& cplSiteName &

Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed

Sarah Thomas
5/24/2016
50%
50%

What better way to cap off a fantastic day of networking, panel discussions and a job fair than by honoring some of the leading women in the comms industry? That's just what Women in Comms did last night at the Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.

Congratulations to the three winners of WiC's inaugural 2016 Leading Lights awards:

  • Female-Led Startup to Watch: Grid4C and CEO Noa Ruschin Rimini, Ph.D.

  • Most Inspiring Woman in Comms: Sandi Mays, EVP of IT, Billing, Client Service Management, Tranzact, and Big Data, Zayo Group Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO)

  • Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year: Yvette Kanouff, Senior Vice President/General Manager (SVP/GM) of the Service Provider Business (SP), Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

Grid4C's Noa Ruschin Rimini (right) accepts her WiC Leading Lights awards from Intel's Lynn Comp at Monday evening's awards presentation.
Grid4C's Noa Ruschin Rimini (right) accepts her WiC Leading Lights awards from Intel's Lynn Comp at Monday evening's awards presentation.

You can read more about our winners and their fellow finalists in the following blogs: WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year , WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms , WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch and Women in Comms Leading Lights: The Finalists.

The winners were voted on by the WiC Board of Directors, with help from the editors of Light Reading and analysts of Heavy Reading. They were announced Monday evening, at the Leading Lights dinner, after WiC's one-day conference and job fair and ahead of the Big Communications Event, taking place today and tomorrow in Austin. Check back all week for more coverage of all the action.

Congratulations to our winners -- and all the finalists -- and thank you for leading the way for women in comms!

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

(2)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
jamekurt
50%
50%
jamekurt,
User Rank: Light Beer
9/7/2016 | 8:44:35 AM
I really like that she mentioned creativity
I really like that she mentioned creativity at the end here. assignment help company It's so important to have a balance and not be pigeonholed into STEM or the arts (or whatever else) if you have a variety of interests. Well rounded is the way to be!
Kelsey Ziser
50%
50%
Kelsey Ziser,
User Rank: Blogger
5/24/2016 | 11:08:38 AM
Congratulations!
Wow, what a stellar lineup, I'm glad to hear these women are being recognized for their amazing achievements!
Women in Comms Audio
Archived Audio
Twitter Feed
Women's Watercooler
Discussion Boards
May 9, 2017 11:13:04 AM
UN Women HeForShe
spc_Dunphy
April 27, 2017 1:54:38 PM
Do you know women in tech?
Sarah Thomas
March 5, 2017 12:08:01 PM
Swedish Mansplaining
ErynLeavens
March 3, 2017 3:24:50 PM
Women's History Month
Sarah Thomas
February 24, 2017 12:15:59 PM
The career-break penalty
Sarah Thomas
February 17, 2017 10:25:33 AM
Risk taking differences
Sarah Thomas
February 17, 2017 9:51:21 AM
Upcoming WiC Events!
Sarah Thomas
January 11, 2017 12:47:08 PM
Chatbots: a big opp for women?
Sarah Thomas
Contribute Here
Upcoming Live Events
November 1, 2017, The Royal Garden Hotel
All Upcoming Live Events
Women in Comms Poll
WOMEN IN COMMS: SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US
WiC wants to hear your stories, experiences and impressions of the comms industry.

Take our short survey here!
Infographics
AppDynamics highlights the tech segments where women are the most prevalent and showcases a few making a big difference in their field.
Women in Comms Video
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

10|5|17   |   4:42   |   (1) comment


DENVER, 10/5/2017 Jill Stark, region president of enterprise sales for Sprint, shares her approach to leading a diverse team. In addition, Stark addresses the importance of seeking out mentors, and encourages women in the communications industry to take risks and step out of their comfort zone in order to meet their career goals.
LRTV Interviews
Ovum's Rehak on IoT Business Cases

9|26|17   |   04:14   |   (0) comments


LONDON, 9/26/2017 At the recent Digital Futures event in London, Alexandra Rehak, IoT practice head at research house Ovum, talks about the ways in which network operators could generate new revenues from IoT.
LRTV Interviews
How Cisco Works With UK Startups

9|21|17   |   03:25   |   (0) comments


LONDON, 9/21/2017 At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
LRTV Documentaries
Can a Government Fund the Next Silicon Valley?

9|12|17   |     |   (0) comments


New York is Silicon Alley. Israel? Silicon Wadi. And in Santiago, it's Chilecon Valley. Thirty years after the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, Chile has become one of South America's most vibrant economies. For the past six years, the government has given interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to entice startups to move to Santiago. Light Reading traveled to Chile ...
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her

8|16|17   |   6:49   |   (1) comment


It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

8|2|17   |   9:35   |   (1) comment


Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

7|26|17   |   5:47   |   (10) comments


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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

7|19|17   |   6:40   |   (1) comment


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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

7|12|17   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
LRTV Interviews
Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

7|6|17   |   6:37   |   (0) comments


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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

7|5|17   |   6:00   |   (2) comments


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.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era

6|28|17   |   5:00   |   (1) comment


5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.