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SCTE-Tuck to focus on cable engineering opportunities for women

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 1:37pm
Mike Robuck

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth program will include several events designed to increase the representation of women in cable engineering during this spring's SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program at Dartmouth College.

The SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program will be conducted April 29 through May 4 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College's Hanover, N.H., campus.

The list of scheduled events includes a panel discussion with leading women cable executives and engineers, as well as a networking reception and a luncheon question-and-answer session with executive coach and author Marshall Goldsmith.

"The shortage of women engineers is depriving our industry of a significant pool of talent, just at the time when demand for new services and expertise is increasing," said Cathy Oakes, senior vice president of operations for SCTE. "The inclusion of diversity programs within our SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program, as well as at our Cable Industry Management Development Program with Georgia Tech later in May, is designed to provide women and others with the support they need to choose and thrive in cable engineering careers."

Scheduled for May 2, the panel will discuss ways to help women maximize opportunities in the cable industry. The panel will include, among others, Nomi Bergman, president of Bright House Communications; Yvette Kanouff, president of SeaChange International; and Charlotte Field, senior vice president of infrastructure and operations for national engineering and technical operations at Comcast.

Following a dinner for all participants in the SCTE-Tuck program, there will be a networking reception for women attendees.

On May 4, women attendees will have a private luncheon with Goldsmith, who is a member of the faculty for the SCTE-Tuck program. During the event, Goldsmith will respond to attendees' questions and share insights that are particularly pertinent to women.

Applications are now being accepted for the SCTE-Tuck program, which is open to qualified executives in the United States and abroad. Additional information is available online or by e-mailing execprogram@scte.org. The application deadline is Feb. 15, and class size is limited.

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