Sakon Earns Industry-Leading Number of Finalist Spots in Jombay “1000 Women Leaders Program”
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Sakon Earns Industry-Leading Number of Finalist Spots in Jombay “1000 Women Leaders Program”

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CONCORD, Mass., October 24, 2023 -  Sakon, the leading platform and services provider for understanding, managing, and transforming enterprise communications, has earned high honors at the Jombay 1000 Women Leaders Program. Of the 1000 women leaders in the program, four Sakon executives were selected to be finalists in the “Top 10% Club.” Jombay builds managers and leaders for today’s fast-changing world of work and is well-known for its talent interventions with Fortune 500 enterprises. 

The Jombay 1000 Women Leaders Program – part of a list of programs that help individuals build critical capabilities and fast-track their careers – happens over several months and involves presentations and mentoring from highly acclaimed women speakers from all industries, including tech companies such as Cisco and Akamai. It also features five master classes and peer networking and breakout sessions. This year’s program focuses on two stages of career development – women with less than fifteen years of experience and those with greater than sixteen years of experience. 

As part of Sakon’s commitment to further developing its Women in Technology (WIT) initiative, the company delegated fifteen of its top performing women from across all disciplines to the Jombay program in July, 2023. The program takes significant dedication and effort, and the time invested by Sakon’s women demonstrated their determination to succeed. The Sakon leaders who achieved finalist status this month (Cleta Lobo, Jalaja Sandesh, Prajacta Sathaye, and Pranali Karemore) did so by embodying Sakon’s industry-leading philosophy of empowering women in the workplace of the future. 

“This program produces fantastic outcomes,” noted Emine Bolohan, Sakon’s Senior Vice President of Global Strategic Account Management and ambassador for the company’s WIT initiative. “It does so by focusing on the unique positive strengths that women bring to their roles versus so many other programs that focus on the negatives (such as lack of confidence or imposter syndrome). I’m excited that Sakon will continue to invest in developing our women through programs like this. By so doing, we’ll continue to help blaze new ways forward for enterprises across the world.” 

“At Sakon, we talk a lot about taking initiative on behalf of our clients,” added Sakon CEO Andy Goorno. “Well, here’s one powerful demonstration of that. Year after year, global enterprises turn to Sakon for a uniquely empathetic, creative, and agile service approach fostered by Sakon’s women leaders. This year’s Jombay finalists make us all proud and we wish them all the best on this amazing journey.” 

Sakon, recognized as a visionary provider by Gartner, the Association of Telecom Management Professionals (AOTMP), and some of the largest customers in the world, relies on its women leaders to drive best practices in delivering innovation and the highest quality service delivery on behalf of its growing list of brand name clients. Sakon women are uniquely adept at managing today’s shifting device and telecom service demands and play a significant role in the success of Sakon’s Device Platform and Telecom Platform.  


About Jombay

Jombay builds great managers and leaders for a fast-changing world by creating immersive learning experiences that enable self-development through modern assessment centers, 360 degree feedback, and development programs. Its consolidated platform combines technology with behavioral science to help organizations reexamine their hiring, development, and succession planning processes while enhancing operational efficiency and optimizing costs. Its open programs help individuals build critical capabilities to fast track their careers. Participants can leverage an alumni network of 1200+ leaders and benefit from immense mentoring and networking opportunities. For more information, go to

About Sakon:

Headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, Sakon provides a purpose-built cloud-based platform to manage all data and experiences to support Enterprise Communication Services and the Modern Device Lifecycle. Sakon integrates with mobility service providers, VARs, ISVs, and OEM platforms to facilitate a seamless end-to-end customer experience with real-time updates about estates, orders, tickets, and SLAs. Many Fortune 500 customers rely on Sakon to enable their corporate liable, BYOD, mobile device as a service (MDaaS), and hybrid mobility environments. The company was founded in 2003 and has over 800 employees with offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and India. For more information, go to