Chelsey

This author Chelsey May has created 118 entries.

26 Apr

Did you know youngest women fly solo?

Teenage aviator Zara Rutherford has become the youngest women to fly around the world solo in 155 days.She is the first person to complete a circumnavigation in a microlight aircraft after a five-month journey which began in Kortrijk, Belgium on August 10, 2021 and ended on January 20, 2022. Learn More ...

26 Apr

April 2022 Board Member Spotlight: Laila Imam

Meet our Faces of The WICT Network Laila Imam: Senior Program Manager at Comcast What do you love most about your job?I love the people I work with the most. Over the years, I have worked with so many hardworking, intelligent and dedicated professionals. Without them I wouldn’t be able to successfully deliver my projects. I have built great relationships, which helped me bring our teams together through collaboration and to align on common goals of my organization.  How have other women...

11 Apr

DE&I Spotlight: Our Stories – Tom & Heather

What would you like others to know about neurodiversity that they may not know?  Tom: First and foremost, I would like others to be aware of what the term “neurodiversity” actually means. I’ve heard it used interchangeably with the word “autism,” and this is limiting because it excludes other neurodivergent individuals or reasons behind why a person may think or learn differently.  In simple terms, neurodivergence is a way of thinking that is different from the way the majority of “neurotypical”...

28 Mar

March 2022 Member Spotlight: Jessica Corsino

Meet our Faces of The WICT Network Jessica Corsino: Director of Data Stewardship at Comcast What do you love most about your job?The People! I get to work with amazing, intelligent and inspiring people in my role. I enjoy improving the employee experience by serving as an advocate to understand employee feedback and having a voice at the table in providing solutions that motivate our employees and make our organization a great place to work. I also love simplifying processes and transforming the end user experience with automation. How...

08 Mar

DE&I Spotlight: Our Stories – Peggy Gionta

What would you say were the top 3 things your allies did to support your growth? I have been fortunate to have many mentors, sponsors, advocates, and allies over the years.   As a business owner, I have had the opportunity to work with many dedicated people in supplier diversity who have devoted their careers to diversity, equity and inclusion (D, E&I) in corporate America. My allies are those who are willing to acknowledge gender gaps where they exist and help clear...

15 Feb

February 2022 Sponsor Spotlight: Tom Markley

Meet our Faces of The WICT Network Tom Markley: Global Client Executive at EY What do you love most about your job?Being part of a high performing, collaborative team. My EY colleagues are intelligent, innovative, and supportive, and I’m lucky to work with such an amazing group of people. I’m a big believer in bidirectional mentorship, which is an important part of our team culture. I have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally while helping others do the same –...

07 Feb

DE&I Spotlight: Our Stories – Zenita Henderson

Meet Zenita Zenita has a deep passion for technology and has over thirty years in the telecommunications industry starting with Toner Cable, Jerrold/General Instrument, Motorola Mobility (a Google Company), ARRIS and now as Vice President of marketing and business development at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE®) a subsidiary of CableLabs®. Zenita is an award-winning marketing, community and industry relations catalyst supporting education, arts, science, technology and math (STEM/STEAM) initiatives, healthcare, diversity and inclusion programs in the cable industry....

25 Jan

Take the member survey & be entered to win a prize!

We would like to begin the year hearing from you, our membership! The feedback you provide will be invaluable to ensuring we are providing you with the services, development opportunities and community that you can feel proud to engage with. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and you will be included in a raffle for a $50 Amazon gift card that will be announced shortly after the survey closes. Thank you in advance for your time! The survey closes on Tuesday,...

25 Jan

The WICT Network 2021 chapter awards results

CONGRATULATIONS! On January 20, The WICT Network hosted their annual awards ceremony to celebrate all of the chapters accomplishments throughout the last year. Congratulations to The WICT Network: Greater Philadelphia on multiple awards. And to all of the 2021 leaders – we are so proud of each and every one of you for all the hard work you put in to make The WICT Network shine. The WICT Network: Greater Philadelphia was the recipient of the following awards: Mentoring Excellence Award – 3rd PlaceInspire...

