WCA to Launch 'Women's Wireless Network' at WCA 2001

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wireless Communications Association

    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Wireless
 Communications Association (WCA) today announced that FCC Commissioner Susan
 Ness will be the featured speaker at a dinner launching the "Women's Wireless
 Network" for professional advancement within the fixed wireless broadband
 access industry.  The initiative is part of WCA's annual show WCA 2001:
 Broadband Now! which runs from June 24 to 27 at Boston's World Trade Center
 and Seaport Hotel.
     "The Women's Wireless Network is a new, year-round forum within the WCA
 for women in fixed wireless broadband to foster leadership and other executive
 growth during a period of enormous industry transition," commented WCA
 President Andrew Kreig.  "We are honored to launch this with the participation
 of Commissioner Ness, who has been a dynamic leader on cutting-edge issues
 since her appointment in 1994."
     The evening reception, dinner and a panel discussion on June 24 are
 intended to foster increased opportunities for female executives.  According
 to a major study published last month by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of
 the University of Pennsylvania, women currently comprise only 13% of the top
 executives and 9% of the board of directors members of the nation's leading
 media, telecom and e-commerce companies.  An even smaller percentage of women
 have the titles of chairman, CEO or president, the study said.
     Former WCA Board of Directors member Julie Dodd Thomas, Principal of
 Cogent Consulting in California, is chair of the Women's Wireless Network host
 committee and of a panel discussion following the commissioner's speech.  "The
 Women's Wireless Network's mission is to provide a year-round opportunity for
 professionals to network, support and recognize each other -- leading to more
 personal and professional growth for women within the fixed wireless
 industry," Dodd Thomas said.
     Meetings of the Women's Wireless Network will be opportunities to hear
 from motivational speakers and successful women in the industry and to network
 with for professional advancement.  Attendees at the first meeting will
 discuss industry needs, elect officers and prioritize follow-up activities.
 Members will receive such benefits as peer-to-peer training and notice of job
 openings, thereby advancing both personal and professional growth.  Those
 interested in these goals are invited to join.
     "The fixed wireless industry is fraught with challenges and change," said
 Dodd Thomas.  "Growth and expansion of the industry depends upon talented,
 trained individuals who utilize the technology to meet community needs for
 broadband communication and entertainment services."
     The WCA's annual show is the premier business conference and exhibition
 devoted exclusively to fixed wireless broadband access.  This renowned
 conference and exhibition convenes data, voice and video communications
 experts from around the world to discuss market strategies, emerging
 technologies, new applications and financing/regulatory options.  The show is
 scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the Boston World Trade Center, with a special
 international forum to be held on June 24 and the official opening on June 25.
 
     About the Women's Wireless Network
     For more information on the Women's Wireless Network, contact Julie Dodd
 Thomas by email at: cogentco@pacbell.net.  To register for the founding dinner
 meeting (at a $25 cost), visit WCA's website: http://www.wcai.com .  A photo
 and biography of Commissioner Ness are available from the WCA or FCC.
 
     About the Wireless Communications Association
     Founded in 1988, the WCA is the principal non-profit trade association
 representing the fixed wireless broadband industry.  The WCA's mission is to
 foster the growth of fixed broadband wireless worldwide, including voice,
 data, Internet, e-commerce and video applications.  WCA's membership of 470
 companies includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants
 from six continents.  The WCA's 14th annual business conference and exhibition
 "WCA 2001:  Broadband Now!" is scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the World Trade
 Center in Boston, MA.  The show features approximately 200 expert speakers and
 the industry's largest exhibit floor (now nearly sold out despite a 70%
 increase in space since last year).  For details and registration, visit:
 http:/www.wcai.com .
 
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    WASHINGTON, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- The Wireless
 Communications Association (WCA) today announced that FCC Commissioner Susan
 Ness will be the featured speaker at a dinner launching the "Women's Wireless
 Network" for professional advancement within the fixed wireless broadband
 access industry.  The initiative is part of WCA's annual show WCA 2001:
 Broadband Now! which runs from June 24 to 27 at Boston's World Trade Center
 and Seaport Hotel.
     "The Women's Wireless Network is a new, year-round forum within the WCA
 for women in fixed wireless broadband to foster leadership and other executive
 growth during a period of enormous industry transition," commented WCA
 President Andrew Kreig.  "We are honored to launch this with the participation
 of Commissioner Ness, who has been a dynamic leader on cutting-edge issues
 since her appointment in 1994."
     The evening reception, dinner and a panel discussion on June 24 are
 intended to foster increased opportunities for female executives.  According
 to a major study published last month by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of
 the University of Pennsylvania, women currently comprise only 13% of the top
 executives and 9% of the board of directors members of the nation's leading
 media, telecom and e-commerce companies.  An even smaller percentage of women
 have the titles of chairman, CEO or president, the study said.
     Former WCA Board of Directors member Julie Dodd Thomas, Principal of
 Cogent Consulting in California, is chair of the Women's Wireless Network host
 committee and of a panel discussion following the commissioner's speech.  "The
 Women's Wireless Network's mission is to provide a year-round opportunity for
 professionals to network, support and recognize each other -- leading to more
 personal and professional growth for women within the fixed wireless
 industry," Dodd Thomas said.
     Meetings of the Women's Wireless Network will be opportunities to hear
 from motivational speakers and successful women in the industry and to network
 with for professional advancement.  Attendees at the first meeting will
 discuss industry needs, elect officers and prioritize follow-up activities.
 Members will receive such benefits as peer-to-peer training and notice of job
 openings, thereby advancing both personal and professional growth.  Those
 interested in these goals are invited to join.
     "The fixed wireless industry is fraught with challenges and change," said
 Dodd Thomas.  "Growth and expansion of the industry depends upon talented,
 trained individuals who utilize the technology to meet community needs for
 broadband communication and entertainment services."
     The WCA's annual show is the premier business conference and exhibition
 devoted exclusively to fixed wireless broadband access.  This renowned
 conference and exhibition convenes data, voice and video communications
 experts from around the world to discuss market strategies, emerging
 technologies, new applications and financing/regulatory options.  The show is
 scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the Boston World Trade Center, with a special
 international forum to be held on June 24 and the official opening on June 25.
 
     About the Women's Wireless Network
     For more information on the Women's Wireless Network, contact Julie Dodd
 Thomas by email at: cogentco@pacbell.net.  To register for the founding dinner
 meeting (at a $25 cost), visit WCA's website: http://www.wcai.com .  A photo
 and biography of Commissioner Ness are available from the WCA or FCC.
 
     About the Wireless Communications Association
     Founded in 1988, the WCA is the principal non-profit trade association
 representing the fixed wireless broadband industry.  The WCA's mission is to
 foster the growth of fixed broadband wireless worldwide, including voice,
 data, Internet, e-commerce and video applications.  WCA's membership of 470
 companies includes the industry's leading carriers, vendors and consultants
 from six continents.  The WCA's 14th annual business conference and exhibition
 "WCA 2001:  Broadband Now!" is scheduled from June 24 to 27 at the World Trade
 Center in Boston, MA.  The show features approximately 200 expert speakers and
 the industry's largest exhibit floor (now nearly sold out despite a 70%
 increase in space since last year).  For details and registration, visit:
 http:/www.wcai.com .
 
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