Light Reading Celebrates Women in Telecom, Launches a Quarterly Telecom Breakfast Series

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading (, the market-leading online community for the global communications sector, today officially launched the Women in Telecom breakfast series ( The quarterly series will celebrate the influential group of women in telecom and provide a forum for discussion of important industry issues, as well as an informal setting for women in the industry to meet, exchange ideas and network.     

The initial event will be co-located with the NFV and the Data Center conference ( on Tuesday, September 16 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, CA.

Award-winning entrepreneur, marketing expert, author, and speaker, Monique Hayward, will kick off a discussion around NFV, data centers, and IT and join a panel to be moderated by Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson that includes Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, and guest panelists Anne-Louise Kardas, Manager, Product and Business Development, Sprint, and Bethany Mayer, Senior Vice President/General Manager, Network Functions Virtualization Business, HP.

Light Reading Senior Editor Sarah Reedy, the driving force behind the breakfast series, said, "Light Reading is excited to host the first of what will become a regular event, celebrating and bringing together women in the telecom industry. It will be a great forum for discussion on the industry, networking with other influential women, and a step towards redressing the gender balance in telecom."

To register to attend both the Women in Telecom Breakfast and NFV and the Data Center free of charge, visit:

The next installment of Women in Telecom will take place November 6, 2014 at OSS in the Era of SDN & NFV in London.  For additional information, visit

Sponsorship opportunities for the Women in Telecom breakfast are available. For more information contact:

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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 350,000 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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