Startup Grind is an intimate fireside chat with entrepreneurs from our community. These chats are a great way for fellow entrepreneurs to learn from an entrepreneur's journey, best practices, and prove to be a more candid look at what entrepreneurship means. We believe that storytelling is an essential piece of growth and Brigitte's story is important for all, including fellow entrepreneurs who may not see themselves represented in the current ecosystem. Drinks and food will be provided!
Wilco Electronic Systems
Executive Vice President
Brigitte is the EVP of Wilco Electronic Systems, an integrator of intelligent access platforms. For over 40 years Wilco has been dedicated to providing cable television, telecom, and technology services to underserved communities throughout the Philadelphia region. She has become an award winning thought leader addressing inclusion inequities within innovation ecosystems across the Nation.
As an acknowledged ‘telecom visionary’ and vocal advocate for gender and cultural diversity in the tech industry, Brigitte Daniel is the EVP of Wilco Electronic Systems, her family’s private cable operation that has specialized in providing affordable technology to underserved communities for over 40 years.
Over the last few years, Brigitte has created several substantial private/public partnerships providing innovative solutions to address digital disparities and lack of representation within technology sectors across the Nation, thus positioning Wilco, as a broadband and technology leader, specifically working on behalf of disadvantaged and underrepresented communities.
Driven by her mission to address digital divides and tech diversity and inclusion inequities, Brigitte has emerged as a national thought leader and was recently appointed to the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment by Chairman Ajit Pai in 2017, was awarded a 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship where she traveled to India and Sri Lanka examining emerging technologies beneficial to urban low income communities in the United States, and was recognized in 2016 as one of the “Top Women In Technology” according to the Philadelphia Business Journal.
As a distinguished speaker and founder of Mogulette, an organization committed to diversifying and expanding the reach of opportunities within technology ecosystems, Brigitte has been featured at TEDX Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine’s Think Fest, The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, the SXSW Conference, Spelman College, the National Urban League, and most recently was a key presenter at the unveiling of the City of Philadelphia’s submission of its’ Amazon HQ2 pitch.
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