Posts on Apr 2016

Leadership team grows!

When Paris approached me about helping with the Women’s Network in January of 2015 I never imagined it would grow into such a phenomenal network. Her vision and drive brought us to launch and we have since added over 480 members and two chapters. As we look towards the future at DISH we are continually excited to see the progress and empowerment of women in the workforce.

With that, we are excited to bring on nine additional team members. This team will help drive our pillars and better serve the woman at DISH. These women and their support teams are volunteering their time and talent to help this network expand and we are grateful for their willingness to serve. The leadership of our peers continues to  impress us and we are thrilled to welcome these women to the team.


President: Paris Bradley

Vice President: Michelle Calkins

Book Club Manager: Karen Modlin

Digital Manager: Fatima Azamtarrahian

Membership Management Team

  •  Internal Membership Manager: Rachel Weinstein
  • External Membership Manager: Tina Wisler
  • Community Outreach Manager: Harsimrat Kandhari (Sim)


Media Manager: Kyler Turnball

Events Manager: Samantha Velarde

HR Manager: Megan Donnelly



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Equal Pay Day

Today is “Equal Pay Day” in the US. Wait, it’s what day? Today marks how far into 2016 women have to work (on average) to earn what men earned in 2015. Right now, women make about 79 cents for every dollar earned by men. To learn more read The Skimm’s article here.

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Gals Who Golf (or at least try to)

– Guest Writer, Christie Groves 

I originally learned to golf for business purposes. In that particular tournament, I was one of three women playing out of over 75 people. I’m still baffled today when people seem so surprised when I tell them I can golf. Now, let me be realistic here… I use that sentence, “I can golf” very loosely. I can hit the ball. Sometimes it goes far, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it goes straight, most of the time it doesn’t. My point is that I enjoy it and I know there are more women out there at DISH who enjoy it too!

Back in the good ‘ol days (as my father would put it), DISH held the DISH Open golf tournament in which our Executive Leadership would get together for a day full of fun for a great cause. For some reason or another, the tradition trickled out until 2 years ago when some fantastic individuals in our Telco Indirect Sales Department brought it back to life. The DISH Open charity tournament is now open to all employees at DISH, but space is limited and it fills up quickly! Below are some of the necessary details:

·  When: Saturday,

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Teaching Our Girls to be Brave

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This video certainly clicked for me. I’ve started seeing this with my oldest daughter and her math homework (algebra in the 6th grade!). If she comes home with an unfamiliar concept or if she’s lacking the confidence, she won’t even start the homework. Although we’ve had conversations about self-confidence and the importance of being secure with who you are, we’ve never talked about bravery, being courageous, or taking risks. She needs to know that failure is okay, and that she should have the courage to do so. Often.

– Guest Writer, Jason Wilson

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DISH Women’s Network & Dish Cares presents: Networking for a Cause

DISH Women’s Network & Dish Cares presents: Networking for

a Cause. A networking event that supports SafeHouse Denver

Please join your fellow DISH Women’s Network members and DISH Cares

for an evening of networking and creativity featuring an instructor lead

painting class.

Date and Time: Friday, April 29th 6:00PM – 8:00PM

Location: Sipping N’ Painting Hampden 6300 E. Hampden Ave.

Denver, CO 80222 (off I-25 and Hampden)

Price: $40 per person (+ $3.19 service fee) with 50% of the proceeds

benefiting SafeHouse Denver. Space is limited to the first 45

participants, purchase tickets by Friday, April 15th to ensure your

spot. Price includes canvas and materials; take your painting home

that night! Drinks and light snacks available for purchase.

About DISH Women’s Network: The DISH Women’s Network is

committed to supporting the growth and success of women

on a personal and professional level and seeks to sponsor events

that enable them to achieve this goal. The DISH Women’s Network

will drive career discussions and build networks across the company.

Members will have support on a variety of work-related matters

including leadership, career planning, education, and industry


About DISH Cares: DISH Cares, the corporate citizenship program

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