Q&A with PacketFabric’s Jezzibell Gilmore on the Challenges for Women in Mission Critical | “Working Twice as Hard, with Twice the Self-Doubt”

LEESBURG, VA -- Jezzibell Gilmore has been the Senior Vice President of Business Development at PacketFabric, LLC. since July 2015. Jezzibell was an early stage employee of AboveNet Communications and Akamai Technologies, and previously served as VP of Operations at RoamData, as well as VP of Business Development for GTT. A passionate advocate for women in technology, she will be a keynote speaker at CAPRE's Women of Mission Critical Summit on September 9. In anticipation of the event, we connected with Jezzibell to showcase her perspective and success, as well as to preview the Summit. CAPRE: Thanks for chatting with us today. Please share with us a bit about yourself and your role at PacketFabric. Gilmore: I lead Sales, Marketing, Strategy and Procurement for PacketFabric. I also help co-found the company. We’re a software defined hyperscale on-demand Network-as-a-Service provider. Our vision for the company is not to just provide transport services but to make network services easy to consume and encourage collaboration between companies. CAPRE: Why is collaboration so important at this moment? Gilmore: The next level of innovation is going to come through collaboration. No single mind is going to be as strong as the gathering of minds. If we can work together and put our minds together, we can be that much better. PacketFabric wants to be that platform to facilitate collaboration and innovation. CAPRE: Talk to us about how you got into the mission critical space. Gilmore:…