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Light Reading

June 15, 2016 09:00 ET

Join Women in Comms, Intel, XO, Vodafone, Windstream & Zayo for Breakfast in Denver

"How Companies Can Marry Culture With Progressive Policies" Is Focus of Fall Breakfast

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 15, 2016) - Women in Comms (WiC), the not-for-profit, independent initiative providing information, networking, mentorship, access to jobs and support for women in the next-gen communications industry founded by Light Reading, is pleased to invite you to our fall networking breakfast, taking place on Wednesday, September 14, in Denver, Colo.

WiC, along with its 27 member companies including many of the leading telecom service providers, vendors and industry associations from across the globe, will be hosting this free event to discuss and debate how companies can marry culture with progressive policies in order to support and empower women.

On the morning of September 14, a powerful panel of women leaders will discuss the intersection of company culture and progressive policies: what it looks like and how to achieve it in a meaningful way, regardless of where your company is starting out today.

Panelists include Beth Lackey, Senior Vice President, Carrier Operations, Windstream; Megan Doberneck, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Vodafone Americas; Nicola Jackson, Vice President, Marketing, XO Communications; and Sandi Mays, Executive Vice President, Tranzact, IT, Big Data and Billing, Client Services Management, Zayo.

"Our panelists will share their personal stories and discuss how progressive policies can enable employees to achieve a meaningful work-life balance, and how company culture can support employees in taking advantage of these policies," said WiC Director Sarah Thomas. "We can all learn a lot from these influential women, and they will save plenty of time to take your questions."

To join us in Denver on September 14, register here: We also invite our WiC guests to stay at a discount for the NFV & Carrier SDN: SDN Integration in the Virtualized Realm event taking place immediately after the WiC breakfast at The Curtis Hotel in Denver. Enter discount code WICPR for 20% off if you do not already qualify for complimentary admission.

This is Light Reading's ninth Women in Comms networking breakfast, and the third of four quarterly events to be hosted by Women in Comms as an independent non-profit. WiC launched in January 2016 with 21 inaugural members and has since grown to include 27 members and 21 Board of Advisor members

Member companies include founding partner Intel Corporation; presenting partners Dell, Flex, Nokia and Sprint; silver partners Ciena, Cisco, CommScope, Fujitsu Network Communications, Hitachi Consulting, Infinera, Ixia, NetCracker, NetNumber, Parallel Wireless, RedKnee and SAP; service provider partners AT&T, Boingo Wireless, CenturyLink, Charter Communications, Hyperoptic Ltd., Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Rogers Communications, TalkTalk PLC and Vodafone Americas; and partner organizations Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS), CloudNOW, DFW -- Alliance of Technology & Women, IEEE Women in Engineering, Open Networking Foundation, Open Networking Lab, OPNFV, NTCA -- The Rural Broadband Association, Small Cell Forum and TM Forum.

For more information and to join Women in Comms, please contact Julie Muroff at or 908-456-0560.

About Women in Comms
Light Reading's Women in Comms is an independent, 501(c) not-for-profit organization with support from the largest comms companies across the globe. The organization will focus on providing information, networking, mentorship, access to jobs and support for women in the next-gen communications industry with the ultimate goals of empowering women, championing change and redressing the industry's gender balance.

About Light Reading
Light Reading ( combines its research-led online communities and targeted events portfolio to help those in the global communications industry make informed decisions. is the ultimate source for telecom analysis for more than 400,000 subscribers each month, leading the media sector in terms of traffic, content and reputation. Light Reading produces targeted communications events and focused one-day conferences each year for cable, mobile and wireline executives across five continents.

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