Honoring women in wireline leadership roles
In our fourth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom is celebrating those women leaders who are making their mark in the industry through their work developing products and innovations or serving as advocates for specific technologies or service provider groups.
In one area, we highlighted women executives at AT&T (NYSE: T), Verizon (NYSE: VZ), and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL). The women leaders we cite at these companies are playing instrumental roles in helping to integrate new assets and expanding their networks to serve a host of new IP-enabled services such as IPTV, broadband, and Ethernet for consumers and business customers.
But we also highlight leaders at other providers: for example, Rachel Hack, Community Manager at Google Fiber (Nasdaq: GOOG) is working to educate communities that it has targeted to deliver its 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) services.
No less important are organizations like the Mass Broadband Initiative (MBI) and COMPTEL. Through its efforts, MBI is helping to extend broadband services to underserved and unserved parts of Southern and Western Massachusetts, while COMPTEL continues in its role as an advocate for competitive service providers.
What this all says is the wireline segment of the telecom industry is multi-faceted and women executives are playing a big part in the present and future success.