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14Mar

Did You Know: The ENIAC Six?

In 1946 six brilliant young women programmed the world’s first all-digital, programmable computer, the ENIAC, a project run by the U.S. Army in Philadelphia. The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) was the clunky, incredibly buggy predecessor to the general purpose computers in everyone’s lives today. It was 1,000 times faster than similar electromechanical machines and 2,400 times faster than...

14Mar

Event Recap: Speed Networking – Marianna Kind

The February 23rd WICT networking event was a very special one.  This particular WICT event had no guest speaker, it was organized differently, but, was still made for a very informative evening.  At the same time everyone had an opportunity to voice their questions and concerns proving this networking event to be a very productive one. As this event was in collaboration...

14Feb

Did You Know: The real story behind Hidden Figures?

Females working as “human computers” dates back long before space exploration. In the late 1800’s Harvard employed a group of women who collected, studied, and catalogued thousands of images of stars and a woman named Williamina Fleming was the first to recognize the existence of white dwarfs. In 1941, with World War II raging in Europe, President Franklin Roosevelt banned discrimination in...

14Nov

Event Recap: WICT Philly Gives Back 2016 – Tiffany Lindsay

On November 10, 2016, WICT Philadelphia held its annual fundraising event WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) to raise funds for the WICT scholarship and honor outstanding women in the telecommunications industry. The event also recognizes a Girls, Inc., a non-profit youth organization dedicated to inspiring young girls to be strong, smart and bold. This year’s event was held at the...

19Oct

Event Recap: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Sara Erbstein

WICT Philly participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 15, 2016. It was a beautiful day for a noncompetitive, 5K (3.1 miles) walk through Fairmont Park in Philadelphia.  Our small but mighty team raised almost $800 for the American Cancer Society. The donations our team raised will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research as well as...

19Oct

Event Recap: QVC Regional Event – Amy Bennett

On Thursday October 13th QVC hosted Philadelphia WICT’s “Leading at The Speed of Technology”  panel discussion with a focus on being resiliency.   Moderated by  QVC Host – Leah Williams, the panelists included Monica Justice, VP Enterprise Portfolio Management, QVC, Jodi Friedman, Account VP,  Arris,  Betsy Brightman, VP, Content Acquisition, Comcast, and Deighton Liverpool, VP, Information Technology SCTE.  Approximately 55 cable industry professionals attended...