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16 Aug

WICT Philly Scoop – August 2019 Newsletter

The State of Diversity & Inclusion – WebinarSeptember 6, 201911:30am – 12:30pm Two industry leaders, Mini Timmaraju, Executive Director of D&I at Comcast, and Jennifer Allyn, Managing Director of Diversity at PwC to discuss the state of diversity and inclusion within our industry and across Corporate America. Read More Here Build Your Personal Brand with Marge JacksonSeptember 30, 2019The Comcast Center, Room 45 JKL2:00pm – 3:00pm In a follow-up to the immensely popular first session, Marge will walk participants through how to...

08 Aug

Our August Woman of WICT: Shannon Moores

Meet Shannon – Sr. Engineering Manager, xFi, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I currently manage a team of engineers who build some of the APIs for Comcast’s xFi applications.  I love that we work on a product that millions of people use. Parents tell us in app reviews they love that they can pause their children’s WiFi devices and kids leave the opposite reviews, telling us they hate it. It’s fun to work on something that intertwines with...

07 Aug

Did You Know: August 15th is National Relaxation Day?

The day’s origins are a little murky: could be a suggestion made in 1985 by a 4th grader in Iowa, could be a US version of a similar UK holiday, Slacker’s Day. What we do know is stress can be harmful to our health – physical and mental – so take some time to slow down and relax. How can you celebrate? Carve out some time of your choosing, unplug from electronics, and settle in to your favorite way to relax....

26 Jul

Zenita Henderson Named 2019 Women in Technology Award Winner

WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax today announced Zenita Henderson winner of the prestigious 2019 Women in Technology Award. Henderson, the Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for SCTE•ISBE, is one of the most highly-regarded professionals in cable technology. The annual award lauds the achievements of one woman who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement and significantly contributes to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry. Award Presented Jointly by WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the...

22 Jul

WICT Philly Scoop – July 2019 Newsletter

SAVE THE DATETuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:00 – 8:30pmThe Lucy – 231 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) recognizes phenomenal women in our industry. Their actions and words inspire all, including the young women from Girls Inc. who will be attending the event. Proceeds from the event support their organization as well as the WICT Philly Scholarship Fund. Do you know a champion in cable or telecommunications? Let them know by nominating them for one of four WPGB Awards: The Communicator,...

11 Jul

Our July Woman of WICT: Chelsey May

Meet Chelsey – Designer, XD, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I’m a designer on the Experience Design (XD) team at Comcast. My daily responsibilities include designing new features and improvements for the X1, Flex and Stream products and seeing those projects through to launch. I love working on things that make an impact on the millions of people who use Xfinity products, and the challenge in designing experiences that are seamless and easy to use. How have other women...

10 Jul

Did you know technology played an important role during the 2019 Women’s World Cup?

One of the things VAR (Video Assistant Referee) helps officials do is determine penalties and ensure no clearly wrong decisions are made. VAR recommends to the ref when a incident should be reviewed. The ref can either act on the advice of VAR or review the video footage before accepting or rejecting the advice. In the World Cup final, VAR intervened and alerted the ref to the possibility of a foul against Alex Morgan, leading to this match winning moment...

20 Jun

WICT Philly Scoop – June 2019 Newsletter

Last Chance to Register! Get ready to take a deep dive into all things related to emerging technology at Tech It Out 2019 on Tuesday, June 25. Brought to you by the WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter – here are just a few of the presentations you don’t want to miss! Danielle CohnHead of Comcast NBCUniversalLIFT Labs“Startup DNA” Fee VuDirector, Pure Integration“Artificial Intelligence For IT Operations (AIOps)“ John WisemanSenior Director, CommScope“Recent Advances in Cable Television Delivery Systems” Josee PoirierData Scientist, Pluralsight“Data in Business: Closing The Last First Mile...

20 Jun

Our June Woman of WICT: Paige Andersen

Meet Paige – Senior Manager, UX, Comcast Describe your role & what you love about it. I lead the Experience Design project management team, and am inspired every day by being in such a creative environment. I feel lucky that I get to satisfy both my analytical and creative sides, and I find great joy in mentoring others. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? My mother instilled the confidence in me to dream big and go for what I wanted, no...

19 Jun

Did you know the first female Chief Technology Officer of the United States is also an active proponent of STEM education and an LBQTQ+ advocate?

