Teresa Kellett, Director of 4G for Sprint, recently was acknowledged as one of the “Top Women in Wireless” list, compiled by FierceWireless. This is the third annual compilation by the Fierce folks, tracking the success of female executives who are standing out in what the publication calls the “traditionally male-dominated world of telecom.”
Teresa earned the recognition for her impressive work in Sprint's 4G business. FierceWireless, in a nutshell, describes her this way:
“Teresa Kellett, a long-time Sprint Nextel veteran (she started with the company just prior to its PCS network launch in 1996) is a very visible player in Sprint's 4G unit … Kellett is no stranger to challenging projects. Under her initiative, Sprint developed a successful support program for CDMA carriers around the world, assisting them in getting devices quickly and inexpensively...
".. Kellett also was an early advocate for WiMAX; she led Sprint's global advocacy strategy, participated in many discussions with foreign carriers and helped the carrier establish strategic partnerships to ensure its success in 4G.”
As Fierce pointed out, the women that it selected for the 2010 Top Ten list are on it because of their accomplishments, their technical savvy, their leadership, and their influence on the industry. Teresa deserves big checkmarks in all those categories.
By the way, Teresa isn’t the first Sprint female to earn a spot on the FierceWireless Top Ten. In the inaugural list in 2008, they selected our chief network officer at the time.