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Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah | 5/15/2018

Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah | 5/9/2018

Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 5/3/2018

Four worthy women from the worlds of cable, the enterprise, data centers and B/OSS make our shortlist for the year's Most Inspiring Woman in Comms.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah | 4/26/2018

Libelium and Movandi and their founders are pioneering new technologies that are already changing the game for IoT and 5G, respectively, making them startups you want to keep an eye on in 2018 and beyond.

Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists
Que Sera Sarah | 4/12/2018

Ten worthy women and two trailblazing startups made the shortlist this year for Women in Comms' Leading Lights awards. Winners will be unveiled soon at BCE.

Why Now Is the Best Time to Join WiC in Austin
Que Sera Sarah | 4/3/2018

It's a great, important time to be a woman in comms and to join our upcoming Transformation Summit in Austin on May 14 (men too!).

Let's Break the Silence Around Sexual Harassment
Que Sera Sarah | 3/8/2018

Keeping quiet about sexual harassment is the worst way to put an end to it.

Another Reason to Promote Women in Comms
Que Sera Sarah | 2/27/2018

More women in leadership and board positions could help combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Join WiC in Denver as we discuss this and more on March 22.

IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Que Sera Sarah | 2/15/2018

IBM alleges Microsoft's hire of its Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre violates its non-compete agreement, but should improving diversity be a proprietary process?

Time's Up in Tech: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Que Sera Sarah | 1/31/2018

Join Women in Comms in Denver on March 22 to discuss how to address and end sexual harassment in the workplace.

Tech Still Lacks Diversity, but Don't Blame the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah | 1/23/2018

Tech and media companies are still worst performers in diversity at the executive level, and their female representation is far below what the pipeline suggests it could be, McKinsey finds in its latest diversity report.

WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah | 1/4/2018

Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.

People in Comms, This WiC Event Is For You!
Que Sera Sarah | 10/23/2017

Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.

Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah | 9/18/2017

The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).

WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah | 9/12/2017

Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.

WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook
Que Sera Sarah | 7/25/2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Que Sera Sarah | 11/18/2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Que Sera Sarah | 9/7/2015

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

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

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.

Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
Que Sera Sarah | 8/28/2015

Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.

Mentor Monday: AT&T's Brooks McCorcle
Que Sera Sarah | 8/10/2015

As president of Partner Solutions for AT&T, McCorcle has helped transform how the organization works with enterprises, but also how it advocates for women in the industry.

Netflix Ups the Ante on Parental Leave
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

Streaming video company says both new moms and dad can take unlimited parental leave, up to one year, without sacrificing pay.

US Wireless Operators' Q2 2015 Scorecard
Que Sera Sarah | 8/5/2015

T-Mobile was the big winner in the second quarter, as it surpassed Sprint in total subscribers, captured the postpaid phone growth and improved its financials.

Mentor Monday: Telecom Italia's Gabriela Styf
Que Sera Sarah | 8/3/2015

Styf, Telecom Italia's VP of engineering and de facto 'idea woman,' shares her experiences as a woman in comms and advice for other women in the industry.

Verizon Small Cells Ready to Rock in Chicago
Que Sera Sarah | 7/31/2015

Carrier deploys 12 small cells in Chicago's Grant Park to prepare for the more than 124 terrabytes of mobile usage expected at this weekend's Lollapooloza.

The Collaboration Imperative
Que Sera Sarah | 7/31/2015

AT&T, like most network operators today, puts a premium on collaboration as one of the most important skills a potential or current employee can possess.

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