Cathy Martine, President, AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions
Company:AT&T, Dallas, TX, USA
Company Description:AT&T Inc. helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed Internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. In the U.S., our wireless network offers the nation’s strongest LTE signal and the most reliable 4G LTE network. We offer the best global wireless cover
Nomination Category:Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category:Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business
Nomination Title:Cathy Martine, President, AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions
Describe for the judges the nominated individual's activities and accomplishments that supported women in business since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words): TEXT REDACTED FOR PUBLICATION
As President of AT&T Enterprise Business Solutions, Cathy Martine leads one of AT&T’s largest business units who serve approximately 95 percent of AT&T’s U.S. business customers – 3.5 million customers from startups to Fortune 1,000 companies. During her career, Cathy has closed multi-million dollar global sales contracts with industry leaders to transform their businesses with innovative mobility and network solutions and applications.
With all her business successes, Cathy was selected for the 2014 Gold Stevie Award for “Female Executive of the Year – Business (more than 2,500 employees).”
While proud of her business accomplishments, Cathy is exceptionally gratified of her work mentoring others. Cathy is committed to developing and mentoring rising young leaders and helping them progress through the business.
Cathy has been an advocate of developing talent and served as a founding Board member of AT&T University, an award-winning corporate university offering comprehensive leadership development programs for all employees. She is a champion of AT&T’s Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that support the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their efforts in the workplace, marketplace, and the community. Cathy serves an active role as a national ERG Board member of Women of AT&T, AT&T’s young professionals, and the Veteran’s organization. Although each ERG serves a different purpose, Cathy mentors many members and sponsors local and national events. In addition, each year AT&T senior leadership and ERG members gather for the National ERG Conference. This year she will facilitate a panel of female sales leaders who will discuss their personal experiences, career journeys, and keys to success in discovering the broad range of sales experiences at AT&T.
With a focus on developing young leaders, she’s also a strong advocate for AT&T’s entry-level college-hire program, the Business Sales Leadership Development Program (BSLDP).
With a strong focus on diversity, women in the workplace, and equal pay throughout the US, Cathy continues to be an advocate for women leaders by cultivating their skills and competitively positioning them in leadership roles throughout the country. Cathy fosters a diverse culture and team orientation in her organization to drive results regardless of background.
Cathy is a passionate advocate for educating youth and mentoring outside the company as well. She was a founding Board member and current Development Committee member of the Rutgers Future Scholars Program (RFS), serving as an inspirational speaker, mentor and fund-raiser. She also mentors promising professional women through W.O.M.E.N. in America, comprised of CEOs and C-level executives focused on advancing promising professional women through mentoring, education and networking, as well as female entrepreneurs and small business owners through the Women’s Center
Provide a brief biography of the nominated individual (up to 125 words):
Cathy Martine holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York (summa cum laude), a M.S. from M.I.T., where she was a Sloan Fellow, and an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, Ron Dolecki, and they are the proud parents of two children.
Cathy has always maintained a powerful presence in the community. She serves on the Board of Friends of the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC representing AT&T and chairs the Finance Committee. Additional external memberships include: The Economic Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network, Brooklyn Academy of Music, C200, International Women’s Forum, Women in America and Women’s Center for Entrepreneurship Corp.