The Fiber Broadband Association’s Women in Fiber group partnered with the Federal Communications Bar Association Wednesday on its inaugural Women’s Summit to discuss the importance of workplace diversity, women in leadership roles, and workplace issues that specifically impact women.
The summit included attendees from several different industry groups, including FBA's Women in Fiber, Latinas in Tech, Women in Cable Telecommunications Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter, the Women’s Bar Association of D.C. Senior goverenment officials and industry leaders spoke at the event, and organizers facilitated leadership training; brainstorming sessions on what works and how to replicate it, as well as areas where the industry can do more to support and empower women. There were also presentations from non-profit organizations working to advance girls and women in STEM and related fields.
FBA President and CEO Lisa Youngers, who was a group leader at the summit, praised organizers for creating such a successful event.
“It was a wonderful opportunity to participate and partner with in the FCBA Women’s Summit,” Youngers said. “Not only did the event offer access to insightful industry leaders, it gave attendees the opportunity to talk through some of the challenges that impact us in the workplace and beyond. FBA and Women in Fiber are dedicated to supporting such women’s initiatives. We look forward to partnering with FCBA on future events and projects!”