Welcome to WWLF
The Women's Wireless Leadership Forum (WWLF) is a volunteer association for professional women in the wireless communications industry. Through WWLF's events, members share their expertise, broaden their contacts, and advance their career opportunities. WWLF celebrates the experience of the many successful women in the communications industry.
Call for Nominations for WWLF Board of Directors - Election for 2019-2020 Term
WWLF is proud to introduce IMPACT…
Our mission at Women's Wireless Leadership Forum is to provide networking opportunities, educational enhancement and career development for all women in the wireless industry. To serve our membership and ensure that members receive considerable value for annual subscriptions, we have decided to offer a NEW BENEFIT…IMPACT
IMPACT is a Women Wireless Leadership Forum’s Discussion Group
The purpose of this group is to facilitate a meeting of the minds and foster discussion to support, empower and enrich the lives of our members.
Let’s…Meet New People
Let’s…Learn Something New
Let’s…Encourage Each Other
Let’s…POSITIVELY IMPACT EACH OTHER’S LIVES
Interested in Training? TEC, The Telecommunications Education Center, provides courses designed to improve career development opportunities and on-the-job proficiencies for members of the telecommunications workforce. Below are the TEC Upcoming Courses:
· November 28: DAS & Small Cell Basics
· December 5: Macro Site Fundamentals
· December 12: 5G Outlook
· December 19: 5G Technologies
For additional details, visit https://wia.org/landing/tec.php
The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) Foundation will host the inaugural Mobile Infrastructure Hall of Fame Ceremony on Wednesday, November 14 at the Washington Hilton. The ceremony will honor trailblazers who have shaped the wireless infrastructure landscape and support the Foundation’s mission to create a stronger wireless workforce through training and education. Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai, will deliver opening remarks.
The first class of inductees includes: Neville R. Ray, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile; Steven E. Bernstein, founder and former Chief Executive Officer of SBA Communications; Steven B. Dodge, founder and former Chief Executive Officer of American Tower; John P. Kelly, former Chief Executive Officer of Crown Castle and José R. Mas, Chief Executive Officer of MasTec.
Each honoree will be inducted by a distinguished industry representative or a key policymaker. The roster of inductors includes the Chairman, President and CEO of American Tower Corporation, James Taiclet; President and CEO of Crown Castle, Jay Brown; President and CEO of SBA Communications, Jeffrey Stoops.
“This event is about paying tribute to the pioneers of the industry,” said WIA President and CEO Jonathan Adelstein, “and paying it forward with proceeds going to the WIA Foundation’s initiatives to train the wireless workforce that will carry our industry into the future.”
Announcing 2018 our WWLF Fellowship Award Winners
The Women's Wireless Leadership Forum is proud to announce Ashli Fuselier, fellowship winner with mentor Debra Mercier; and Rebecca Gray, fellowship winner with mentor Lynn Whitcher.
Meet the 2018 WWLF Fellowship Award Winners
“Thank You for attending the WWLF Networking Event at the 2018 Connect (X) Connectivity Expo”
The Women’s Wireless Leadership Forum would like to thank you for attending our Networking Event at the 2018 Connect (X) Connectivity Expo. We hope you enjoyed the experience, you had fun, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event whether that’s at one of our networking events, educational events or IMPACT, our Discussion Group meeting.
We would also like to thank all our Sponsors- our Annual Sponsors as well as our Event Sponsors- Crown Castle, Gabe Wireless Solutions, Aria Services, Inc, Stout and Company as well as TelTech Group, LLC. We truly appreciate your support.
WWLF celebrates Women's History Month
Women’s History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. It is celebrated during March in the United States. Join us in recognizing and celebrating! Enjoy our video celebrating Women's History Month
The Women's Wireless Leadership Forum wins the Award for Organization with the Biggest Impact.
On Thursday November 30, 2017, the Women's Wireless Leadership Forum (“WWLF”) won the Award for “Organization with the Biggest Impact” at The California Wireless Association (“CALWA”) Holiday Gala & Awards Ceremony.
First, we would like to congratulate CALWA on celebrating their 10th Anniversary. We are grateful to them as a State Wireless Association as they continue to raise awareness of the benefits of the wireless industry and their promotion of it. They have been hugely instrumental in bringing a unified voice to the wireless industry.
Second, WWLF is extremely honored to receive such an important award as we work toward supporting women in this industry and keeping them connected. Thank you for selecting WWLF among all the other well-deserving organizations.
Our members deserve to have a competitive edge on this ever-evolving wireless stage so with your help, WWLF is committed: Firstly, to the Enrichment of women through training and professional development opportunities. Secondly, to the Advancement of women across all disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning our Members at the forefront of the wireless world!
Thank you to our Members, Sponsors and dedicated Volunteers for helping us to fulfill our mission and thank you again to CALWA for recognizing our achievements.
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
We are seeking speakers for our upcoming regional and national events. Our forums and speaker engagements will focus on topics that are dynamic, inspirational, and visionary to facilitate the sharing of best practices, to allow educational enhancement and career development for all women in the wireless industry.
Please complete our speaker application today: WWLF Speaker Application.docx
Meet WWLF's Newest Executive Directors!
Blair Bode as our returning Executive Director of Industry Relations
Beth Martindale as our Executive Director of Brand Management
Beth Usher as our Executive Director of Membership Co-Chair
Laura Lora as our Executive Director of Events
Victoria Weidenthaler as our Executive Director of Programs
Events Team Update
At WWLF, we understand the need and appreciate the importance of in-market events and networking opportunities to our members. To that end, we have appointed Laura Lora as our Executive Director of Events and we have re-structured into four (4) regions nationwide: Central, West, Southeast, and Northeast. Along with Laura, we have engaged a strong Events Leadership team. Each region will be led by a Regional Director as follows:
Central Region: Leslie Freeman
West Region: Stella Bezabeh
Southeast Region: Deborah Battaglia
Northeast Region: Ashley DeCabia
Thanks to our Wonderful Volunteers!
There are alot more of you not in the photo but nevertheless our WWLF Leadership thanks you!
Thank you all so much for your incredible dedication of time and effort to make our 2017 Reception at WIS, our photo booth and booth at the Exhibit Hall such a huge success. A million thanks to each and every one of you!
Thank you for attending all our 2018 Events.
We continue to receive overwhelmingly positive feedback on our events and we are energized to continue hosting educations and networking events.
We Want to Hear From You
We truly appreciate the continued support from our members. Do you have a questions, feedback, ideas or recommendations that you’d like to share with us? We’d like to hear from you.
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