Meet Priyanka! Category Manager at Arris.

What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?

I am a Category Manager for ARRIS. What I love about my job is it requires combining people skills with strategic decision making, making it a very fast paced role.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

There are various women, at ARRIS and in the Telecommunications industry, that have climbed up the ranks through hard work and dedication. They have paved the way for younger generations and set examples for us, proving that it IS possible to be professionally successful and manage family life simultaneously.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?

The most recent TV show I binge watched was NARCOS. Its based on real life incidents of Pablo Escobar and so, watching and learning of the things he did to build his ‘Empire’ was fascinating.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

Many people don’t know that I spent my teenage years growing up in Saudi Arabia.

What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?

I am a member and an active volunteer at WICT. I love volunteering because not only do you get to help out, it’s a great way to meet and learn about various WICT members.

Why do you think WICT is important?

Absolutely. This industry has far more men than women and what WICT has successfully done is create this equal platform to share and learn. It’s a great way to engage and learn about technology, for men and women of the industry, through info sessions, success stories or through the mentor program.