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ICT's Jen Cistola: 'Swagger Matters' for Women in Comms
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
In this Mentor Monday, Cistola explains how identifying coaches both outside and within her workplace has made a huge impact on her career path.
Sprint's Nolan on Why Workplace Sponsors Won't Settle for Less
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Tracy Nolan explains the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and the benefits of both. She shares how her career was shaped by an influential sponsor, and provides insight on how women in comms and tech can identify and foster relationships with mentors and sponsors.
Matrixx Founder Creates Her Own Culture
Mentor Monday  | 
4/30/2018  |  1 comment
When Jennifer Kyriakakis didn't like the culture of the large company that acquired the business she was working for, she broke away and created her own with a focus on innovation.
Celcom SVP: Focus on Performance, Forget Gender
Mentor Monday  | 
4/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Noora Mat Rifin, SVP of Customer Life Cycle Management at Celcom Axiata Berhad, advises women to follow their passion and seize opportunities in comms, despite the challenges.
Forman Pioneers a Path Forward for Women Returning to Work
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Tami Forman, executive director of Path Forward, shares how the nonprofit is helping women who have taken a career break return to the workforce at companies such as Verizon.
DevOps Institute CEO: We're at 'Tech's Tipping Point'
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
DOI Co-Founder and CEO Jayne Groll encourages more women to enter DevOps to be part of the unparalleled disruptive innovation driving tech today.
Microelectronics Chip Pioneer Envisions Techno-Social Innovation
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Lynn Conway, IEEE Life Fellow and professor, shares her thoughts on tech revolutions, the Valley's Brotopia image and the techno-social systems emerging in the industry.
Axiata Digital Services' Lye: Find the Right Leader to Follow
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2/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Amanda Lye, Axiata Digital's 32-year-old associate director of strategy, is breaking the mold in the telecom industry.
Telstra Malaysia Director: Time to Raise the Bar for Women
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2/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Now is the time for senior female executives in comms to help the new entrants carve a niche for themselves in the industry, according to Telstra Malaysia's Yuni Lee Heathcote.
AT&T VP: LTE to 5G & One That Wasn't Meant to Be
Mentor Monday  | 
1/29/2018  |  1 comment
Dr. Alicia Abella, AT&T's vice president of Advanced Technology Realization, shares what technologies she thinks have been the most revolutionary and what she learned from one that wasn't.
AT&T's Sports Boss Shares Her Playbook
Mentor Monday  | 
1/22/2018  |  1 comment
Catherine González Pack, who leads the team responsible for NFL Mobile Ticket, talks about her journey from the military to mobile and how she takes risks, asks the right questions and doesn't take no for an answer.
Qualcomm's Hayashi on Re-Imagining the AI Revolution
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12/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi addresses advancements in AI and its impact on job opportunities, how women in communications can both identify and become mentors, and offers her advice for young women considering a career in STEM.
Startup's President on Squashing Self-Imposed Setbacks
Mentor Monday  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
128 Technology President Susan Johnston shares her lessons learned from participating in mentoring programs, how to be your own best advocate, and how women in comms can 'change the game for other women' in small and large ways.
UNH-IOL Director on Plugfests & Career Pivots
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
UNH-IOL Director Erica Johnson explains how she balances the technology and business goals of the UNH-IOL, makes STEM opportunities at the lab a priority for high-school students and why women should be comfortable pivoting in their careers.
AT&T's Chow: Work-Life Balance Is Bogus
Mentor Monday  | 
10/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Anne Chow discusses her leadership philosophy, approach to navigating business transformations and why she thinks more women should pursue the C-suite.
VentureLabs' Balcom Brings Marketing Strategy to Startups
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10/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As Executive in Residence for VentureLabs, Virginia Balcom helps startups hone their marketing strategy – a critical, but often overlooked step in product and market validation.
AT&T's Knight on Fostering Resiliency & Diversity
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Marachel Knight shares her insight on how she developed resiliency in the face of challenges, and how cohesive teams helped her overcome those obstacles.
Fujitsu's Head of Optical Shares Her Transformation Story
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10/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Christine Podraza, VP and head of Fujitsu's Optical Business Unit, shares lessons she's learned over the course of her career as she's gone from learning to earning to returning.
Cisco Engineer Shares Her Top Tech Trends
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8/21/2017  |  2 comments
Serpil Bayraktar, a principal engineer in Cisco's CTAO office, reveals which three technologies have been the most impactful over her 26-year comms career.
Verizon SVP Bridges the Network/Consumer Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
7/31/2017  |  1 comment
Aparna Khurjekar shares how she keeps tabs on consumer interests, leads diverse teams, makes mentoring a priority and more.
College Professor Finds a Home in AT&T Labs
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7/3/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T Labs Director DeDe Paul combines a knack for mathematics with people skills to help the carrier make business use of its piles and piles of network and customer data.
Empowering Women in Africa – From the US
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6/26/2017  |  2 comments
Nneoma Nwankwo, a Citi analyst and founder of Empower46, helps bring news of female education and empowerment across Africa to the US.
AT&T AI Director on Diversity in Data Mining
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs is made up of engineers, scientists and experts from all walks of life, not necessarily by design, but Director Ann Skudlark says it's an important part of its success.
ITP Offers Apprenticeships to Boost Women in Telecom
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5/8/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Crissi Williams is leading the Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP) in its apprenticeship program to help attract more qualified women to the telecom industry.
How Jill Sciarappo Landed in Intel's Driver's Seat
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Jill Sciarappo has bounced all over Intel building a rewarding career that has ultimately led her to the driver's seat of the chipmaker's self-driving cars division.