21 Jan

Did you know women’s faces are going to appear on quarters?

For the first time ever, women’s faces will appear on quarters and the nominations will be open to the public using the form provided by the National Women’s History Museum. It is a great way to recognize the eminent contributions made by Women who have had an influential impact in a myriad of fields spreading awareness about them among the younger generation. Learn More ...

21 Jan

January 2022 Woman Of WICT: Joy Zappacosta

Meet Joy Zappacosta: User Experience Designer at Comcast What do you love most about your job?As a part of the Comcast learning organization, I love when I can make the experience of our learners as smooth as possible. Over the past two years, we have seen so many changes within the working world. While people are changing jobs, adapting to new environments, or picking up new hobbies, the opportunity for learning new skills has grown tremendously. Our organization has embraced...

20 Sep

WICT Philly Scoop – September 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Thank you to everyone to entered our YouTube contest! Last month we hosted a social media contest. Four lucky winners who subscribed to our YouTube channel were randomly selected to win a $25 Amazon gift card. If you haven’t subscribed yet, please do so here. Congratulations to our 4 winners: (we will be reaching out shortly to deliver your prizes) Erin Palmer Valerie Spinosi Michael Speer Shannon Mess   Regional Event Thursday, October 11, 2018 5:00pm – 7:30pm QVC Studio Park, West Chester, PA 5:00pm & 5:15pm 30 Minute QVC Studio...

19 Sep

Event Recap: Gail Evans Speaker Series – Salome Younes

Attending my first WICT event was nothing short of inspiring. The event was held at The Logan Hotel in a beautiful reception space with a delightful breakfast spread. Gail Evans was the Key Note speaker of the event. Her book, Play like a Man, Win like a Woman,talks about the relationships between women, men, and work.  Evans is a fantastic speaker that held the whole room’s attention through her words. Evans started with pointing out the layout of how each woman...

18 Sep

Did You Know: What is the Most Popular Career for STEM Grads?

… one of the most popular careers for STEM grads is sales! By now we’ve all heard how important science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is for the jobs of the future. But there are certain jobs that are more people than technology focused, right? Well, maybe not. While traditional selling tactics relied heavily on personal relationships, sales people are now interacting with buyers who have more information at their disposal than ever before. As a result, today’s deals are more often...

16 Aug

WICT Philly Scoop – August 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Help us get to 100 YouTube subscribers! Subscribe to our WICT Greater Philadelphia YouTube page and you could win! Four lucky people who subscribe between August 16 and August 31 will be randomly chosen to each win a $25 Amazon gift card! *Don’t forget to sign in to YouTube and set your subscriptions to show publicly, otherwise we won’t know it’s you. Here is how you can change it. Thank You & Good luck! Speaker Series with Gail Evans Monday, September...

15 Aug

Our August Woman Of WICT: Jacqueline Means

Meet Jacqueline! Account Supervisor for Government Programs at Comcast. What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I’m the Accounting Supervisor for the Government Programs team. I love that my job isn’t just a traditional FP&A role, in that I get to interact with our customers on a consistent basis and feel vested in our commitment to providing them a better experience.  One of the more challenging aspects of my job is...

19 Jul

WICT Philly Scoop – July 2018 Monthly Newsletter

WICT Philly Gives Back Tuesday, November 13, 2018 5:00 – 9:00pm Vie by Cescaphe, Philadelphia, PA WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) recognizes phenomenal women in our industry. Their actions and words inspire all, including the young women from Girls Inc. attending the event. Do you know a champion in cable or telecommunications? Let them know by nominating them for one of four WPGB Awards: The Communicator, The Inspire, The Educator and The Catalyst. Nominees will be reviewed based on the touchstones for each award as...

18 Jul

Our July Woman of WICT: Kim-Loan Gotto

Meet Kim! Senior Manager, Sales Operations for Comcast Business What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I work within the Comcast Business organization, collaborating closely with all SMB Sales Channels. My responsibilities extend to all three divisions in supporting the Sales Centers’ day-to-day operations with all applications and systems. I oversee our telemarketing compliance efforts across SMB Sales channels, working closely with compliance vendors and legal to ensure our dialing policy...

