TIA's Women's Reception

Women Reception

Women in Communications Reception: Mobility Brings STEAM Heat to Education

Featured Keynote:

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Chief Technologist
Federal Trade Commission

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Date/Time: November 14, 2016 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Hotel Monaco, Washington, DC, Paris Room

Thanks to all who attended the Reception! It was fun, insightful, and important, and we look forward to the next such event. Please contact twalsh@tiaonline.org with any ideas for how we can help young women, as well as women with established careers in communications, through our upcoming events and other activities.

NOTE: Registration contributions will be donated to the organization “Girls who Code."

Communications networks and systems are the connective tissue which can – if properly utilized- bridge the divides of education and opportunity.  STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) education is a key component in developing the creative and innovative young minds of today for the job market needs of tomorrow.  STEAM over mobile offers a way to impart knowledge across cities, countries and contents to millions who before did not have such access.  

This evening celebrates women leaders in the communications industry, their personal stories, and the STEAM initiatives of the companies they represent.


5:30 - 6:15 p.m. - Networking

6:15 - 6:30 p.m. - Keynote: Lorrie Faith Cranor, Chief Technologist, U.S. Federal Trade Commission

6:30 - 6:50 p.m. - Women in Technology Panel

  • Jennifer Sims, CEO, Power & Telephone Supply Co. (Moderator)
  • Jill Pender, Chief Legislative Policy Counsel, Office of Legislative Affairs, U.S. Federal Communications Commission
  • Jennifer Warren, Vice President, Technology Policy and Regulation, Lockheed Martin
  • Victoria Obenshain,Vice President, Business Development, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America
  • Marie Sylla, Vice President, Federal Government and External Affairs, T-Mobile

6:50 - 8:00 p.m. - Networking

Contact: events@tiaonline.org

Women Reception Invite

Keynote Speaker:

Lorrie Faith Cranor
Chief Technologist
Federal Trade Commission
Lorrie Faith Cranor joined the US Federal Trade Commission as Chief Technologist in January 2016. She is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University where she is a Professor of Computer Science and of Engineering and Public Policy, Director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS), and Co-director of the MSIT-Privacy Engineering masters program. She also co-founded Wombat Security Technologies, an information security awareness training company. Cranor has authored over 150 research papers on online privacy and usable security, and has played a central role in establishing the usable privacy and security research community, including her founding of the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security. She was previously a researcher at AT&T Labs-Research. Cranor holds a doctorate in Engineering and Policy from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a Fellow of the ACM and IEEE.