WICT GLOBAL
Webinar: Learning to Love No
Thursday, April 23, 202012:00 – 1:00PM EDT
FREE for all members

According to research published by Harvard Business Review, women in business must substantially outperform the average professional in order to get ahead. As a result, a ‘yes’ culture has been created. Society tells us that to be seen as a true go-getter, deserving of success, we must say yes to everything that comes our way. We must prove that we’re willing, eager, and capable of doing it all.

The reality, however, is just the opposite. In this presentation, entrepreneur and award-winning business consultant Erin Joy draws from personal and client experiences and qualitative research to refute the dangerous ‘just say yes’ mindset and prove that there is even more power in saying ‘no.’


WICT GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Webinar: The Art of Virtual Networking
Friday, April 24, 20209:00 – 10:00AM EDT
FREE for all members and non-members

Join Jennefer Witter as she discusses the ins and outs of virtually networking, including what it is and dos and don’ts. Virtual networking allows you to start, keep, and grow your professional connections, even if you are homebound. There will be ample time for questions and answers following the session.

Check out our website for more free content and webinars.

Check out this blog post on best practices for maintaining a professional atmosphere while working remotely, from our own executive champion, Margaret Rickard Rubinacci, pureIntegration.

Share your funny, uplifting, and inspirations moments during quarantine with the hashtag #WICTapproved . We will highlight a few in our next newsletter.

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Both the Apple II and Commodore PET 2001 personal computers were introduced on this day in 1977, at the first annualWest Coast Computer Faire.

Ironically, Commodore had previously rejected purchasing the Apple II from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, deciding to build their own computers. Both machines used the same processor, the MOS 6502, but the companies had very different design strategies—and it showed on this day.

Meet Latonya: Director, Competitive Insights,XCS Strategy and Planning at Comcast!
Describe your role & what you love about it.

I lead up our competitive intelligence collection efforts. This involves tracking our competitors’ strategic and tactical activity, and reporting back the most relevant insights so that Comcast teams are prepared to respond. It’s like being an archaeologist, private detective, and news reporter, all in one role. I love this job because no two days are the same. That is exciting. 

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

I’ve gotten to work with a very talented and diverse set of women throughout my career, from senior leaders to peers to administrators. I have been able to stay connected with several of them as mentors and as friends. It has been great to have a close circle of “guidance counselors” to help me gut-check personal and professional decisions.

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

I have a degree in library and information science. And even though I’ve never formally worked as a librarian, I still use these skills every day in my current job. And the field has a very strong legacy of female leadership, which has always inspired me. Oh, and I’m a big nerd—science fiction, technology, trivia—you name it!

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT is important because it provides a safe, supportive place that allows its members to learn, grow, thrive and give back.