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10 Women in Networking/Communications that you Should Know

December 15th, 2015 / in Announcements, Research News / by Helen Wright

Networking^2 Women LogoNetworking Networking Women (N2 Women), a discipline-specific community for researchers in the communications and networking research fields, has just released their inaugural list of “10 women in networking/communications that you should know”. The main goal of N2 Women is to foster connections among the under-represented women in computer networking and related research fields. N2 Women allows women to connect with other women who share the same research interests, who attend the same conferences, who face the same career hurdles, and who experience the same obstacles.

From their press release:

Over 150 people around the world submitted nominations for this list, and many of these people submitted several names. These nominations created a very impressive list of approximately 140 women in the networking/communications fields. The women nominated amaze us and inspire us. It was quite hard to only choose 10.

The “10 women in networking/communications that you should know” list will be an annual list. For this 1st list, the group decided to focus on the most senior women in the field, all of whom have had a major impact in networking and/or communications.

Congratulations to all the women, especially to Computing Community Consortium (CCC) council members Jennifer Rexford and Klara Nahrstedt!

For 2015, in alphabetical order (by first name), here are 10 women in networking/communications that you should know!

Andrea Goldsmith
Anja Feldmann
Deborah Estrin
Jennifer Rexford
Klara Nahrstedt
Lixia Zhang
Muriel Medard
Polina Bayvel
Radia Perlman
Sally Floyd

To learn more about these women, please see the full description

10 Women in Networking/Communications that you Should Know