17 Jul

Did You Know: What Happens in an Internet Minute?

In your everyday life, a minute might not seem like much. But when it comes to the vast scale of the internet, a minute goes by much further than you ever could have imagined. That’s because the internet has a degree of scale that our linear human brains are unaccustomed to operating on. The numbers for these services are so enormous that they can only be shown using the 60 second time scale. Any bigger, and our brains can’t even process these massive...

11 Jul

WICT Philly Scoop – June 2018 Monthly Newsletter

Join us for Tech It Out: The Age of Voice Control Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:00am – 4:30pm Villanova University Connelly Center Tech it Out 2018 has an amazing line up ready to take a deep dive into all things voice control on Wednesday July 18. Brought to you by the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of WICT in partnership with WICT Global-here’s just a few of the presentations you don’t want to miss! Jeanine Heck VP of AI Product, Comcast “The Evolution of Voice Control” LaBrina Loving Senior Software Engineer, Microsoft “Enriching Digital Content...

27 Jun

WICT Philly Gives Back Award Nominations are now open!

WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) recognizes phenomenal women in our industry. Their actions and words inspire all, including the young women from Girls Inc. attending the event. Do you know a champion in cable or telecommunications? Let them know by nominating them for one of four WPGB Awards: The Communicator, The Inspire, The Educator and The Catalyst. Nominees will be reviewed based on the touchstones for each award as well as contributions to and involvement in WICT. Nominations are being accepted until...

27 Jun

Our June Woman of WICT: Priyanka Sharma

Meet Priyanka! Category Manager at Arris. What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am a Category Manager for ARRIS. What I love about my job is it requires combining people skills with strategic decision making, making it a very fast paced role. How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career? There are various women, at ARRIS and in the Telecommunications industry, that have climbed up the ranks through hard work...

21 May

Did You Know: WICT Global has a Virtual Learning Environment?

You will gain an understanding of the industry’s most challenging issues and develop or enhance your professional competencies. You will attend a presentation on a targeted issue, interact live with industry peers and be able to ask questions in real-time from recognized subject matter experts. Why WICT Webinars? Accessible– WICT Webinars are delivered entirely via the web and all you need is standard web browser technology and a telephone. Fast – get right to the heart of an issue in (generally) a 1-hour block that fits...

21 May

Our May Woman of WICT: Kathy Tudisco

Meet Kathy! Strategic Intellectual Property Communications Manager at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? As the Communications Manager for the Comcast Strategic Intellectual Property group, I educate the engineering teams throughout the company about our patent program. I am responsible for implementing new and creative ways to encourage participation in the patent program and manage of the Comcast Inventor Recognition Program. I love recognizing our inventors for their innovative ideas and...

01 May

Empowered Women Empower Young Women – From QVC Leaders to Girls, Inc. Members

Recently, 24 young women from Girls, Inc. came to QVC to learn, laugh, and sell like a host of our own. With the help of some of our All-Star women team members, the Girls, Inc. ladies got a full taste of life at QVC. Girls, Inc. aims to inspire and empower all girls to be strong, smart and bold by building mentoring relationships and a pro-girl environment. Girls, Inc. members are encouraged to become role models in their community and...

25 Apr

Did You Know: Women Who Watched “The X-Files” Pursued More Careers in STEM?

It is called the Scully Effect. Dr. Dana Scully, portrayed by Gillian Anderson, was one of the first multidimensional female characters in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) field to be featured on a popular television show, and the first to play a leading role. She is known for her objectivity, skepticism, confidence, and brilliance. In the world of entertainment media, where scientists are often portrayed as white men wearing white coats and working alone in labs, Scully stood...

