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.

Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms

July 25, 2017

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WiC Radio: Tune In to Hear the Ovum Outlook

An oft-cited reason for the lack of women in tech careers is the small pool of those with STEM-related degrees to draw from. Women get discouraged away from STEM much earlier than the collegiate level, but the ramifications are often first seen in universities.

For example, according to the National Science Foundation, women earned more than 57% of bachelor's degrees in the last ten years, but those with STEM, or science, technology, engineering or math-related degrees, fell to below 20%. The tide may be changing as a younger generation rejects stereotypes and embraces STEM and an emphasis is put on recruiting and retaining women, but there's no doubt there's more work to be done. (See STEMing the Decline: Scientists Appeal to the Next Generation and WiC Poll: Start Young to Improve the Pipeline.)

Register for WiC's Radio Show, "The Ovum Outlook: Women in Tech," on Wednesday, August 2 at 11 a.m. EST right here. Be sure to introduce yourself on the message boards!

As the director of research and analysis for Ovum Ltd. and a principal analyst on Ovum's higher education team, Nicole Engelbert has a unique perspective into both the technologies driving the industry forward today and the collegiate landscape that is feeding into our industry. Engelbert, a former director of admissions at Plaza College in New York, has helped colleges and universities globally leverage technology to improve their recruitment, retention and graduation performance.

Engelbert will be sharing her point of view, garnered over 23 years in the telecom industry, with Women in Comms on a live radio show coming up on Wednesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. EST (8:00 a.m. PST). She will share with us her perspectives on women in tech, starting at the collegiate level, as well as share original Ovum research on the technologies women should be betting on to keep advancing in their careers today. It will be an enlightening, interactive live chat that you won't want to miss.

Register here to join us next Wednesday, August 2, at 11:00 a.m. EST. Have your questions for Engelbert ready to go, and we'll see you on the message boards!

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Sarah Thomas

Director, Women in Comms

Sarah Thomas's love affair with communications began in 2003 when she bought her first cellphone, a pink RAZR, which she duly "bedazzled" with the help of superglue and her dad.

She joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 and has been covering mobile technologies ever since. Sarah got her start covering telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard (her cussin' upset the clients) and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (where she was Chief Hot-Tub Correspondent), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC.

As Editorial Operations Director, a role she took on in January 2015, Sarah is responsible for the day-to-day management of the non-news content elements on Light Reading.

Sarah received her Bachelor's in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She lives in Chicago with her 3DTV, her iPad and a drawer full of smartphone cords.

Away from the world of telecom journalism, Sarah likes to dabble in monster truck racing, becoming part of Team Bigfoot in 2009.

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