Posts on Sep 2015

What’s Holding Women Back in the Workplace?

This morning we came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that we wanted to share with you. Titled “What is Holding Women Back in the Workplace” we find this article to be both relevant and helpful for women here at DISH.

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Dana Platin – Professional Coaching Round Table

Dana Platin is a leader, endurance athlete and professional coach who has worked with international training and leadership development programs for nearly 20 years. In this unique talk (session/workshop/lecture), Dana will share the lessons she learned climbing mountains from the Andes to the Rockies while providing insights that can help each woman identify and scale the obstacles in her way. Dana is a seasoned leader and bilingual professional coach. She has a Masters in Public Health and a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) with 20 years of experience coaching individuals with different social and economic backgrounds. Dana was born and raised in New York, went to undergrad at CSU (Fort Collins, CO). Dana went on a 17-year journey as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, South America and later serving as the Deputy Director of the organization. She began her time in Ecuador living 2+ years in an impoverished village located in the northern Andes of Ecuador where she worked with indigenous girls and women on leadership, wellness/health and small business development projects. With your RSVP please provide one major obstacle you would like to tackle in your professional life

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Alden Budill

The DISH Women’s Network is continuing its Leader Series on August 27th.  The next speaker in the series will be Alden Budill, Vice President of Distribution at Discovery Communications. Alden will speak about her professional experiences on Thursday, August 27th at 11 a.m. in Mt. Elbert (Building 2, 1st floor). 

 Alden has over fifteen years of experience with leading media organizations including Discovery Networks, Viacom, Shine Group, Time Warner, the Walt Disney Company, and Yahoo. Alden attended Harvard University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Economics and received her MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Alden also has global media expertise including leadership of successful and innovative growth initiatives in North America, the UK, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Space is limited to the first 175 respondents.

If you have questions, would like to get involved, or want more information please email

We look forward to seeing you on August 27th!

View video of Alden Budill’s talk below

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Debbi Blyth – Chief Information Security Officer of the State of Colorado

In August 2014, Deborah Blyth became the state’s new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), bringing a diverse 25-year technology background including 14 years of information security experience.  As the CISO, she serves as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in Colorado, informing the Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer and executive agency leadership on security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions on IT-related initiatives. Deborah is responsible for determining the strategic and tactical security direction for the State to meet established objectives.

Before joining the state of Colorado, Deborah led the Information Technology Security and Compliance programs at TeleTech (5 years) and Travelport (3 years).  Deborah is a Colorado native, and graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University.

Watch Debbi Blyth’s talk below

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Featured Woman – Tosha Zeitlin

Tosha Zeitlin, Director of Service Management

Each month we aim to recognize a woman who embodies the spirit of the DISH Women’s Network. This month, Michelle and I wanted to feature Tosha Zeitlin. Without Tosha’s support over the past two months, the network website would not exist. She carved time out of her crazy schedule, often working nights, to help us launch From hand drawing potential logos, to sitting for hours with Michelle and I to brainstorm the look and feel of the site, she constantly lead the charge to ensure this website would be industry leading. It was an honor working with such a driven, intelligent woman. For these reasons, and many more, Tosha is our first featured woman of the month. We sat down with her to ask her some questions to give you more insight into who Tosha Zeitlin is as a person and professional, and why we chose to feature her this month. Enjoy.


Who/what is your biggest inspiration?

I am inspired by passionate people, like Steve Jobs, Marissa Mayer, and Sheryl Sanberg to name a few. When someone is able to demonstrate what they are passionate about and let nothing, or anyone, stand

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Featured Articles for Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Articles

We loved these, will you?!

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Sruta Vootukuru

The DISH Women’s Network continues with the third speaker in our Leader Series, Sruta Vootukuru, Sling TV’s Vice President of Business Development and Operations. Sruta will speak about her professional experiences on Wednesday, August 12th at 12 p.m. in Mt. Elbert (Building 2, 1st floor). 

 The arrival of Sling TV escorted a new era in the pay-TV industry, and Sruta has been a big part of that arrival. As the lead for customer service, partner relationships and operational initiatives, she was instrumental in developing operations practices within Sling TV. In her current role as a VP of Business Development and Operations at Sling TV, her continued focus is on forming partnerships for Sling TV through major partners like Google, Microsoft/Xbox, Amazon, Roku, Sony, LG, Samsung, Vizio, Chromecast, amongst others.

View the Video of Sruta’s Leadership Series Talk

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Networking Happy Hour

The DISH Women’s Network invites you to a Networking Happy Hour on September 22nd. Join the Women’s Network for drinks, appetizers and networking at La Sandia from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.This event is open to the first 75 respondents.We look forward to seeing you there!… Read more and comment