Women in Comms topped off a lively, inspiring and informative day of discussion by crowning three deserving Leading Lights Award Winners in Austin on Monday.
A big congratulations to:
Most Inspiring Woman in Comms: Anne Chow, President – National Business, AT&T Business
AT&T's Anne Chow receives her award for Most Inspiring Woman of the Year from WiC Director Sarah Thomas, while Light Reading's Phil Harvey basks in the inspiring glow.
Female-Led Startup to Watch: Movandi (Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO, Founder & COO)
Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran poses with her award for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer of the Year: Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang, Distinguished Technologist, CableLabs
CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang takes the stage to be honored as the Hedy Lamarr Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
Find out why the winners were chosen, and read about their fellow finalists, here:
To find out who won the other Leading Lights awards, see
Leading Lights 2018: The Winners.
The winners were revealed Monday evening, at the Leading Lights dinner, after WiC's one-day conference and ahead of the Big Communications Event, taking place Tuesday and Wednesday 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 inspiring and impressing all of us!
— Sarah Thomas, Director,
Women in Comms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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