Women in Broadband: The Next Generation

August 6 – 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm


Megan Beresford

Learn Design Apply Inc.: Director of Broadband Programs

This panel illuminates the pivotal roles and dynamic contributions of women in early to mid-career stages within the telecom industry. As the sector evolves rapidly, these emerging leaders are driving innovation, breaking barriers, and shaping the future of telecommunications. Discussions center on the experiences, aspirations, and challenges still faced by women navigating their careers in telecom. Panelists share personal anecdotes and insights, offering valuable perspectives on topics such as career advancement and skill development. Overall, this panel serves as a platform to celebrate the achievements of women in the telecom industry, while also addressing the ongoing challenges and opportunities for greater gender equality and empowerment.


Niki Carnahan

VETRO: Account Executive

Jackie English-Martin

Bonfire Infrastructure Group: Product Manager

Alisa Valentin, Ph.D.

Public Knowledge: Broadband Policy Director

Claire Ward

NoaNet: Manager of Market Development and Communications