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This author Dan Park has created 27 entries.

20 Feb

Our Woman of WICT: Margaret Rickard Rubinacci

Meet Margaret! Director, Communications, Media and Entertainment at pureIntegrationDescribe your role & what you love about it.I am a Delivery and Sales Director at pureIntegration (PI). On a day to day basis my role can look very different.Part of my role is to work with leaders in the cable industry to find ways to drive value and solve problems in their organizations. I do this by working collaboratively with leaders to address challenges with Business Operations, Product Dev, Customer Experience or Business Process. I...

19 Feb

Have you renewed your WICT Membership yet?

Have you renewed your Women in Cable Telecommunications yearly membership yet? As a reminder, the renewal period ends Sunday, March 31, 2019! We’re so excited to engage our members this year, that we’re offering an Apple iPad® Mini raffle for all those who renew or join by March 31. Be a part of the 10,000 nationwide members and join one of the oldest and largest organizations serving women professionals in cable and telecommunications today!It is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and...

19 Feb

Did you know that Kimberly Bryant is changing the face of technology for women of color?

Kimberly Bryant is the Founder and CEO of Black Girls CODE, a non-profit organization dedicated to “changing the face of technology”. The program introduces girls of color (ages 7-17) to the field of technology and computer science with a concentration on entrepreneurial concepts. Through after-school and summer programs, the organization is striving towards a goal of teaching one million black girls to code by 2040.Kimberly has been nationally recognized as a thought leader for her work to increase opportunities for...

17 Jan

Did You Know: One of WICT’s founding members was from Philadelphia?

Linda Brodsky Cooper is one of the pioneers of cable television. Brodsky’s cable career began at the University of Pennsylvania, where she wrote a paper about the nascent “pay TV” industry in the 1960s. This led to a very successful career in various influential positions in the industry at notable companies such as, Jerrold Electronics, Warner Cable Corp., BroadBand Communications Inc., and Bresnan Communications. As part of her commitment to women in the industry, Linda was a founding board member...

17 Jan

WICT Philly Scoop – January 2019 Newsletter

Dear WICT Philly members,Welcome to 2019!  It’s such an exciting time to be a WICT member. We are the oldest, largest organization for professional women in the cable industry, and this year marks our 40th anniversary – our Ruby Year! Here are a few stats for you to consider:WICT now has over 10,500 individual members internationally.We have over 1,200 members in our Greater Philadelphia Chapter alone!Annually our chapter awards over 40 scholarships including 4 STEM scholarships.WICT Philly Gives Back event raises over...

11 Jan

Our Woman of WICT: Tonya M. Adams

Meet Tonya! Executive Director, Business Services Operations at ComcastWhat do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?I manage and support four different teams of engineers, who are responsible for proactive monitoring, troubleshooting and resolving network outages and impairments, for large and enterprise commercial customer services across the United States. What I love most about this position, is the fact every day is a new day that will pose different challenges and opportunities for...

20 Dec

Our Woman of WICT: Heather Sokollu

Meet Heather! Director, Internal Communications for Technology at ComcastWhat do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?I’m a Director of Internal Communications for the technology organization at Comcast. In this role, I’m part of the team that develops communications, programs and initiatives to inform and engage employees. What I love most about my job is that every day I learn something new, whether it be about next generation technology, new products, or...

20 Dec

Did You Know: 2019 Marks WICT’s 40th Year of Developing Women Leaders?

WICT’s Ruby Anniversary will be memorialized throughout the year, including a very special 2019 Signature Luncheon on May 2, 2019 at The Plaza Hotel New York. The luncheon will honor the past, celebrate the present, and imagine the future of WICT with a collective of distinguished guests and talent.WICT’s mission is, and always has been, to create women leaders who transform our industry. We do this by providing unparalleled professional development programs, commissioning original gender research, and supporting a B2B...

20 Dec

WICT Philly Scoop – December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Fellow WICT Greater Philadelphia Members: The past year has definitely been one of great change for our industry, WICT Greater Philadelphia membership and myself personally.  Through all of the personal, professional and industry transitions we have experienced together, our chapter has continued to THRIVE, not just survive – THANKS TO YOU! Your involvement has made it possible for our board, our advisor and our executive champions to introduce new experiences to you and to amplify our legacy events.  Here’s what we’ve accomplished...

19 Dec

Event Recap: Holiday Tea 2018 – Yvette Thornton

The Holiday Tea has always been one of my favorite events and this year’s event surpassed the others by far.This year, we had the pleasure of having Stella Grizont speak to us about The Science of Happiness: How to Flourish at Work. What better way to end the year and ring in the new year than discussing how to be happy.Stella taught us how to drastically change our mood at work in three easy steps.Step 1: Stop complaining. ...

03 Dec

2019 WICT Greater Philadelphia Open Board Roles

Open Board Positions The WICT Philadelphia Board has the following open positions available for 2019.  The Succession Planning Committee will review all applications thru 12/11/2018 and will announce results shortly thereafter.   If you have any questions after reviewing the role and board expectations, please contact: Lisa Vetere  (Lisa_Vetere@cable.comcast.com; 215-286-4264) Apply Here! Applications are due by EOD Tuesday, December 11. Operations Chair:Manages the overall planning and execution of financial operations for the Chapter, working in partnership with the Chapter President, Vice President...