One paragraph cannot contain all the accomplishments in Megan Smith’s career. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist. As U.S. CTO, a role which serves as an Assistant to the President of the United States, Smith focused on how technology policy, data and innovation can advance the future of our nation. As an LBGTQ+ advocate, she served as CEO of PlanetOut, a leading LGBT online community in the early days of the web. To learn more about Megan and...

18 Jun

WICT Philly Scoop – May 2019 Newsletter

Breakfast Speaker Series: “My Climb Up The Corporate Ladder”July 10, 2019 Join us for an open conversation to learn how these female executives successfully climbed the corporate ladder as they discuss the risks, challenges, victories and set-backs they faced along the way. MODERATOR:Marge JacksonSPEAKER PANEL:Sarah Bryant, Noopur Davis & Susan Jin Davis AGENDA:8:30 – 9:00AMRegistration & Breakfast9:00 – 10:00AMSpeaker Panel and Q&A Register Today GLOBAL WEBINAR Become a Champion Growth Coach: How to Give and Receive Feedback May 30, 2019 @ 12PM...

07 Jun

In the News: WICT Philly Sponsor, Partner’s Consulting, hosts dinner featuring 2018 WPGB award winner, Joanne Sibony.

PARTNER’S CONSULTING HOSTS EXCLUSIVE DINNER WITH AREA PMO AND PPM THOUGHT LEADERS BROOMALL, Pennsylvania (May 23, 2019) – Partner’s Consulting, a local woman-owned company specializing in the IT program and project leadership space, hosted an exclusive PMO/ PPM Director’s Dinner last week at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia with some of the largest corporate players in the region, including Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, CHOP, Jefferson Health System, AstraZeneca, Avantor and The University of Pennsylvania Health System. The evening’s featured speakers were...

10 May

Recap: WICT Signature Luncheon – Jessica DeBurro

A novice at transportation to and from The Big Apple, I surprisingly arrived at the Plaza early enough to browse the foyer adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. It had been decorated with a larger than life time line charting the 40 year history of WICT in tandem with the last 40 years of women in history, from Margaret Thatcher’s election to Prime Minister of England, to Sally Ride’s historic trip to space as the first American woman to do so,...

09 May

Did you know Friday, May 17 is World Telecommunications Day (WTD)?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. The day marks the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on May 17, 1865 when the first international Telegraph Convention was signed in Paris. May 17 celebrates the constant evolution of one of the most important factors of our lives: communication. The main goal of WTD is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world. It also aims to increase awareness of...

09 May

Our May Woman of WICT: Dalila Wilson-Scott

Meet Dalila! Senior Vice President, Community Impact at Comcast Corporation! Describe your role & what you love about it. I lead the team that oversees Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, Employee Engagement & Volunteerism and our corporate sponsorship portfolio.  Each day my experiences are unique.  I have an opportunity to meet and connect with different individuals and organizations inside and outside of our company and industry. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? They helped me see what’s possible, to get comfortable with...

06 May

Recap: WICT Signature Luncheon – Meredith B. Rendall

Have you ever attended WICT’s Signature Luncheon? If you haven’t, I need to let you in on a little secret, Go! As a new “Comcaster”, this is my first year as a WICT member and Signature Luncheon attendee, and boy did I hit the jackpot on both counts. On May 2, I traveled to New York City to participate in WICT’s 40-year anniversary celebration; and was captivated by its history of forging gender diversity and inclusion in the cable and...

25 Apr

WICT Philly Scoop – April 2019 Newsletter

June 25, 20198:30am – 4:30pmPhiladelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA   Registration is now open! WICT’s Tech It Out is an annual one-day conference celebrating cutting-edge technologies, innovation, STEM Student Outreach, expert speakers, and influential technology leaders. Come join us on June 25th to learn more about Data Privacy, Security, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and much more! Featured Keynote Speaker: Danielle CohnHead of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs Our event is open to the public, including men and women.Students under 18 must be supervised by an adult.Special early...

25 Apr

Did you know Katie Bouman is creating advancements into the phenomena of black holes?

In 2016, Katie Bouman was just a graduate student at MIT studying electrical engineering and computer science when she discovered something that will help change history. Bouman led a team of researchers that developed a new algorithm that could one day help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole. After 3 years, that moment has finally happened. With the assistance of Bouman’s and several other algorithms, MIT announced this week that they were able to successfully capture the first...

