Posts on Oct 2017

Special Screening: Battle of the Sexes

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It’s our pleasure to announce a special full-feature screening of the film, Battle of the Sexes, presented by FOX. This screening is a FREE event for DISH Women’s Network members.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and the screening will begin at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 23rd at the UA Park Meadows Theater (just 8 minutes from the office). A small popcorn and small soda or 20oz bottled water will also be included! Please confirm your availability before responding to this invite as the theater has limited seats.

If your availability does change, please notify us as soon as possible so we can give your ticket to another member of the organization.


About the movie:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women’s movement, the 1973 tennis match between women’s world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men’s-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more … Read more and comment

Leader Series: Kathy Schneider, SVP of Customer Service at DISH

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Please join us on Wednesday, October 25th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Kathy Schneider, SVP of Customer Service here at DISH.

This event has limited seating. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com) and we will open seats on the waitlist as soon as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!

About Kathy:

Kathy Schneider, Senior Vice President of Operations, oversees customer service for all DISH and Sling TV subscribers nationwide. This includes the management of DISH’s call center and business process improvement operations.

Previously, Kathy acted as DISH’s Vice President of Finance, responsible for financial planning, financial analysis, safety and treasury.

Before her time at DISH, Kathy held a distinguished career in the airline industry, notably serving as Champion Air’s Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2005 to 2007. For nearly a decade prior, she held several senior-level positions in Finance, Sales Analysis and Airline Profitability at America West Airlines. She began her career at Northwest Airlines in Finance and Revenue Management.

Kathy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Master of Business Administration from

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Leader Series: Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Please join us on Wednesday, November 1st from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Meg Whitman, CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

This event has limited seating. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com) and we will open seats on the waitlist as soon as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!


About Meg:

Meg Whitman is Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

From 2011 through 2015, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hewlett-Packard Company, leading the company’s turnaround and subsequent separation into two Fortune 100 companies – Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc.

Prior to joining HP, Meg was the Republican Party’s nominee for the 2010 gubernatorial race in California.

From 1998 to 2008, Meg served as President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. where she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in annual revenue.

She has also held executive-level positions at Procter and Gamble Company, Hasbro Inc., FTD, Inc., The Stride Rite Corporation, The Walt Disney Company and Bain & Company.

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Leader Series: Dr. Christine Darden former researcher and Executive at NASA

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM where we continue our Leader Series with guest speaker Christine Mann Darden, D. Sc. former researcher and Executive at NASA Langley Research Center.

This event has limited seating. Please notify us if your availability changes (womensnetwork@dish.com) and we will open seats on the waitlist as soon as they become available. We look forward to seeing you there!


About Christine:

Dr. Christine Darden is an American mathematician, data analyst, and aeronautical engineer who devoted much of her 40-year career in aerodynamics at NASA to researching supersonic flight and sonic booms. Darden is one of the researchers featured in Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (2016), a history of some of the influential African-American women mathematicians and engineers at NASA in the mid-20th century, by Margo Lee Shetterly. She had an M.S. in mathematics and had been teaching at Virginia State University before starting to work at Langley in 1967. She earned a PhD in engineering at George Washington University in 1983 and has published numerous articles in her field. She was … Read more and comment

Sruta Vootukuru Named “One of the Most Powerful Women in Cable”

We’re thrilled to announce that Sruta Vootukuru, Vice President of Business Development and Operations at Sling TV, has been named one of Cablefax’s “Most Powerful Women in Cable” for the second year in a row!

Cablefax is a media company and community for pay-TV and digital professionals. The Most Powerful Women in Cable award salutes accomplished women in the industry and supports strong, female leaders who are making a difference. Sruta negotiated several distribution and platform partnerships for Sling that were instrumental as the service grew from a startup to a formidable pay-TV provider and has expanded her team from a four-person outfit to an organization able to manage operations and business development on a large scale. Her innovative initiatives, leadership skills, and involvement with the community have all earned her this well-deserved recognition.

To learn more about Sruta’s fellow honorees, visit Cablefax’s website here

Sruta started at DISH in 2010 and then transitioned to Sling, where she has been pivotal in developing key operations practices. She has also demonstrated a commitment to increasing the opportunities available for other team members at both DISH and Sling with her involvement with the DISH Women’s Network.

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Learning to Lean

Technology has turned the world on its head in more ways than we count. With the wealth of advantages technology has introduced to the modern person’s life, the inability to “clock out” may be its kryptonite. Constant email access, instant messaging capabilities, and even location tracking being commonplace, it’s nearly impossible to truly step away from your work.

No matter what gender you identify as, this permanently “on” culture is harmful to mental and physical health. For women, particularly, this pressure coincides with the ever-present expectation to be a fully “on” mother and/or wife.

When an ultimatum is presented of either leaning into work, or family, both sides lose. Beyond the physical and mental implications, this burden of choice can ultimately steer women out of the workforce.  In Melinda Gates’ analysis of this conundrum, she approaches the workforce not from the entrant pipeline, but the exit. Why are people, especially women, leaving once they get in?

As the workaholic culture runs rampant, the needs of children and families do not decrease. To keep the best talent in the workplace, there need to be systems in place that offer empathy, and support to employees who balance multiple pillars of their lives. … Read more and comment

Find Your Power

Have you ever felt rejected for speaking up in a meeting or wished you would have spoken up to share your great idea? No matter what side of the spectrum you find yourself, you are not alone. This Ted Talk can help you! Social psychologist Adam Galinsky brings a fresh idea to the table. Many have been led to believe that women who don’t speak up go unnoticed, and women who do speak up get rejected solely because of their gender.

Galinsky shares years of study and personal experience to challenge this idea with the notion that rejection or disregard have little to do with gender, and more to do with power. If this is so, how do we obtain the power to be noticed and not rejected? He proposes that women need to understand two basic truths in relation to power: both how they see themselves, and how others perceive them. Power is what gives individuals the “right” to speak up. Join millions of others who have viewed this talk, and learn the tools needed to obtain that power.

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