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Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago

Chicago was home to two big events for women in both the technology and the cable industries this week.

As part of Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT)'s Ignite tech conference, the software giant held its first Women in Tech lunch, bringing together hundreds of its employees, partners and customers to discuss how changing technology is bringing about new opportunities for women. (See Women in Tech: People Skills Trump Tech Skills .)

The day before, at the nearby INTX show, the Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) held their signature luncheon to honor cable companies with standout community service initiatives benefiting women.


Light Reading is hosting its fourth -- and biggest -- Women in Tech breakfast at the Big Telecom Event on June 10 in Chicago. If you are a woman in the industry, you're invited to attend free of charge! Find out more and register here.


Needless to say, Light Reading doesn't miss an opportunity to promote women in the industry -- or enjoy a free lunch. Click below to launch a short slide show of both Microsoft's Women in Tech lunch and the WICT luncheon.

Packed House
Women from Microsoft and its partners across the globe attended to discuss how exploding demands for data, the expansion of the mobile workforce and the emergence of cloud computing are creating new opportunities for women.
Women from Microsoft and its partners across the globe attended to discuss how exploding demands for data, the expansion of the mobile workforce and the emergence of cloud computing are creating new opportunities for women.

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Mitch Wagner 5/8/2015 | 4:54:42 PM
Mad Men I'm a huge fan of MAD MEN, which is now set in the year 1970. We're watching one of the characters, a partner in an ad agency, struggle to get taken seriously in her new company after her agency is acquired by a larger firm. 

She's trying to have a serious business meeting with men who are openly laughing at her and making comments about her breasts. 

I commented to my wife that I thought that whole sequence was badly written -- unrealistic because it was so heavyhanded. 

My wife, who started in the workforce in the 1970s, said it was defiintely heavyhanded -- but also realistic. That's how things were in the 70s. 
Steve Saunders 5/7/2015 | 4:42:07 PM
Re: WiT at BTE! Can you work with your friends at MS to get a gaggle of them to BTE? :)
sarahthomas1011 5/7/2015 | 3:03:24 PM
Re: WiT at BTE! SO many I had to wait in line for the bathroom...it was great. 
Steve Saunders 5/7/2015 | 2:59:31 PM
Re: WiT at BTE! uh... how many women were there??

 
sarahthomas1011 5/7/2015 | 11:33:01 AM
WiT at BTE! Both of theses lunches drew huge audiences as you can see in the pictures. They were pretty impressive. Let's keep the conversation going! I know I've said it before, but I hope all you women in the industry will join us at the Big Telecom Event for our Women in Tech breakfast, where we'll be discussing all the critical issues related to being a woman and getting ahead in our industry. More details and our most excellent speaker line up here:  http://www.bigtelecomevent.com/events/big-telecom-event/custom-113-31b6b86b2fa3432ab89ab7db084ab675.aspx
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