We know, we know – you totally have your breakfast routine down to a science (particularly when you are attending a trade show). After all, that omelet you scarf down at 7 a.m. or that bagel with cream cheese you grab at 6 a.m. needs to last you through what can quickly become a 12-hour day on the expo floor.
Well, if you are joining us for ITEXPO East 2012 in Miami, Fla., this week, and you are the lone female attending with all your male colleagues (yes, we have spotted you!), then ditch the dudes and join your fellow tech ladies at the “Women in Wireless and Telecom Breakfast at 4GWE and ITEXPO (News - Alert),” taking place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 2.
“Share the power and motivation of being successful women in the wireless and telecommunications industries with breakfast and short success story talks by each sponsor at 4GWE (4G Wireless Evolution and ITEXPO East),” event co-creator Suzanne Bowen, vice president of business development and marketing for AstraCom, shared online.
But, if you need a few more reasons to socialize with some of the leading ladies in technology (aside from getting a great breakfast before a busy trade show day) then keep reading.
Take a Stab at Breaking the Glass Ceiling
Whether we want to admit it or not, women still have a ways to go when it comes to making an even bigger splash in the male dominated tech world. From the Mark Zuckerbergs to the Steve Wozniaks to the Steve Jobses, the industry is rife with male names and women are still scrambling to get to the top of the corporate tech ladder. By attending the “Women in Wireless and Telecom Breakfast,” women can be surrounded by some of the best in their field and be reminded of where passion and drive can take them. Perhaps more importantly, they can come up with strategies together on how to break the glass ceiling.
Enjoy Networking Opportunities
It is never easier to network than when you are doing it over coffee and croissants and with women who are there to network as well. Looking for that next job? Then gab with the woman to your left. Looking for advice how to break in to a different tech sector? Then mosey on over to that woman on the other side of the room who works in the cloud sector. The women in telecom breakfast brings together the best and the brightest in the industry who are all together eager to share insights and ready to schmooze.
Renew Your Spirit
The technology field demands innovation from its employees as concepts like cloud and M2M are burgeoning rapidly and need greater attention. Accordingly, women who are looking to have their spirits and minds invigorated should attend the breakfast. By getting different perspectives, hearing about different companies and meeting new people, you are giving yourself the chance to get inspired and bring the next best strategy back to your company. You are also reminded that just when you think you have brought all you can to your particular job post, there are ways to reinvent the wheel and your contributions to your company as well.
The “Women in Wireless and Telecom Breakfast at 4GWE and ITEXPO” is taking place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. EST Thursday, Feb. 2. in room D234 at the Miami Convention Center.
Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO East 2012, taking place Jan. 31-Feb. 3 2012, in Miami, FL. ITEXPO offers an educational program to help corporate decision makers select the right IP-based voice, video, fax and unified communications solutions to improve their operations. It's also where service providers learn how to profitably roll out the services their subscribers are clamoring for – and where resellers can learn about new growth opportunities. For more information on registering for ITEXPO registration click here.
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Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication's social media initiatives. Carrie holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and a bachelor's degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jennifer Russell