Virgina Mical, Account Manager, Launch3 Telecom
WWLF City Rep for Baltimore/Washington area
How long have you been a City Rep for WWLF and what is your territory/region?
Brand new! Working on planning my first event now, I am the Baltimore/Washington rep.
Why did you join WWLF?
In a male dominated industry, I think it is important for women to come together in solidarity. Being new to telecom, I saw it as a great opportunity to meet other professional women. In addition, I enjoy knowing that I am a part of something bigger than myself.
How has being a part of WWLF impacted you personally or professionally?
I have met so many amazing women while participating in WWLF events. Knowing that I have access to such an extensive network has given me the confidence to navigate my professional landscape.
Where did you get your start in the industry? What is your current role?
I had always known about the telecom and wireless industry as my mom worked in networking and telecom for 20 years! But it was actually a friend of mine who referred me for my first job in Wireless. That job was in staffing. Now, I work as an Account Manager for a great company called Launch 3, a global manufacturer and distributor of wireless equipment.
What does confidence mean to you?
I have had a mantra since high school (my best friend taught me this when I was struggling with insecurity) “You are only as confident as people THINK you are. If you are not feeling assured, just remember to fake it till you make it.”
How do you define success?
For me, instead of measuring success, I like to think in terms of fulfillment. Am I doing what brings me joy? Am I working for my community or a higher purpose? True fulfillment in life doesn’t come from what we get. It comes from what we give.
What do you like to do outside of work?
I love to read - I take part in a book club. I like to work out. I really enjoy cooking and consider myself a foodie!