WHAT WE DO

Provide women at DISH an environment to foster relationships and professional growth through networking, education and career-development.

Our goal is to empower women to become leaders and create an inclusive work environment

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 involvement.

Our Pillars

Career-Development

  • Provide opportunities to learn from internal and external executive leadership
  • Share perspective and information on a variety of career paths
  • Allow women to find answers to their career questions with other women in relevant situations
  • Share success stories and examples of relevant topics that men and women at all levels can relate to and learn from

Networking

  • Provide opportunities for junior and senior women to talk and learn from one another
  • Identify issues that women in the technology industry face and help provide solutions
  • Sponsor programs that create relevant connections with men and women both company and industry wide
  • Create a more connected and rewarding work environment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the DISH Women’s Network?

This network is dedicated to providing women at DISH an environment to foster relationships and professional growth through networking, education and career-development. It is a group that is open to men and women who work at DISH. Industry partners are also welcome to select events and can receive newsletters and network information. The DISH Women’s Network provides events such as executive speakers, networking events, industry education talks and more.

Is this group only for women? Are men invited?

Men are welcome and encouraged to get involved! This network is about building relationships, awareness and inclusion. With only 14% of executive positions in Fortune 500 companies held by women*, it will take partnership and passion to help add diversity to leadership. Together, men and women can learn, grow and build strong and powerful networks. Plus… who doesn’t want to hear great speakers, share food and drinks, and learn about this exciting industry?!

Want to learn more? Here’s a great article: http://leanin.org/news-inspiration/getting-to-5050- whats-in-it-for-men/

*http://money.cnn.com/2015/03/24/investing/female-ceo-pipeline-leadership/

How can I get involved?

If you want to volunteer with the network, please drop us a line! Volunteers are needed for a variety of events and your time and talent are appreciated.

How can I get involved if I don’t work at DISH?

There are a few ways you can get involved with the network – guest speaking engagements and sponsorships. If you’d like to be an executive guest speaker, or know someone that you think would be a great fit for the network, please drop us a line! Same goes for sponsorship. We are always looking to partner with great sponsors to host our upcoming events.

Why do we need a women’s network? What about everyone else?

Based on facts, it is clear that there is a gap in the ratio of men and women working in senior positions. We hope to empower women to pursue their passions and careers – and not just women! This network is one piece in a large diversity puzzle. We encourage you to spend some time researching this topic. Ask questions! Join the conversation. And feel free to drop us a line if you want more information!