“Instead of saying there is no one here in this room that looks like me, I prefer to say what a privilege it is to be here standing out from the rest.”Edwige A. Robinson
Edwige A. Robinson, Senior Vice President of Network Engineering, Operations & Transformation at T-Mobile, shared the story behind her title with us on March 29, 2023.
With 25+ years of experience in Technology & Leadership realms, Edwige is a distinguished Technologist, Transformational and heart-centered leader who consistently bridges the gaps between Engineering and business domains. Described as the Translator of new innovations, she is a “ Triple Minority” in tech – A native of Ivory Coast, West Africa – a foreigner, being female and black, she is known for her unwavering courage and optimism.
Despite countless obstacles to impede her success, she forged ahead and has succeeded in vital roles at major companies such as Hugues Networks Systems, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, NBC Universal, and more.
Edwige is also best known for championing women in technology and leadership. She believes being an authentic role model is part of her calling. She supports gender inclusivity in the workplace and works tirelessly towards that goal. She is a beacon of hope and strength in helping people see that it is possible for them as well to succeed.
A mentor for young women in Technology, she was recently recognized by Aleria Tech as one of the “Awesome Black Women Everyone Should Know” and by the 1 million STEM women (1MWIS) as a Visible Role Model who inspires the next generation of girls. (1MWIS) is a global network of women in STEM.
She sits on several Advisory Boards driving STEM education to underserved communities. She helps organizations understand and leverage diversity; while engaging, energizing, and empowering employees to excel.
Edwige came a long way to the U.S. from the Ivory Coast of Africa when she was just a teenager. While she dreamed of a better life for herself and her family, she also was deliberate in her choices and used her innate optimism to ensure she stood out from the crowd….a lesson her grandfather taught Edwige would serve her well in life.
Listen to our interview with Edwige below, on your favorite podcasting app, or watch on 6abc.com!
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