Women in the Channel connects female leaders in the telecom and IT channels for the purpose of collaborating to grow our businesses, support each other as women and mentor each other.
The emergence of outsourcing as a leading business strategy means businesses more than ever are looking to trusted advisors to help them sort out what IT needs they can meet in-house vs. outsource and women are excellent at listening and gathering resources to answer those questions. As our industry shifts to true convergence utilizing multiple providers crossing the old traditional network vs. hardware vs. software lines, women are uniquely positioned to use our collaborative instincts to discover and implement the new changes. Taking a leadership role in pioneering these solutions will help women advance their own businesses or be recognized for advancement within the corporate structure.
That’s why JSA has teamed with Women in the Channel to bring a unique program to Telecom Exchange NYC focused on advancing women in telecom and IT careers. The 2-hour breakfast (8 AM – 10 AM – in the Library) will offer female attendees an opportunity to learn strategies for building their confidence and connections to position them for leadership.
This interactive session will include a dynamic panel, brainstorming, group discussions, live polling, suggested actions and networking – all designed to promote self-reflection, dispel myths, showcase successful women and suggest next steps for a more fulfilling career in telecom and IT. We are expecting 75+ telecom channel and industry leaders to join the fast-paced two-hour session, beginning with a half-hour of networking and complimentary breakfast fare.
Our all-star panel of women-in- tech leaders will offer inspiration and advice for how to empower women from the top down and the bottom up inside every tech organization.
Moderator – Tricia Wurts, Founder & President of Wurts & Associates Inc. (W&A)
Speaker – Joti Balani – Head of Product, Cross River Fiber
Speaker – Cissy George, Former COO at NobelBiz and Executive Director at Verizon
About Women in the Channel (WiC)
Established in 2010, Women in the Channel is a grassroots organization made up of women who are in leadership, ownership and revenue generating roles in the alternate sales channel sector of the telecommunications industry. Month after month, these women are responsible for generating sales for their companies and creating wealth for their families. WiC members are wives and mothers and sisters, and a high percentage of us are the main breadwinners in our families. WiC brings together this group because in an industry that is growing, expanding and changing the number of women at such levels is not matching that growth. To learn more and to become a member, please visit www.womeninthechannel.org.