WICT GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Virtual Networking with Industry Influencers
Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 – 10:00AM ET
Bring your own breakfast to our first virtual roundtable networking event.
This is your opportunity to have conversations with industry leaders, influencers, and other WICT members. You’ll be placed in small groups with a table lead, where you’ll discuss current topics in telecommunications and build meaningful relationships with your group.
Table leads and more details coming soon.
WICT GREATER PHILADELPHIA
Webinar: The State of Diversity & Inclusion:Getting Real About Inclusive Leadership
Did you miss this event? Watch the replay now on our YouTube channel.
WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars Program
Now through July 27, 2020
The WICT Philadelphia Chapter Board is pleased to announce we are offering 3 scholarships as part of the WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program. The program will award 3 students with $3,000 each for the fall semester of 2020.
Your WICT membership provides you with unique benefits to strengthen the leader within you. You get access to rich networking opportunities, online resources, member rates for technical and professional development programs from WICT and industry partners, subscription discounts, and leadership awards and recognition.
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The online learning library is open to everyone. Share with your network & friends!
During this uncertain time, many of us are facing new challenges as we adapt to remote work. While we cannot control what is happening during this pandemic, we can look for opportunities to continue our professional development at a pace that works for all of us individually. To help with this effort, WICT’s Online Learning Library is open to everyone from a limited time. We encourage you to share the library with members and non-members in your network. Visit www.wict.org/library/ to get started today!
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Our industry provides content and connectivity to millions of customers. We are proud to support the efforts of our stakeholders to enable people to continue to be active and engaged citizens.
We are pleased to share examples of the important role cable, media and technology companies play in keeping us connected and productive.
Meet Sindu: Manager, XCS Strategy & Planning at Comcast!
Describe your role & what you love about it.
In my new role as part of Industry & Competitive Insights, I love the fact that I get a chance to craft the most compelling stories that not only provide a much needed perspective on the landscape, but really identify the threats and opportunities for our business. It’s even more fun to figure out through coaching from my team and manager on how to best tell a story and how to captivate an audience. If the role wasn’t exciting enough, the people that I work with make it 10x more amazing – we aren’t just strategic in how we think, but how we collaborate. We’re there for each other, even more now in this pandemic, and willing to nurture each other’s passions. Like they say – find your people and the work will follow.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Women have shaped my career, and I wouldn’t be doing this piece justice if I didn’t embrace the fact that a strong powerful woman, Sharmila Ravi, has not just shaped my career, but launched it. From a young age and as she was learning how to navigate a corporate company, I learned from my mother the importance of developing and maintaining relationships. Focus less on what you get out of it and more on what you can bring to it. It’s not weak to give your time for someone else, it’s weak to never acknowledge you should help someone. Giving to learn is just as important as learning to give. Lastly, making a presence and sticking up for what you want and believe in, no matter how odd or unconventional you may appear, is what drives change. Embrace change by diving in headfirst or let it take away your power by trying to resist it.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a strong advocate of disrupting my personal life. I hate routines and love to try new activities – ranging from participating in a 10-day vegan yoga retreat in Nicaragua to perfecting my craft in acting by taking classes at the Philly Improv Theater. Even during this quarantine, I’m learning to channel my extroverted energy in different ways – TikTok videos, starting my own virtual book club and even getting married via Zoom.
Why do you think WICT is important?
WICT is important because it provides a space to focus on empowering women – everything from scholarships, networking opportunities, trainings, to events that focus on key issues affecting women in this industry. It’s a great non-profit that highlights the presence of women in this space and brings women together to form a close-knit group that can help serve as allies.