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13Jun

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Robyn O’Brien

Receiving the WICT scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend Tech It Out on June 6th at Villanova University. This year’s TIO event was on the topic of the Internet of Things and the positive impact IoT can have on our lives. There was also a focus on women in STEM and the importance of encouraging and empowering young girls...

05Jun

Did You Know: How WICT got it’s start?

Did you know WICT was officially launched when its board of directors met July 30, 1979, in New York City to approve its bylaws. The first annual membership meeting was December 13 in Anaheim, California, at the Western Show. Lucille Larkin stated in an article she wrote for the December 15, 1979, edition of TV Communications magazine, that the goals would...

19Apr

Did You Know: WICT National recently announced their 2017 Rising Leaders?

The RLP is comprised of industry professionals primarily at the manager and director level who have demonstrated leadership potential within their companies. “WICT’s Rising Leaders Program provides the next generation of industry leaders with essential tools to enhance their skills and strengthen their companies,” said Joanna Dees, WICT’s Associate Vice President of Educational Programs. “We’re very pleased to continue to have such...

19Apr

Event Recap: Executive Development Series – Various Contributors

I went into EDS: Leading with Power and Authenticity expecting to meet some phenomenal women and gain some insight into being a better leader. Well, that happened in a huge way. The seminar was so much more than sitting in a room and following along with presentations. We spent two and a half very interactive days discussing professional—and personal—growth and how...

17Apr

Event Recap: Wonder Women Luncheon – Various Contributors

The Wonder Women Luncheon honors 17 accomplished and influential women from the media industry. In addition, they recognize 12 “Women to Watch” and this year introduced the “Woman of Influence” award. The honorees were from cable networks, cable operators and media companies. The speeches were brief and many of the same themes came up: perseverance, risk, collaboration, asking for what you...

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...