Monday, August 5, 2013

Women in Wireless Announces Rapid Growth in 2013

Three-year-old organization reports global reach with 5,000 strong across seven chapters

New York, NY – August 5, 2013 -- Women in Wireless (WIW), a non-profit organization that promotes and develops female leaders in mobile and digital media, today announced the results of two quarters of strong growth. Women in Wireless now totals 5,000 members and seven chapters, two of which were launched earlier this year in Atlanta and Boston.

Diana Epstein and Kristine Newman were appointed co-presidents earlier this year and take the reins from co-founders Charlotte Fors and Veronika Sonsev to help maintain and grow the organization’s substantial momentum in North America and internationally.

“With our unprecedented growth, WIW helped spur more opportunity for women in the mobile industry than ever before,” said Diana Epstein, co-president of WIW. “Kristine and I, along with our leadership committees and Charlotte and Veronika on the Advisory Board, look forward to continuing to increase the number of women working in these industries and keep driving the momentum established by Charlotte and Veronika, globally.”

“As a result of our immense growth, we are also enhancing our Website to include more functionality and better social networking tie-ins as an added value for our members,” said Kristine Newman, co-president of WIW.

Third Annual WIW Multi-City Event in September 2013
On September 10th, 2013 WIW will host its 3rd Annual Multi-City event in cities all over the world including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Hamburg, New York City, San Francisco, Seattle and Singapore. Members and non-members alike are welcome to join.

“Our community feels strongly about hosting a night out around the world where we can all participate in celebrating women’s innovation, progress and success in the wireless industry,” said Ms. Newman.

About WIW Co-Presidents
Diana Epstein is an Account Executive at Jumptap, a mobile audience platform. She is also President of Women in Wireless and previously served as the Co-Chair of the Communications & Outreach Committee. She also serves on the Board of Directors of New Eyes for the Needy, a non-profit that distributes used glasses to third world countries and helps people in the US purchase glasses who cannot afford to. Diana was selected as one of Mobile Marketer's "Mobile Women to Watch" in 2012.

Kristine M. Newman is a mobile industry veteran with over fifteen years of experience in mobile products and technology solutions and is the President of Women in Wireless. Most recently Kristine was VP, Global for Soli, a company with a patented marketing platform that enables award-winning worldwide mobile and social marketing campaigns. Kristine was selected as one of Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch” in 2010, and has been featured in industry articles and participated as a speaker and panelist at many industry conferences including Ad:Tech New York. She currently advises companies on mobile strategy.

About WIW
Women in Wireless is a nonprofit organization that empowers and develops female leaders in mobile and digital media. We do this through inspirational panels and webinars, leadership development, mentoring and networking. We also support charities that are aligned with our mission. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @WomenInWireless.