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RCA to launch Women in Wireless in the 21st Century Series

Amy Beckham | Published on 3/7/2022

The Radio Club of America announces Women in Wireless in the 21st Century

(February 24, 2022) The Radio Club of America is launching a new program to facilitate connections between women in the wireless industry. Women in Wireless in the 21st Century commences on March 17 at 7 pm ET, and will be moderated by Ellen O’Hara, retired President / CEO of Zetron, headquartered in Redmond, WA.

Hosted on Zoom, these sessions are open to all women in the wireless industry and wireless-adjacent industries. Topics covered will include career and networking advice and staying current in an ever-changing industry. O’Hara brings a wealth of experience to her role as moderator of this series. A C-Suite executive, she has first-hand experience gleaned from her roles at Motorola, EF Johnson, and Ericsson/GE. O’Hara holds an MBA with a high distinction from Harvard University and was the recipient of the 2021 RCA Vivian Carr Award.

RCA President John Facella says, “in keeping with RCA’s tradition of encouraging women in the wireless industry, we have planned this new forum for women to provide assistance as they advance in the industry.” RCA Member Ellen O’Hara adds “the opportunity to network, learn from others and find mentors is an essential part of every successful career. I am pleased to host a forum to help women in the wireless industry maximize these key, career-boosting activities.”

The Radio Club of America was founded in 1909 by the efforts of Miss E. Lilian Todd, a pioneer female aviator and aircraft designer. RCA has a long history of women in senior roles, with 3 women presidents, many female committee members, and numerous female board members and executive board members. RCA’s own Carole Perry works with youth in public school to promote wireless careers and has had many female Young Achievers present at our prestigious annual Technical Symposium. In 2018 the Vivian Carr award was initiated. This award, named for former RCA President Vivian Carr, an employee of Bell Laboratories, recognizes women who have made outstanding contributions to the wireless industry.

Pre-registration is required for this free event. For more information and to register please visit

Download the full press release HERE.