On Tuesday, the FCC announced that Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel has launched Broadband Conversations, a podcast dedicated to highlighting women who are making an impact on our digital lives. It’s a timely debut, with more women than ever running for office this November. In each episode, Rosenworcel will talk to women who are breaking new ground and forging new paths in technology, media, and innovation to discuss what they’re working on, what’s on their minds, and what they think is next for the future.
“Women are almost half the labor force in this country yet only hold barely a quarter of jobs in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields,” said the commissioner. “I’m reminded of this fact when I go into boardrooms, classrooms, or meeting rooms — there are not enough women at the table. Because there are just too few, it’s time to amplify women’s voices from across the technology and innovation sectors.”
The first episode, featuring Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, was released Tuesday. It, Commissioner Rosenworcel and Senator Cortez Masto discuss how we can get more girls coding, how our cities can be smarter, and why getting connected and online is essential for everyone to have a fair shot at 21st century success. Broadband Conversations can be found at the FCC, iTunes, Google Podcasts on Android, and GooglePlay.
Additional episodes will feature Kimberly Bryant, founder of Black Girls Code, Shireen Santosham, CIO of San Jose, California, Maya Wiley, Professor of Urban Policy and Management at the New School, and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.