This Friday, March 8, is International Women’s Day, and we spotlight the contributions and achievements of women in Cambium Networks’ business. As an important part of our culture at Cambium Networks, mission is the boss at our organization. Competence and merit rise to lead the organization in all cases, and it is important today to take this moment to recognize great contributions that women have made at Cambium Networks and to the wireless communications industry.

  • Jodie Boeldt, Director of Training and Development, Cambium Networks – Successful people are lifelong learners and invest their time in improving themselves through training and new experiences. Jodie observes, “Investing time in ourselves through learning, both informal and formal, is a key component to discovering new opportunities that can drive business forward by expanding our levels of understanding of the world around us.”
  • Karyn Pastorino, Senior Manager, Global Channel Marketing & Operations, Cambium Networks – Working with our thousands of channel partners around the globe, Karyn has a unique perspective on the evolving role of women in technology. Karyn points out, “Successful companies see the value of differences—different genders, different cultures, different backgrounds. Such a mix provides the basis for growth and prosperity, fresh ideas, and equality.”

Beyond Cambium Networks, we also recognize the contributions of women in the communications industry. Our Connectivity Hero Awards recognize people who share their time and talents to connect the unconnected around the world. Of the 18 winners of this award, the following women are recognized for the changes they have led.

  • Duduzile Mkhwanazi, Project Isizwe – Project Isizwe is a non-profit organization that advocates for and enables the deployment of free Wi-Fi hotspots within walking distance in low-income communities. Under Duduzile’s leadership, Project Isizwe pioneered connecting two mining communities to free Wi-Fi, in partnership with Glencore Mine in Mpumalanga.
  • L. Elizabeth Bowles, Aristotle Inc – Aristotle is currently involved in a number of projects specifically designed to eliminate the digital divide. Much of Elizabeth’s time has been spent working at the Federal level on the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee of the FCC to create model codes that will serve as a guide to states and municipalities to bridge the digital divide.

Successful companies understand clearly their role in culture and time. They need to hire the best people and pay fairly. When the best talent rises to lead, everyone that the organization contacts is better off.