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01Dec

Did You Know: Hedy Lamarr wasn’t just a pretty face?

While better known for her silver screen exploits and having no formal training, actress Hedy Lamarr became a pioneer in the field of wireless communications. During World War II, the international beauty icon learned that radio-controlled torpedoes, which could be important in the naval war, could easily be jammed, thereby causing the torpedo to go off course. Lamarr,...

30Oct

Did You Know: About the WICT Leadership Conference

The Conference is a professional development opportunity for cable professionals at all levels of their career journeys. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, each attendee is immersed in leadership activities designed to help impact their career and their company’s bottom line. This year’s event featured speakers like Katie Couric;...

20Sep

Event Recap: Wendy Bohling Speaker Series – Amy Thrush

Wendy Hall Bohling How Cowgirls rise, share their stories, and bring their posse with them Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia The latest WICT Philadelphia Speaker Series event, held at the Ritz Carlton in Center City Philadelphia, featured the much-anticipated speaker Wendy Hall Bohling. Wendy is author of Cowgirl Up! A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Corporate Frontier, and advocate...

21Aug

Did You Know: The first coaxial cable was invented in 1880?

English mathematician, Oliver Heaviside, studied the so-called skin effect in telegraph transmission lines. He concluded that wrapping an insular casing around a transmission line both increases the clarity of the signal and improves the durability of the cable. He patented the first coaxial cable in England in 1880. In 1894, The U.S. Patent office awards renowned inventor, Nikola Tesla, with the...

29Jun

Did You Know: The History of Girls Inc?

Did you know Girls Incorporated was formed in Waterbury, Connecticut in 1864 as a response to the needs of new working class: young women who had migrated from rural communities in search of newly available jobs in textile mills and factories? Girls Incorporated centers were warm, friendly places where girls could forget their troubles, even though the world outside had fallen...