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Nominate Your WiC Leading Lights NOW!

Sarah Thomas
3/14/2017
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We know there are hundreds of thousands of women in the comms industry who are working tirelessly to champion the cause of their fellow females and to drive technology advancements that will define communications for years to come. This year, we want to highlight three of the best and brightest.

Light Reading's annual Leading Lights awards are returning and, with them, the second round of Women in Comm's three awards reserved for women in our industry who are making a big difference. Like last year, the awards will include:

    Most Inspiring Woman in Comms: A special award, voted on by the WiC Board of Advisors, that seeks to recognize a woman who has worked tirelessly and effectively to advance the cause of women and girls in the next-gen comms industry.

    Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year: A special award, voted on by the WiC Board of Advisors, that seeks to recognize a woman in the next-gen comms industry for her remarkable influence and technological contributions to the sector in the past year.

    Female-Led Startup to Watch: Awarded to a startup that the WiC Board of Advisors sees as having considerable potential to disrupt the industry, advance technology and have a lasting impact.

We were impressed with the number and quality of entries last year, serving as a good reminder that despite the negativity that often clouds tech, there are so many impressive women doing impressive things in the next-gen comms industry. You can read up on our past winners and finalists here:

Find details on the WiC Leading Lights, as well as the 26 other categories, at the Leading Lights 2017 home page. And don't be afraid to put yourself forward for consideration as well. We know you're worthy!

The WiC awards will be judged by WiC's esteemed Board of Advisors, made up of 20 top executives in the industry, with help from the Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts. The deadline for entries is this Friday, March 17, 2017. The shortlists will be announced in late April and the winners announced at an awards dinner in Austin (further details to follow) on Monday, May 15, following a full day of Women in Comms activities, including an expanded networking luncheon, keynote presentations and two power panels.

— Sarah Thomas, Circle me on Google+ Follow me on TwitterVisit my LinkedIn profile, Director, Women in Comms

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Sarah Thomas,
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3/17/2017 | 2:46:32 PM
Update -- one week extension!
As a St. Paddies Day present, we are giving you one more week to get your nominations in!! Feeling the luck o the Irish?! Nominate your WIC leading light now!
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Sarah Thomas,
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3/14/2017 | 8:59:21 AM
Join us in Austin!
Mark your calendars for May 15 in Austin! It will be a great day with our WiC luncheon -- two keynote addresses, two panels and plenty of time of networking -- AND the Leading Lights awards dinner, where we'll hand out our three WiC awards. I hope you can all make it!
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