SPEAKER SERIES

Diversity & Inclusion Featuring Mini Timmaraju

APRIL 8, 2020 | 9:30am-10:30am

Mini Timmaraju, Executive Director of D&I at Comcast, will be discussing the state of diversity and inclusion in our industry and how women can advance in their careers.

WICT Member $25 | Non-Member $35

Apply Now for WICT Mentorship Program!
We are accepting applications for the 2020 WICT Greater Philadelphia Mentoring Program, facilitated by Stella Grizont, creator of The Work Happiness Method™!
  • Mentees will each be paired with an individual mentor for a 1:1 relationship-building experience.
  • Program size is 50 mentors to 50 mentees.
  • This year, we are excited to be joined by Stella Grizont, acclaimed speaker and executive coach. Stella will facilitate in-person sessions as well as webinars to guide participants in their ongoing dialogue.
  • Mentee/Mentor matches to be communicated on Monday, March 16.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Work in the cable telecommunications industry.
  • Be a current WICT Greater Philadelphia member, to join online visit www.wict.org.
  • Be willing to dedicate the time required, including monthly meetings with your mentor (via telephone or in-person), the kick-off event on Thursday March 26, virtual sessions throughout the program, and attending the closing event in November (Date TBD).
  • There is a $100 cost to participate.
  • To apply to be a Mentor, please reach out to Danielle_Bonner@comcast.com for more information.
Don’t forget to renew your WICT membership!

WICT membership provides you with a host of unique benefits to strengthen the leader within you during every stage of your career. As a member, you’ll gain access to rich networking opportunities, online resources, member rates for professional development programs from WICT and industry partners, subscription discounts, and leadership awards and recognition.

Call for Speakers!
WICT Greater Philadelphia is seeking participantsfor its annual Tech-It-Out (TIO) conference.
June 16, 2020
Philadelphia 201 Hotel

The TIO conference showcases cutting-edge technology impacting the telecommunications industry—and by extension, our lives. The 2020 theme is Innovate 2020: Leaping into a New Decade, focused on the upcoming technologies that will quickly become the new standard(s) in business and society.  Are you or someone you know working on an exciting project or technology that you would like to share? 

Nichelle Nichols was convinced by Martin Luther King Jr. to continue acting on Star Trek , in hopes that her role on the show would advance racial equality.

And he was right. Nichelle first portrayed Lieutenant Uhura in 1964, and by 1969, she was working with NASA to recruit women and people of color into the program—including Mae Jemison, who became the first black woman to go to space. It goes to show that representation matters! In another momentous step forward for diversity and visibility, Nichelle Nichols was one half of the first interracial kiss on television, which she shared with William Shatner.

Meet Amanda –  Director of Mover Marketing Strategy and Acquisition Email at Comcast Cable!
Describe your role & what you love about it.

As the mover marketing strategy lead within the commercial marketing organization, I partner with teams across the enterprise to develop and execute marketing and sales strategies to win share during a residential move. Retaining and acquiring new customers during a move requires visibility into macro trends impacting mobility rates, targeting capabilities to reach consumers at the right moment, and close partnerships with divisions, channel owners, and industry partners to bring programs to life. As the strategy lead for the acquisition email channel, I’m focused on growing our audience and delivering digital conversions in partnership with our ecommerce team. I’m incredibly passionate about the work I do, and am focused on tackling big problems and keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.

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

I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of strong leaders help shape my career path, both men and women, but my connections and relationships with women within the industry have helped get me to where I am today. My experiences with women supporting and promoting me throughout my career, and championing my work (or sharing candid feedback when it was lacking) have made me a better professional and a more resilient employee. These friendships and relationships feed my energy, passion, and drive to be better – especially as a working mom. 

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

I am an artist! Or, I was. In college, I briefly majored in fine arts and spent a semester in Italy, studying art history and figure drawing. I grew up wanting to be an illustrator or an art teacher, and have channeled my love for creativity and expression into my career in marketing. Don’t ask me to doodle or draw a cartoon, but give me a pencil and a still life, and I can still wow!

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT has been a critical part of my professional development while working in the industry. I recently attended the Leading with Power and Authenticity Executive Development Series in sunny SoCal, and was able to spend a week exploring and leaning into the unique perspectives and qualities we, as women, bring to leadership positions. The best leaders are utilizing both feminine and masculine qualities. I also gained a deeper appreciation of how to use what’s unique to me, as a woman, rather than focusing on what masculine qualities I should adopt. The class brought together women from across the country and industry, allowing us to really reflect on ourselves in a way that was productive – not critical. WICT has provided an extended community of women that I can benefit from or give back to, beyond the network I have at Comcast.