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Sarah Thomas is the Director of Women in Comms, a program launched in January 2016 by Light Reading, aimed at redressing the comms industry’s gender imbalance. She started the initiative after spending seven years as one of the few females in the room — any room — at comms industry trade shows. Sarah first joined the editorial staff at Light Reading in 2010 to cover mobile technologies, but she got her start in telecom in 2007 at Telephony, later Connected Planet, may it rest in peace. Her non-telecom work experience includes a brief foray into public relations at Fleishman-Hillard and a hodge-podge of internships, including spells at Ingram's (Kansas City's business magazine), American Spa magazine (there were more women here), and the tweens' quiz bible, QuizFest, in NYC. Sarah lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and incredible baby son.