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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/20/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile ...
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/6/2017
A UK startup called Zeetta Networks could be set for much bigger things after it was chosen to join Facebook's disruptive Telecom Infra Project (TIP), where it will ...
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By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 10/6/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Female founders face Twitter harassment; Amazon needs a new opener; Oracle has lawsuit battle ahead; and more.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/29/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold ...
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SANTIAGO, 9/27/2017 – In this episode we visit Start-Up Chile, the government-funded accelerator program that invites global entrepreneurs to grow their businesses in Santiago. However, a lack of available venture capital means that many companies return home once the program has ended. Part two of three.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/25/2017
The US Department of Education plans to invest at least $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools through programs ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU prepares for taxation clampdown on digital giants; EE offers Enhanced HD Voice; DT bets on Hybrid Brain.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/22/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/21/2017
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.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 9/18/2017
It might not surprise you that 80% of women in comms have seen incidences of unconscious bias play out in their company. But it should be a shock to learn that 64% ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 9/15/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefónica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in ...
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HPE Steps Back From Hypercloud
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/20/2017
HPE says it's no longer selling custom servers for hypercloud providers such as ...
MongoDB IPO Shows Upside of Cloud, Open Source
Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 10/20/2017
With a strong debut, MongoDB shows how powerful the combination of cloud, open ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/20/2017
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Jeff Brown, Director, Product Management & Marketing, Windstream, 10/20/2017
Windstream is broadening its SDN and NFV reach while also taking an active role ...
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Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry ...
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Understanding the full experience of women in technology requires starting at the collegiate level (or sooner) and studying the technologies women are involved with, company cultures they're part of and personal experiences of individuals.

During this WiC radio show, we will talk with Nicole Engelbert, the director of Research & Analysis for Ovum Technology and a 23-year telecom industry veteran, about her experiences and perspectives on women in tech. Engelbert covers infrastructure, applications and industries for Ovum, but she is also involved in the research firm's higher education team and has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology as a strategy for improving recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

She will share her unique insight into the collegiate level, where women pursuing engineering and STEM-related degrees is dwindling. Engelbert will also reveal new, original Ovum research on the topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, security and augmented reality, as well as discuss what each of those technologies might mean for women in our field. As always, we'll also leave plenty of time to answer all your questions live on the air and chat board.

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