Women of NATE (WON) representatives recently met with FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr and FCC Policy Advisor Evan Swartztrauber at the FCC Headquarters in Washington, DC to exchange views on key industry topics.
Commissioner Carr visited with members of WON, Andy Lee, Vice President of Operations, Lee Antenna & Line Service, Inc.; Miranda Allen, CEO, Radiofrequency Safety International; Shama Ray, CEO and Owner, Above All Tower Climbing, LLC; Therese O’Brien, National Account Executive, Tessco Technologies; Heather Gastelum, Sr. Manager, National Tower Safety & Operations, T-Mobile; and Paula Nurnberg, Chief Operating Officer, National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE).
The topics of discussion included broadening nationwide telecom career path opportunities, workforce development and training, growth of women in technology, and the opportunities afforded, therein. Carr was also provided with first-hand accounts of women in the telecommunications industry.
“Safety was at the forefront of all topics throughout the discussion,” stated Andy Lee, Chairwoman of WON. Miranda Allen, WON member, said, “Ultimately, WON wants to provide women equal access, embrace opportunities, and come home safely at the end of the day.”
“It was an honor to meet with Commissioner Carr to discuss Women of NATE programs, initiatives, and opportunities,” added Lee. “We appreciate the leadership role Commissioner Carr is holding at the FCC to streamline wireless infrastructure deployments, promote the expansion of rural broadband and support workforce development initiatives.”
The mission of the WON program is to foster an exchange of ideas, expertise, and camaraderie among the National Association of Tower Erectors .
To learn more about WON and their various programs, visit the NATE website, www.natehome.com.