WWLF talks with Susie Poirier, Program Manager at LCC Telecom Services and WWLF Austin City Rep. Susie has been the Austin City Rep from 2015-2019, and now also in 2021.
Where did you get your start in the industry? What is your current role?
I got my start in the industry in 2008 doing a one-month lease project for Diamond and T-Mobile through LCC Law. I then started full time at LCC Telecom Services (formerly LCC Law), in 2010 as a site acquisition agent and Attorney. I am now Program Manager for the company and continue to manage team members on various Site acquisition projects.
Why did you join WWLF?
I had attended some WWLF local events in Chicago at the Lynfred Winery in 2010. As someone new in the industry, it was great to meet and connect with others, specifically women, in the industry. After attending some more events (local and national), I continued to be impressed by WWLF and wanted to be a part of it.
How has being a part of WWLF impacted you personally or professionally?
Personally, WWLF has helped to provide connections and friendships made through WWLF. WWLF also provided a sisterhood of women in wireless, and provides a common ground with other women or members. Professionally, not only have the connections made helped with the industry, but also the Lunch and Learn, other lectures, and online programs have helped to me to grow in my knowledge of the industry.
How do you define success?
From Winston Churchill: “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”. Failure is inevitable. I think success is how we move on from our failures and the attitude we have.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my family and enjoy hiking, traveling (although this has been limited since Covid) and cooking.