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 your industry.
  • Group networking eases anxiety about networking to create a more comfortable environment.
  • Meeting with several people at once can spark fresh ideas, aided by multiple life views.
  • Gain advice from a variety of individuals.
  • Pick up networking tips and tricks through observation.

AGENDA

5:00pm & 5:15pm
QVC Studio Tours  

5:15pm – 6:15pm
Cocktails, Appetizers & Networking

6:15pm – 7:30pm
Speed Networking – How to Make Networking Fun


TABLE LEADS

Laura Lee
VP, Operations Transformation, Comcast 

Jodi Teitelman
VP, Affiliate Distribution, Qurate Retail Group Networks 

Karen Angeles
Senior Director, pureIntegration 

Carol Ann Sweeney
Senior Manager, Business Operations, ARRIS

Ben Ryan
VP, HR Technology & Product, Comcast 

Katie Barrett
Director, National Technical Operations, Comcast 

Jodi Friedman
Account VP, Business Services, ARRIS 

Margaret Rickard
Director, Communications, Media Entertainment, pureIntegration

Emerging Technologies: Explore the Possibilities
SAVE THE DATE
June 25, 2019
201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 
CALL FOR SPEAKERS
Participation opportunities exist for: 
  • Speakers on panels and break-out sessions 
  • Students, Interns, and Young Professionals
Possible 2019 Topics include:
  • Artificial Intelligence 
  • Cloud Technology
  • Cyber/Data Security 
  • Data Science Analytics 
  • Digital Technology/Social Media
LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER

We are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s  WICT Greater Philadelphia Mentoring Program . We invite you to apply for enrollment in this year’s program. It is a great opportunity to expand your network, build essential leadership skills and strengthen your confidence.

Mentoring program structure?
  • Groups of 10-12 mentees will be paired with 2 mentors for a structured mentoring program that will help mentees achieve a variety of individual development goals and objectives.
  • This award–recognized program gives mentees structure and support to steer their professional and personal development down the path they choose.

Please complete the application by no later than 5:00 pm ET on Friday, March 22nd. Once received, we will establish circles, match mentors and inform applicants by April 19 th.

WICT Signature Luncheon 2019
May 2, 2019Plaza Hotel5th Ave at Central ParkNew York, NY

WICT is a global organization with over 10,500 members that commissions original gender research, provides some of the most sought-after educational experiences, and convenes leaders to help shape the future of our industry.

To commemorate WICT’s 40th anniversary, we will hold a very special Signature Luncheon, designed to honor the past, celebrate the present, and imagine the future of WICT and the industry we represent.
What’s included: Registration for the event and ground transportation to and from The Plaza Hotel.

2 Scholarships Available
Deadline to Apply: April 12, 2019

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. 

March 18 th  Lunch and Learn – Branding featuring Marge Jackson

Thank you to everyone who attend on Monday. We hope you had a great time learning about your brand from Marge Jackson. Your response from this event was outstanding so we plan to bring Marge back for another branding event later this year. Stay tuned!

View the event recap from Roslyn Prewitt and Charon Harris

Check out our feature,  3 Questions in 3 Minutes , where we will get to
know a new industry influencer each month. Next Up:

Susan Jin Davis:

Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCU

Celebrate women’s impact in the #LeadwithMore campaign
honoring WICT’s 40th anniversary, encouraging women to pursue
meaningful career paths in the industry.
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 she wrote the software for the first U.S. air defense system – a program that helped the U.S. to detect enemy aircrafts.  Most notably, at her time at MIT’s Instrumentation Lab, she provided aeronautical technology for NASA. She led a team that developed software for the guidance and control systems for in-flight command and lunar modules. There was no type of software like this out at the time, so Margaret and her team members created it. She specifically created the software to detect system errors and recover information in computer crashes, which were both crucial elements during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission (which took astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin to the moon!).

Margaret eventually established her own software engineering company, and has been the recipient of various national honors. She is credited with coining the term “software engineer.” 

Parts of this article were taken from Britannica

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 WICT Nomi M. Bergman Fellowship: thanks to Nomi’s generous offer, I had the opportunity to participate in the 2017 WICT Executive Training and met numerous talented, female leaders in the industry who continue to inspire and uplift me in my career. 
Sherita Ceasar, my WICT mentor who is a highly respected leader within Comcast, has coached me to be a people leader even without a title.

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I enjoy ballroom dance as well as Chinese folk dance.

Why do you think WICT is important?

No matter which cable or telecom company you work for or who you work under, you’ll always find WICT members whom you can count on for support and mentoring. It’s amazing having such a supportive network for women in the industry.