WASHINGTON – The Fiber Broadband Association (FBA) today announced the launch of its Women in Fiber Committee to further provide FBA members with resources to identify, develop and promote women in the fiber broadband industry and highlight the link between female leadership and improved business performance.
The development of the Women in Fiber Committee stems from the success of FBA's Women in Fiber Working Group that was created in 2014 for female members to share professional development resources and opportunities. By formalizing the Group into a Committee, FBA will devote more resources to the cause and provide more structured programs. The Women in Fiber Committee is led by Chair Alexa Edens, KGPCo’s Senior Director of Cloud Service Providers, and includes five subcommittees: Association Partnerships; Events; Professional Development and Mentorship; Social Media and Marketing; and STEM Promotion for Women and Girls.
One of the first resources the Women in Fiber Committee will offer is a quarterly webinar series to present expert advice on issues facing the industry, workplace, country and world. The first webinar of the series, “The Road to Women in Fiber: Diversity, Mentorship & Networking,” is scheduled for Thursday, January 27, at 1:00pm EST, and will feature Allison Philbert, CEO of Digicel Jamaica. Philbert is a 20-year telecom leader with a wealth of experience advising companies on technology innovation and business transformation. The webinar discussion will explore themes that impact every professional—especially women—including diversity, networking, mentorship and entrepreneurship. Click here to register for the webinar.
To learn more about the Women in Fiber Committee, visit www.fiberbroadband.org/women-in-fiber or contact Jennifer Vassil at [email protected].
Read the full press release here.
Fiber Broadband Association