Public Knowledge has the pleasure of inviting you to a multifaceted program focused on training and developing the next generation of tech policy experts and public interest advocates who reflect the diversity of voices and experiences in our society.
Please join us for our monthly Career Breakfast Series. This event is designed for students & recent graduates to learn about tech policy and public interest work, careers, and its community. This month you will have the opportunity to have a great conversation with Mignon L. Clyburn.
Mignon is the principal of MLC Strategies, LLC. She served as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2009 to 2018, and as acting chair from May to November 2013.
During her nearly nine years at the FCC, Commissioner Clyburn was committed to closing persistent digital and opportunity divides that continue to challenge rural, Native, and low-wealth communities. Specifically, she pushed for the modernization of the agency’s Lifeline Program, which assists low-income consumers in defraying the cost of voice and broadband service, championed diversity in media ownership, initiated Inmate Calling Services reforms, emphasized diversity and inclusion in STEM opportunities, and fought to preserve a free and open internet.
Previously, Mignon served 11 years on the South Carolina Public Service Commission. Prior to that, she was the publisher and general manager of the Coastal Times, a family-founded, Charleston-based weekly newspaper focusing on issues affecting the African-American community. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a BS in banking, finance, and economics.
Join us on Friday, Oct. 6 @ 08:00 A.M. ET at The Gathering Spot in Washington, D.C.
This is a private event. However, if you know someone who would be interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org