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Sarah Thomas
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Matrixx VP Outlines Her Career-Making, Changing Skills
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6/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Technology can be learned, but critical thinking, decision making and verbal communication are the career-making skills that are transferable and crucial in a digital transformation, says Jennifer Kyriakakis, Matrixx Software's co-founder and VP of marketing.
Parallel Wireless Founder Reflects on Tech
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies – past, present and future – as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.
Fujitsu's Sales Director: Be Your Own Champion
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6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Heidi Westbrook, Fujitsu's director of ICP and North American Carrier Sales, shares the secrets to advancing in comms with a work/life balance in tact, including networking, self-advocacy, unapologetically pursuing the next step and more.
Infinera's Treseder: Be Seen, Be Heard, Be Decisive
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5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Lori Treseder, director of mechanical engineering at Infinera, discusses everything from improving power in the data center to empowering young women to pursue technical careers in the comms industry.
Metaswitch VP Talks IMS & Career Refreshes
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5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers are refreshing their IMS and looking for real cloud native IMS functions, according to Micaela Giuhat, Metaswitch's VP of product management, Cloud Native Core, who shares her thoughts on everything from container-based approach to VNFs to her experiences and advice as a leading woman in comms.
Matrixx Founder: Divergent Career Paths Lead to the Top
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5/21/2018  |  1 comment
It's still a struggle to find women for leadership roles in Silicon Valley, but Matrixx Software VP of Marketing and Co-Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis advises women to focus on transferable skills and non-traditional paths to get there.
Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
WiC Panel: Combatting Sexual Harassment in Denver
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5/2/2018  |  1 comment
Executive Producer Janet Leahy, President of Arrow Solutions Kathy Boelter, CEO of Women of Wall Street Karen Ashworth Macfarlane and the Founder and CEO of Corporate Cowgirl Up Wendy Bohling join WiC Director Sarah Thomas in Denver to discuss ways to combat sexual harassment in the workplace, help women advance and level the playing field.
Matrixx Founder Creates Her Own Culture
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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.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/26/2018  |  1 comment
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.
Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
Women of Wall Street CEO Offers Discrimination Solutions
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4/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Blind hiring, raising awareness, encouraging dialogue and ending binding arbitration agreements are a few ways the industry can thwart gender discrimination, says former Wall Street executive Karen MacFarlane.
Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Bohling: Have the Conversation to End Harassment
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4/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Gender consultant and author Wendy Bohling shares her thoughts on why we need to create an atmosphere of transparency, authenticity and accountability to make sure the #metoo movement doesn't ultimately backfire.
Why Now Is the Best Time to Join WiC in Austin
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/3/2018  |  5 comments
It's a great, important time to be a woman in comms and to join our upcoming Transformation Summit in Austin on May 14 (men too!).
Linux Foundation Injects Open Source Into AI
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source organization launches a Deep Learning Foundation to accelerate the market for artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning use cases.
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.
Let's Break the Silence Around Sexual Harassment
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/8/2018  |  1 comment
Keeping quiet about sexual harassment is the worst way to put an end to it.
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.
Another Reason to Promote Women in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
More women in leadership and board positions could help combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Join WiC in Denver as we discuss this and more on March 22.
Comment: loopy lawsuit - Sarah Thomas - 2/15/2018
IBM, Microsoft Duke It Out Over Chief Diversity Hire
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/15/2018  |  5 comments
IBM alleges Microsoft's hire of its Chief Diversity Officer Lindsay-Rae McIntyre violates its non-compete agreement, but should improving diversity be a proprietary process?
Time's Up in Tech: Ending Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Join Women in Comms in Denver on March 22 to discuss how to address and end sexual harassment in the workplace.
Automation Pioneer Blue Prism Grows Its Digital Workforce
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1/30/2018  |  1 comment
The Robotic Processing Automation (RPA) partner to Amazon, Microsoft, Google and IBM says it added 300 new customers in 2017 and saw revenue grow 155%.
Comment: failing fast - Sarah Thomas - 1/29/2018
AT&T VP: LTE to 5G & One That Wasn't Meant to Be
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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.
