SCTE recruiting women cable engineers through Dartmouth program

The Society of Cable Engineers is attempting to use a leadership program it is running at Dartmouth College to help increase the number of women in top engineering and operations posts at cable companies.

SCTE said Monday that it will add two events focused on increasing the number of women in cable engineering to the executive leadership program that it will run April 29-May 4 at Dartmouth. On May 2, it will run a "fireside chat" session featuring Bright House Networks president Nomi Bergman, SeaChange International (Nasdaq: SEAC) president Yvette Kanouff, and Charlotte Field, Comcast's senior VP, infrastructure and operations, national engineering and technical operations.

"The shortage of women engineers is depriving our industry of a significant pool of talent, just at the time when demand for new services and expertise is increasing," SCTE SVP of operations Cathy Oakes said in a prepared statement. "The inclusion of diversity programs within our SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Program, as well as at our Cable Industry Management Development Program with Georgia Tech later in May, is designed to provide women and others with the support they need to choose and thrive in cable engineering careers," she added.

SCTE also plans to host a luncheon at the Dartmouth program on May 4 which will feature Marshall Goldsmith, a member of the faculty for the SCTE-Tuck program and author of the best-selling books "Mojo" and "What Got You Here, Won't Get You There."

For more:
- see the news release

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