Women in Telecom

WiT is a volunteer non-profit for education & networking. We are professional women & men from all facets of the communications industry.



Dede Heiman, President

Katherine Poon, Vice President Programs

Susan Fong, Treasurer

Deb Siegle, Strategic Marketing Solutions, President Emeritus

Mary Liz DeJong, AT&T, Treasurer Emeritus

Prior Events

Disaster Planning and Recovery

WIT Networking Mixer

One Laptop for Every Child_Sameer Verma_WiT.pdf

Virtual Call Centers_Home Based Agents.pdf
Virtual Call Centers - Home Based Agents Overview, Programs and Technology

Social Media_Connecting to Your Custs_Citrix Community.pdf Connecting with Your Customer through Social Media - Citrix Communities

Cloud Computing_Putting your App in the Cloud.pdf
Cloud Computing - Putting Your App in the Cloud

Mobile Music - What are You in the Mood for?

Info Security Panel_WiT.pdf
Information Security Expert Panel

Social Media for Bus_2009_5 20.ppt
Use Social Media & Web 2.0 for Business

Wireless 9-1-1 042009.ppt
E911 SF Dept Emergency Management


The New AT&T, the iPhone and the rise of the digital community

Digital Infrastructure_ROLE_CPUC.ppt

Digital Infrastructure & Video Competition Act - Role of the California Public Utilities Commission

Its Not Just a Phone_Nokia.ppt

It is not just a phone... Nokia

Totally Mobile_Anastastia.ppt

Totally Mobile

All My Media is Mobile_ian.ppt

Not “Mobile Media” But “All My Media Is Now Mobile”


California Emerging Technology Fund


Network Neutrality


Global Call Center



Women in Telecom

Women in Telecommunications is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to education and networking. We are a group of professional women and men from all facets of the communications industry. Wo-men in Telecom is dedicated to creating an ethical, innovative, and diverse telecommunications industry where all can excel.

We endeavor to fulfill our mission by hosting a regular speaker series that focuses on key topics in communications and hosting other networking events. The typical format is that we gather for an evening of networking and discussion on topics of interest to the communications industry.

You can also join us at our LinkedIn group: Women in Telecom
or join us on Facebook.

Become a WiT Member! WIT%20Membership%20Form.doc
Now you can attend WiT events at reduced rates, as well as receiving a member directory with contacts from all parts of the telecommunications industry.

Does your business want to support our mission? Women in Telecommunications now offers a Corporate Membership. Not only will you be supporting a great cause, but as we are a non-profit organization your membership is tax-deductible.


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Get connected!

The trend in the Bay Area is to cultivate connections in the 20- 30 year old Millenials group.  I want to welcome anyone, any age, to come to our WiT Mixer on April 28.  All paths to a good career start somewhere. You can reboot your ICT carer with WiT, network with telecom employees, former executives of AT&T, and entrepreneurs.  Also, check out my other endeavor, http://www.globaleducationsymposium.com. ; I hope to encourage…


Posted by Dede Heiman on April 13, 2016 at 11:37am


Steve Perlman says he can speed up wireless 1000 times faster than it is now.  How does he do it?

Posted by Dede Heiman on February 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

The race to set the standard for mobile couponing and payment



Recently, Groupon has announced several aggressive new moves into the mobile payment space. Similarly, PayPal has struck an agreement with Ingenico, Verifone and Equinox to integrate its service into the vendors’ POS terminals for US retailers.…


Posted by Katia Hilal on June 8, 2012 at 3:58am

Near field communication, or NFC... What is it?

Near field communication, or NFC, allows for simplified transactions, data exchange, and connections with a touch. It is anticipated to become a widely used system for making payments by smartphone in the United States. Many smartphones currently on the market already contain embedded NFC chips that can send encrypted data a short distance ("near field") to a reader located, for instance, next to a retail cash register. Shoppers who have their credit card information stored in their NFC…


Posted by Taysha Valez on August 20, 2011 at 4:36pm





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