Colt CEO Keri Gilder speaks at the Women in Telco forum

Colt CEO Keri Gilder speaks at the Women in Telco forum

 February 10, 2023

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Want to find out about exciting career pathways in the telecommunications industry? 

Catch the ever-impressive Colt Technology Services CEO Keri Gilder as she addresses the Women in Telco Forum hosted by RCR Wireless News.

The Women in Telco Forum is a free-to-attend virtual event boasting a cohort of prominent guest speakers.

Colt CEO Keri Gilder addresses the topic of Interview Lessons from the Top - alongside fellow leader Catherine Sbeglia Nin, Managing Editor of RCR Wireless News and Women in Telco Forum chair. 

As C-suite women and industry experts, Keri and Catherine share their personal career journeys and experiences, as well as provide advice for working in the telecommunications industry and climbing the company ladder.

A community for women in telecommunications

In response to the gender gap in the technology industry, Women in Telco Forum provides a community for women wanting to enter the sector and develop their careers, and for leaders to attract and retain talent. The event provides delegates with practical information to enhance their professional growth and promote diversity in the telecoms industry. Topics covered include gender equity, talent acquisition and retention, career progression, STEM education, and leader priorities.

Passionate about promoting inclusion and diversity

As Colt CEO, Keri is responsible for executing Colt’s strategy, which centres around transforming the way the world works through the power of connectivity.

Before becoming CEO, Keri was Colt’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), leading global teams across sales, presales and marketing, as well as working closely with the wider organization to ensure Colt delivered for its customers.

Before joining Colt, Keri held several leadership roles at Ciena, but was most recently its Vice President and General Manager of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), responsible for guiding Ciena’s EMEA service provider and enterprise customers, as well as partners.

Keri is passionate about promoting Inclusion and Diversity to ensure Colt is a business where everyone feels they can bring their true selves to work. In addition, Keri brings this passion to the wider industry as the Chair of the TM Forum’s Diversity & Inclusion Council and President of the Global Telecom Women's Network.

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