Tech Still Lacks Diversity, but Don't Blame the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/23/2018  |  1 comment
Tech and media companies are still worst performers in diversity at the executive level, and their female representation is far below what the pipeline suggests it could be, McKinsey finds in its latest diversity report.
AT&T's Sports Boss Shares Her Playbook
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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.
WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.
Comment: More options - Sarah Thomas - 1/3/2018
People in Comms, This WiC Event Is For You!
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10/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Join Women in Comms on Nov. 1 in London for a luncheon geared towards men and how they can be important allies for women in the workplace.
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.
Trump Commits $200M to Improving STEM in Schools
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9/25/2017  |  1 comment
Daughter Ivanka is leading initiative to give $200 million in annual grant funding to expand STEM and computer science education in schools 'with diversity in mind.'
Survey Says: Women in Comms Tell All
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results of Women in Comms' first survey are in, and they show that the more things change, the more they stay the same (among many other things!).
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
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9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the pulse of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a woman in today's next-gen comms industry.
Comment: the Google gap - Sarah Thomas - 9/15/2017
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WiC in Denver: What's the Matter With Tech?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/12/2017  |  1 comment
Join WiC for its fourth networking breakfast in Denver on Thursday, Sept. 28, where we'll come together to discuss why the future is brighter than ever for women in tech.
WiCipedia: Tech in Africa, Female CEOs & Bingeworthy TV
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9/8/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: why you may want to consider a move to Africa; C-level women come out of retirement; encouraging your daughters to pursue STEM; and more.
CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
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9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.
ETSI: AI Will Minimize Network Over-Engineering
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8/30/2017  |  2 comments
Automation is still a few years out for most operators who are in the early days of using AI to manage their networks more efficiently.
Uber's New Boss? Expedia CEO Is Chosen One
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8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has reportedly won the board's vote to be Uber's next CEO, if he's ready to accept the challenge, that is.
Comment: Uber CEO search - Sarah Thomas - 8/25/2017
WiCipedia: Pao Resets; Fowler Goes Supreme
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8/25/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Ellen Pao shares an excerpt from her revealing new book; Susan Fowler fights class action waivers; Uber's financials grow despite its drama; and more.
Qualcomm Lays Out AI Vision of the Future
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8/22/2017  |  2 comments
With the help of recently acquired startup Scyfer, Qualcomm plans to embed AI in all manner of devices, including cars.
Comment: automation - Sarah Thomas - 8/21/2017
Cisco Engineer Shares Her Top Tech Trends
Mentor Monday  | 
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.
Comment: pay it forward - Sarah Thomas - 8/16/2017
VMware VP Brings Women Up With Her
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8/16/2017  |  1 comment
It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMware.
Comment: race is on - Sarah Thomas - 8/15/2017
IBM: Wait Is Over for Deep Learning
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8/14/2017  |  1 comment
Or at least significantly shorter, thanks to IBM's recent breakthrough in deep learning performance, as IBM Fellow Hillery Hunter explains to Light Reading.
Comment: CEO search - Sarah Thomas - 8/11/2017
Uber Investor Sues to Kick Kalanick Off Board
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8/11/2017  |  2 comments
Benchmark Capital wants to remove ousted CEO Kalanick from the Uber board and curtail his alleged plans to stack it with loyalists and return to the company after a leave of absence.
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Google Fires Engineer Over Gender Manifesto
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8/8/2017  |  34 comments
Google terminates the engineer who wrote a ten-page memo criticizing the company's diversity practices and blaming gender imbalance on psychological differences.
Open Source Champion Zannos Joins Inocybe
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8/7/2017  |  Post a comment
John Zannos, formerly of Canonical, has joined Inocybe as chief revenue officer as the company expands into San Francisco, Boston and London.
Ovum: Women Poised to Close Tech Skills Gap
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8/7/2017  |  3 comments
Representation of women faculty at the collegiate level is improving, and so is the number of female students -- good news for the tech industry as it faces a huge talent shortage.
Comment: Uber CEO - Sarah Thomas - 8/3/2017
Uber Does Housekeeping Amongst CEO Strategizing
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8/3/2017  |  2 comments
Uber's search for a new CEO continues as its list of candidates narrows; those left inside work to improve their culture, starting with how managers do employee reviews.

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