hired 43% Women, Minorities in 2015
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/20/2016  |  2 comments
Company increases its commitment to hiring and retaining more women and underrepresented minorities, as well as to improving the pipeline for the entire industry.
2015 in Review: The WiC Perspective
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/31/2015  |  6 comments
We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.
WiC Poll: Start Young to Improve the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/4/2015  |  2 comments
WiC survey respondents suggest that the best way to recruit more female talent into the next-gen comms industry is to encourage young girls to study STEM.
Ericsson CMO: Diversity Is Critical to Transformation
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2015  |  8 comments
Everything is changing in the comms space and Helena Norrman, Ericsson's CMO, says that having a diverse workforce is one way to ensure companies can transform and thrive.
Mentor Monday: OPNFV's Kirksey Brings Men Into WiC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/9/2015  |  2 comments
Kirksey, director of the OPNFV, is passionate about improving the gender balance in comms, and she's bringing men into the equation with an event with WiC next week.
Mentor Monday: SAP's Lise Tcheng
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/2/2015  |  1 comment
Quotas backed up by KPIs are the best way to level the playing field for women in comms, SAP's SVP says as she provides a global perspective.
Mentor Monday: Cisco's Liz Centoni
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/26/2015  |  1 comment
The chief of staff for Cisco's head of engineering and champion of women engineers at the networking giant shares her perspective and advice for women in comms.
Grace Hopper: Power to the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/19/2015  |  7 comments
Speakers at the Grace Hopper Celebration shared practical ways to improve the hiring pipeline for women in tech. By changing how we recruit, we can also change who we recruit.
Mentor Monday: Anita Borg's Elizabeth Ames
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/12/2015  |  1 comment
ABI's vice president of marketing, alliances and programs has some choice words for men who don't support women in comms, as well as advice for those who do.
No Frat Party Here: 12,000 Computer Scientists Convene in Houston
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/9/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading's Women in Comms is headed to the 13th annual Grace Hopper Convention in Houston, Texas, next week with 12,000 female technologists and computer scientists.
Mentor Monday: Nokia's Jane Rygaard
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/28/2015  |  2 comments
Talk not about technology, but about what technology can do for you if you want to get more women interested in comms, Nokia's head of partner marketing says.
A Vast Valley: Tech's Inexcusable Gender Gap
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/24/2015  |  49 comments
Tech companies are admitting they have a gender problem that they say they want to fix, but more needs to be done – and faster. No more excuses.
Mentor Monday: Hyperoptic's Dana Tobak
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/21/2015  |  1 comment
The co-founder and managing director of UK ISP Hyperoptic shares her thoughts on everything from 'fibrehoods' to advice for the sisterhood of women in comms.
Verizon & Partners to Field Test 5G in 2016
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/8/2015  |  4 comments
Carrier says it feels a 'tremendous sense of urgency to push forward on 5G' and is planning to field test the technology with partners next year.
Mentor Monday: Sprint's Tracy Nolan
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9/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Sprint's Chicago boss shares her thoughts on creating a culture of inclusion and both fitting in and standing out as a woman in comms.
Framing the Low-Band Picture
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/2/2015  |  1 comment
Mosaik's latest US maps paint a picture of where wireless operators have strong low-band spectrum footprints and where there's still a long way to go.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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