Guest speaker Michele Thornton, senior vice president of BET Networks, will deliver the keynote address, "PowHer Playbook: Strategies for Growth," featuring advice from her first book, "Stratechic: Life and Career Winning Strategies for Women." Thornton serves as the head of Television Sales for Centric TV and BET Soul and was instrumental in the rebranding of Centric as "The First Network Designed for Black Women." Prior to BET, Thornton worked for CNN, HLN, CNN Airport Networks, CNN.com, A&E, The History Channel, and The Weather Channel. Earlier in her career she spent three years in the telecom industry.
"Women in the Channel's networking event has become a must-attend for women interested in advancing their telecom and IT careers and businesses, and it would not be possible without the generosity of sponsors like GENBAND," said WiC President Hilary Gadda, Director of the Telepartner Program at TelePacific Communications. "Our grassroots organization relies on the support of companies like GENBAND that see the value in our educational, mentoring and community outreach programs aimed at empowering women in the channel."
"As a longtime WiC member, I along with my colleagues at GENBAND are extremely proud to support WiC's efforts in advancing causes for women in technology and business," said Bita Milanian, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at GENBAND and WiC Board Member. "This year's conference continues the tradition of great speakers discussing important topics, such as equal pay, that really resonate and reinforce WiC's mission."
The Women in the Channel Networking Event is open to all women attending the Channel Partner's Evolution Expo & Conference. It is FREE to all WiC members and $20 for non-members. To register for the event and/or to become a WiC member, please click here.
Companies interested in sponsoring the event can find more information on the WiC website by clicking here.
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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.com.
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