20 Nov

Event Recap: WICT Executive Development Series – Lynn Mueller

Continuing my learning and networking journey Back in early September, I applied for a scholarship to attend a WICT Executive Development Series (EDS) course.  Being relatively new to Comcast and WICT, I looked at this as excellent way to build upon my existing network while continuing to focus on my personal commitment to participate in and contribute to organizations, which sponsor professional development programs and support professional networking for women to aid in their career advancement.  To my great surprise the...

19 Nov

Event Recap: WICT Leadership Conference – Meghan Horn

I was fortunate enough to be given a scholarship to attend this year’s WiCT Leadership Conference. When I first arrived for registration for the event, little did I know the incredible learning experience I was about to embark on, as well as the incredible networking opportunities. The sessions and speakers were inspiring, informative, and transformative. However, it was the connections and networking that were the most pleasant and rewarding surprise. I have been to a handful of conferences and networking events,...

19 Nov

Did You Know: The First Stock Ticker Debuted in New York City on This Day in 1867?

The first stock ticker debuted in New York City on this day in 1867?The advent of the ticker ultimately revolutionized the stock market by making up-to-the-minute prices available to investors around the country. Prior to this development, information from the New York Stock Exchange, which had been around since 1792, traveled by mail or messenger.The ticker was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print stock quotes on streams of paper tape (the same paper tape...

19 Nov

Our November Woman of WICT: Karen Grandmont

Meet Karen! Executive Director, Financial Operations of Comcast  What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? My team is responsible for managing and reporting Comcast Cable Division’s Capex (Capital Expenditures).  In addition, we provide oversight, governance and support of the Oracle Projects module.  What I love about my job is that there is always something new and interesting going on!  I appreciate the many opportunities I have to partner with other...

19 Nov

WICT Philly Scoop – November 2018 Newsletter

  WICT Holiday Tea  Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:00pm – 4:30pm The Logan Hotel, Philadelphia, PA This year’s event will feature guest speaker, Stella Grizont as she helps us navigate The Science of Happiness: How to Flourish at Work.    Is it getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning and motivate to get to work?  Do you come home grumpy from the office and have a hard time being present with those you love? Is your performance starting to suffer because you’re bored, underappreciated, or...

24 Oct

My First WICT Leadership Conference – Tonya Fabrizio

I was awarded the opportunity to attend the 2018 WICT Leadership Conference in New York City this year thanks to the generosity of WICT Philadelphia’s chapter scholarship.  Being a first-time attendee, I was unsure what to expect—  I had heard remarkable things about prior conferences and knew that WICT always delivers top-notch programming, professional development and networking opportunities. Looking back, not only did the conference meet my expectations, it greatly exceeded them.The welcome session featured a local NYC dance company called “Pretty...

23 Oct

Event Recap: Pennsylvania Conference for Women – Mary Malone

On Friday October 12, 2018, fifteen thousand women (and a few men) gathered at the PA Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for the 15thannual PA Conference for Women.Through the generosity of WICT of Greater Philadelphia, many of us were able to attend the conference on scholarships – yet another growth opportunity offered by this wonderful organization whose declared mission statement is to develop strong women leaders in the cable and telecom industry.Throughout the day, a broad range of focused...

22 Oct

Event Recap: Pennsylvania Conference For Women – Akida Neely

Thank you @WICT for sponsoring me for the #Pennwomen Conference.  I was thoroughly inspired and WOWed!!  The overall feeling of over 10,000 women supporting each other is amazing, empowering and extraordinary.  The programs were impactful, innovative and useful! The exhibitors provided much needed retail therapy and the lessons learned were all actionable!  Thank you for a wonderful experience I am truly grateful! ...

18 Oct

WICT Philly Scoop – October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

WICT Membership Mixer Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm The Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, PA Please join us for our Membership Mixer. It’s FREE for all to attend, members, non-members. Members are encouraged to bring non-members to expand the network and reach of this powerful community. If the non-member guest signs up on the spot, both the member and non-member get a chance to enter in our exciting raffle, which includes giveaway prizes of a Google Home Mini and Amazon Tablet! Join us for...

18 Oct

Our October Woman of WICT: Gayle Erdosy

Meet Gayle! Product Manager for the Strategic Initiatives at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am the product manager for the Strategic Initiatives group for Comcast Advertising.  Right now my focus is on deploying the NPS program for our organization.  I love work that allows me to engage with a broad spectrum of different teams and learn about the advertising business.  The most challenging for me is how...

17 Oct

Did You Know: WICT Philly Gives Back Raises Funds for Girls Inc?

… Our annual event, WICT Philly Gives Back, not only recognizes five outstanding leaders within our industry but also raises funds to support the local chapter of Girls Inc? The organization encourages young girls to be smart, strong and bold while also emphasizing STEM. Girls Inc was founded in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Across the decades, they adapted to meet the specific environmental challenges facing girls and...

08 Oct

Our September Woman Of WICT: Meghan Beierschmitt

Meet Meghan! Business Development Executive with Grant ThorntonWhat do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Business Development Executive with Grant Thornton. I love that my job is to meet new people everyday and to continue building strong relationships with my existing network. I love hearing that I have had the chance to help people by making connections and opening doors. The most challenging part I would say (as a non-technical person)...