Skillsoft Puts Women in Action to Improve Culture
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4/3/2017  |  1 comment
Tara O'Sullivan, chief creative officer of the e-learning company Skillsoft, offers insight into how companies can improve their cultures and why both women and men must play a role.
What Drives Intel's Connected Car GM
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3/27/2017  |  1 comment
Kathy Winter has always wanted to stay on the cutting-edge of technology, even when it means letting the car itself take the wheel.
Cisco's Kanouff Kick-Starts the Multiplier Effect
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3/20/2017  |  2 comments
Yvette Kanouff is issuing a challenge to other comms execs: sponsor one diverse person to advance to the next level, creating a multiplier effect to improve the pipeline.
How Rachel Kutz Went From ET to AT&T VP
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3/13/2017  |  1 comment
Rachel Kutz, VP of supplier diversity at AT&T, may have envisioned herself in outer space, but a rewarding career in telecom was a nice consolation prize.
How Boingo's Dawn Callahan Swallowed Fear & Tasted Success
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1/30/2017  |  2 comments
Taking risks despite her fear helped Dawn Callahan become the CMO of WiFi provider Boingo, and inspired her to help other women keep moving up in the process.
Verizon CISO Paves Way for Women in Cybersecurity
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1/16/2017  |  1 comment
Females in cybersecurity are highly underrepresented, so Verizon's Chandra McMahon shares her advice on how other women can follow her lead.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
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12/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
SBA Leader: It's Time to Get Women on Board
Mentor Monday  | 
12/19/2016  |  1 comment
Michele Schimpp, associate administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, explains why gender parity should start in the boardroom.
Why Diversity of Geeks in Tech Matters
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12/12/2016  |  3 comments
Diversity that goes beyond lip service is achievable and vital in tech, according to diversity expert Annie Ryan from San Fran-based talent agency Speak With a Geek.
Artificial Intelligence Expert Weighs In for WiC
Mentor Monday  | 
12/5/2016  |  4 comments
Author and AI Professor Melanie Mitchell shares her thoughts on AI's biggest breakthroughs and the challenges and opportunities for female computer scientists.
Nexleaf Founder Applies Tech to Social Justice
Mentor Monday  | 
11/28/2016  |  1 comment
Nithya Ramanathan, founder and president of Nexleaf Analytics, tells us about her quest to use technology to improve healthcare across the globe.
Clearfield CEO Takes Fiber to the Glass Cliff
Mentor Monday  | 
11/21/2016  |  1 comment
Cheri Beranek shares how she drove a successful financial and cultural transformation at Clearfield, despite the challenges she inherited at the struggling company.
Meet the Woman Who Can Make You a Millionaire Inventor
Mentor Monday  | 
11/14/2016  |  1 comment
Deanne Bell, host of CNBC's Make Me a Millionaire Inventor, turned her passion for inventing into a television career, hoping to inspire others to find the fun -- and money -- in engineering.
Bharti Airtel CIO Charts Course for Women in India Telecom
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11/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is making it easier for women to return to work after having children, and CIO Harmeen Mehta is hoping more will join the workforce in India.
BT's Security Boss: Tech Has No Age
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10/31/2016  |  1 comment
Kate Kuehn, deputy CISO and head of security practice at BT Americas, shares how she went from taking phones apart to keeping networks intact and what she's learned along the way.
Vodafone Americas Lays Foundation for Social Change
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10/24/2016  |  1 comment
Vodafone Americas Foundation Director June Sugiyama shares how the Foundation and startups it has funded are using technology to impact social change for women.
Marcus: Own Your Ambition; Stay the Course
Mentor Monday  | 
10/17/2016  |  1 comment
Author of study on women at work advises companies to identify and nurture high-potential women and for women to 'own' their ambition and make their career intentions known.
STEMing the Decline: Scientists Appeal to the Next Generation
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10/10/2016  |  15 comments
Interest in STEM is waning in the younger generation, especially amongst girls, a trend that Dr. Erika Ebbel Angle, founder of Science from Scientists, hopes to reverse.
Netrounds' Loffler Paves a Road to Self & Service Assurance
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10/3/2016  |  1 comment
Netrounds' Kaela Loffler shares how she went from measuring fungal lesions to virtualized service assurance and why comms is exactly where she wants to be.
How Big Plans Led Sue Monahan to Small Cells
Mentor Monday  | 
9/26/2016  |  2 comments
The CEO of the Small Cell Forum and Director of GSMA North America shares her perspective on how to change company cultures, recruit women in comms and achieve any goal.
WiC Rewind: Cultural Reflections From Denver
Mentor Monday  | 
9/19/2016  |  5 comments
Top female executives from Intel, Vodafone Americas, Windstream, XO Communications and Zayo Group share their thoughts on company culture, progressive policies and much more.
Parallel Wireless's Jordan on Finding Her Voice & Using Yours
Mentor Monday  | 
9/12/2016  |  3 comments
Eugina Jordan shares her story of how she found her voice and went from being a receptionist to the director of marketing for Parallel Wireless.
Global Capacity VP: It's Time for a New Normal
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9/5/2016  |  1 comment
Before tech can be cool, it has to be normal, says Global Capacity VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope as she calls on the industry to ditch preconceptions.
Making Mentoring a Priority
Mentor Monday  | 
8/29/2016  |  6 comments
Mentoring has been key to the career of Ciena's Keri Gilder, and now she is making sure its value forms part of the company's DNA.
Intel's Keddy: Move Beyond the 'Comfort Zone'
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
Intel's Aska Keddy says the next Women in Comms challenge is moving beyond the comfort zone of surrounding ourselves with people who think and act as we do.
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