NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 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 inaugural networking breakfast, taking place on Thursday, March 10, in Denver, Colo.

WiC, along with its 26 member companies including many of the leading telecom service providers, vendors and industry associations from across the globe, will be hosting this free event on how to build your own personal brand.

Patty Kummrow, Vice President of the Platform Engineering Group at Intel, will give opening remarks and then join a service provider power panel with Marnie Miron, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Rogers Communications; Cynthia Carpenter, Vice President of Product Management and Business Services at Charter Communications; and Lisa Miller, SVP of Wholesale, Indirect, Inside and Content Sales Channels at Level 3 Communications.

The women will share their personal stories and discuss what it means to build your own personal brand, advocate for yourself, make yourself invaluable to the company outside of just your core job description and always keep advancing. They will also save plenty of time to take your questions.

"We are thrilled to have such an impressive speaker line up joining us in Denver to share their experiences, perspectives and advice," said WiC Director Sarah Thomas. "These are female leaders, each with more than 20 years of experience in the communications industry, who we can all learn a lot from."

To join us in Denver on March 10, register here. We also invite our WiC guests to stay at a discount for the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference taking place immediately after the WiC breakfast at the Cable Center in Denver.

This is Light Reading's seventh Women in Comms networking breakfast, but the first 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 26 members and 21 Board of Advisors.

Member companies include founding partner Intel Corporation; presenting partners Dell, Flex, Nokia and Sprint; silver partners Ciena, CommScope, Fujitsu Network Communications, Parallel Wireless and SAP; service provider partners AT&T, Boingo Wireless, 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), DFW -- Alliance of Technology & Women, IEEE Women in Engineering, Open Networking Lab, OPNFV, NTCA -- The Rural Broadband Association and TM Forum.

For more information and to join Women in Comms, please contact WiC Director Sarah Thomas at or 913-486-9358.

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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