Women In Comms

Introducing LR's Women in Comms Online

Light Reading is bringing its popular women's breakfast series online with the launch of our new Women in Comms website, a place where women in the industry can meet to discuss important issues, share resources and slowly chip away at the gender imbalance in the industry together.

You can find the new site here, under the Business/Employment keyword on the Light Reading home page.

And, yes, this is the third rebrand for Light Reading's Women in "X" initiative, but the point is -- we want to be as inclusive as possible as the gender imbalance affects women in comms, tech, telecom, STEM and frankly, many other industries outside of just the ones we've mentioned. (See Breakfast of Champions: Women in Tech at BTE, Women in Tech Coming Into Focus and Women in Telecom: Collaboration Critical to New IP.)

This will be a site for all women looking to strengthen the roles they play in the workforce and help other women do the same. With help from our partners and live events, this will be place to have constructive conversations, learn about the industry and empower women's advancement.

Light Reading will be hosting two more Women in Comms breakfast events this year. Join us in Dallas ahead of the NFV Everywhere show on September 16, and in London the morning of the OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV one-day event on November 4.

We hope you'll peruse the site and join in the discussion. As always, please feel free to email me at [email protected] or let us know directly on the site what you'd like to see us do to help support and empower Women in Comms. We are excited and prepared to help make a real difference!

Find out more about Light Reading's Women in Comms mission in the welcome video below:

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VicePres54837 7/28/2015 | 10:54:36 AM
Great concept Sarah, thanks for spearheading this vehicle.  Look forward hearing more!


VicePres54837 7/28/2015 | 10:54:35 AM
Great concept Sarah, thanks for spearheading this vehicle.  Look forward hearing more!


Sarah Thomas 7/21/2015 | 4:57:51 PM
Re: Feedback Thank you, DHagar! I'd love to interview Meliissa and Ginni. Great examples for our industry.
DHagar 7/21/2015 | 4:43:10 PM
Re: Feedback SarahReedy, Outstanding!  Kudos to LR!  This is great and your well designed online support system provides key elements to advance women in the field.

Suggestions of interviews:  Meg Whitman (CEO of HP), and Ginni Rometti (CEO of IBM), about not only women in technology fields but climbing the ladder.

LR's leadership and networking (ie LinkedIn) is great as well - that will facilitate awareness, synergy, and opportunity. 

Note:  The Austin conference sounds great also!
Sarah Thomas 7/21/2015 | 10:51:08 AM
feedback Hope you all will check out the new site today and give us your feedback! What would you like to see us cover? Any women we definitely need to interview?
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