For many years, telecom was pretty much a man's world. But that is steadily changing as women continue to move into leadership positions at Tier 1 telcos like AT&T, competitive carriers, and industry advocacy groups like NTCA. For the sixth year running, FierceTelecom Editor Sean Buckley profiles some of the wireline telecom industry's most influential women executives. The eight women chosen this year are driving new technology and business initiatives within the largest service providers in the United States. Check out this annual special report.