18 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Paula I. Birth

Meet Paula! Chief Revenue Officer at Fiplex Communications! Describe your role & what you love about it. My role entails driving better integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing, and revenue management. I love the ability I have to mentor young professionals in the industry, as well as, share my experience and help the team move the ball forward. It is so rewarding to be able to give back. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? Through my...

12 Apr

Recap: How to Expand Your Network: A QVC Networking Event – Roslyn Prewitt

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, WICT’s Sold-Out Networking event was held at QVC’s Studio Park. The night was exciting, filled with history, food and fun. We shopped, took a behind-the-scenes tour of the QVC studio, enjoyed cocktails, appetizers & networking. Before the Speed Networking event, there was a lot of energy in the room among the attendees and executives. Everyone was engaged, conversing, making connections and expanding their network.  The fun continued, when all attendees participated in this highly interactive...

08 Apr

Recap: WICT Executive Development Series: Leading with Power and Authenticity – Nora Kzirian

When women come together, great things happen. WICT Executive Development Series: Leading with Power and AuthenticityWriting By: Nora Kzirian, Senior Manager, Customer Communications, Comcast Business Between April 3 – 5, 2019, 35 women leaders in the telecommunication industry gathered in Savannah, GA for WICT’s Executive Development Series with one purpose: to develop authentic leadership styles. As one of the recipients of this year’s event scholarship, I had the privilege to join these women and learn alongside them.   Over the course of the two-day seminar, Elaine...

25 Mar

WICT Philly Scoop – March 2019 Newsletter

How to Expand Your Network:A QVC Networking Event April 2, 2019 @ 5:00pm Join us at QVC Studio Park for WICT Greater Philadelphia’s Enrichment Series “How to Expand Your Network.” Start the night with a behind-the-scenes tour of QVC, followed by cocktails, appetizers, shopping and networking. Next, you’ll be seated with other attendees and a table lead will guide everyone through group speed networking. THE BENEFITS OF SPEED NETWORKING Build the confidence you need to get noticed.Have meaningful conversations with executives and peers in...

21 Mar

Did you know that Margaret Hamilton was one of the first computer software programmers?

Margaret Hamilton, born in Indiana in 1936, is a pioneer for women in technology. After studying mathematics in college and teaching high school math, Margaret accepted a job at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Here she began programming software to help predict the weather, and it is also where her love for engineering was created.Over the next ten years, Margaret had a huge impact on science in America. At MIT’s Lincoln Lab, she worked on a project where...

21 Mar

Our March Woman of WICT: Jin Zhou

Meet Jin! Staff QA Engineer at ARRIS Describe your role & what you love about it. I work as a Quality Assurance Engineer: whether it’s leading the X1 test or writing code for test automation, I always feel excited knowing I’m helping deliver top-quality products to our customers. In a fast-paced industry like Cable and Telecomm, you’ll never be bored if you’re curious and have an open heart. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? I was the first recipient of the...

20 Mar

Event Recap: Lunch and Learn: Branding with Marge Jackson – Charon Harris and Ros Prewitt

Lunch & Learn: Branding with Marge Jackson, an interactive conversation focused on developing your leadership skills and personal brand. WICT Lunch and Learn with Marge Jackson. This event was sold out for one main reason and her name is Marge Jackson. Marge Jackson exemplifies how important it is to know your personal value and your brand. She opens with building and selling your brand by knowing your game; making a memorable impression and writing your own story. Marge Jacksondoes an excellent...

25 Feb

WICT Philly Scoop – February 2019 Newsletter

Webinar: Elevate Your Innovation Game andCareer with Open Sourcewith Nithya Ruff February 28, 2019 @ 12:00pmNithya Ruff, Head of Comcast’s Open Source Practice, will share what open source is and how Comcast and other companies in our industry use it to innovate faster, cheaper and better. It is also a great opportunity for women to elevate their public profile and careers through contribution to open source. Register Today Lunch and Learn:Branding Featuring Marge Jackson March 18, 2019 @ 1:00pmAn interactive conversation focused on developing your...

20 Feb

Our February Woman of WICT: Margaret Rickard Rubinacci

Meet Margaret! Director, Communications, Media and Entertainment at pureIntegration Describe 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 January Woman of WICT: Tonya M. Adams

Meet Tonya! Executive Director, Business Services Operations at Comcast What 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 December Woman of WICT: Heather Sokollu

Meet Heather! Director, Internal Communications for Technology at Comcast What 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...