AT&T Service has called longtime employee Anne Chow CEO, making her the first lady to hold that position.
Chow, who’s been with AT&T Service for almost 30 years, was one of the first Asian American officers at the company and is now the highest ranking Asian American at AT&T, male or female.
” This is an interesting time at AT&T, and in AT&T Service, as we have a distinct chance to provide our consumers with the innovative solutions they require to much better run their businesses and serve their customers,” Chow told ABC News in a statement. “With development technologies like 5G, companies all over the world will be poised to change and disrupt their own markets. I eagerly anticipate this journey with an extraordinary group of ladies and males.”.
The freshly named CEO tweeted an image of her desk with cards and bouquets of flowers, expressing her thankfulness with a quote from the late inspirational speaker and business owner Zig Zigler.
48 hours into my new gig & I’m overwhelmed with thankfulness. “Thankfulness is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you reveal appreciation for what you have, the more likely you will have a lot more to express gratitude for.” ~ Zig Ziglar #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/OUXMHAT2aC
— Anne Chow (@TheAnneChow) September 5, 2019
” In her nearly 30 years in the market, she strove to ‘break the bamboo ceiling’ by prospering in non-traditional roles that spanned direct and indirect sales, to operations, to P&L management,” AT&T Business stated in a statement. “She created among AT&T’s fastest growing Staff member Networks– AT&T Women of Company– which has 4,800 members across 27 countries.”.
Chow has held management positions in engineering, direct and indirect sales, sales operations, marketing, consumer care, global operations, item management, and tactical planning.
In her brand-new role, Chow will be responsible for a company that serves almost 3 million business consumers in more than 200 nations and territories.
” As a founding member of AT&T University’s governing board, Anne actively supports the company’s leadership advancement imperative,” the company continued. “Anne also serves on the National Board of Directors for the Lady Scouts of the USA, is a member of the Committee of 100, Co-Chairs the Parents Board at Georgia Tech, and rests on the Board of the Directors of Franklin Covey Co (NYSE: FC).”.
AT&T Business said Chow “has served as a role model for variety and addition, she co-championed the recently released Females of Color initiative, which concentrates on promoting an inclusive and successful environment for this important, rapidly growing neighborhood.”.
Chow made her BS and MEng degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University before earning an MBA with distinction from The Johnson School at Cornell University.