25 Apr

Our April Woman of WICT: Amy Thrush

Meet Amy! Manager, HSD Product Business Operations at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? I am in Internet Product Management under Xfinity Services at Comcast. I focus primarily on our internet customer-base who purchase their own modems – ensuring they have accurate information about the devices that are certified, as well as educating the frontline and helping to communicate the value of renting our xFi Gateway to customers. I love...

03 Apr

Have you renewed your WICT Membership yet?

Have you renewed your Women in Cable Telecommunications yearly membership yet? Just as a reminder that the renewal period ended Saturday, March 31, 2018! Be a part of the 10,000 nationwide members and join one of the oldest and largest organizations serving women professionals in cable and telecommunications today! It is an excellent opportunity to network with peers and industry leaders to experience leadership and technical skill development first-hand. Join today for your chance at a scholarship to the Executive Development Series: Leading...

26 Mar

Our March Woman of WICT: Kelsey Vaughan

Meet Kelsey! Senior Analyst in Financial Planning and Analysis at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Kelsey – I joined Comcast in 2016 as a Financial Analyst working for Comcast Business supporting our carrier sales team. This is where my love for financial modeling and data analysis became prominent as well as a new interest: fiber optic networks. Recently, I joined the Technology and Product team as a Senior Analyst...

15 Mar

Did You Know: You don’t have to be a strong, bold FEMALE to join WICT?

In a recent study by the Financial Women’s Association, an overwhelming majority of people agreed that “men are instrumental to the success of women,” and 39 percent agreed that men should join women’s networking groups that have been set up to promote and advance women in the workforce. “Engaging men in the crusade to inspire a shift in corporate cultures, promoting gender balanced leadership teams up and down the corporate ladder seems to be imperative,” says PWN Global President, Marijo Bos. We...

26 Feb

Did You Know: Cinderella opened on this day in 1950?

Cinderella, based on another Brothers Grimm fairy tale, was chosen for its similarity to the Snow White story. The film’s immediate source was Charles Perrault’s French version of the fairy tale, which tells the story of a young girl whose father dies, leaving her at the mercy of her oppressive stepmother and two unsympathetic stepsisters. As in Snow White, Cinderella gets the help of a few friends-in this case singing mice and birds as well as a Fairy Godmother-to escape the...

26 Feb

Our February Woman of WICT: Nidhi Desai

Meet Nidhi! Consultant at PureIntegration What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Nidhi: As a PureIntegration Consultant, I recently joined the Customer Experience team at Comcast where I’m specifically focusing on improving and implementing the company’s initiatives on Employee Empowerment. It’s an interesting connection from my previous role in which I deployed Xfinity Internet speed tiers to the markets and had an opportunity to work closely with various teams across work...

13 Feb

Event Recap: A Night at the Movies – Sara Erbstein

WICT Philly kicked  off the year with a fun night out at the movies. Hosted at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia, guests enjoyed an hour of mingling while snacking on an amazing charcuterie & cheese board. The discussions were lively, many were catching up after the crazy holiday season, and all were bursting with excitement about the upcoming Eagles Superbowl.  One reason why I love WICT events – it’s a chance to catch up with friends and  colleagues I don’t...

01 Feb

Did You Know: On this day in history JFK made history

on this day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy becomes the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. From a podium in the State Department auditorium, Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody and impending negotiations for an atomic test ban treaty. He then opened the floor for questions from reporters, answering queries on a variety of topics including relations with Cuba, voting rights...

01 Feb

Our January Woman of WICT: Michelle Horner

Meet Michelle. Communications Manager for National Sales Operations at Comcast What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Michelle: Our National Sales Operations team coordinates and manages national initiatives that help our frontline sales teams provide the best possible customer experience. We cover everything from implementing national sales reports that help agents monitor their performance to enhancing order entry apps for agents’ iPads. As a communications manager on the team, I use design...

29 Dec

Reflections from our Chapter President

As we close 2017, the WICT Philadelphia Board would like to extend our best wishes for a happy holiday season and new year.  We are grateful for your partnership and thank you for being a part of WICT Greater Philadelphia.  From your support and involvement we have continued to evolve to meet the needs of our record 1250+ members.  Thank you for your involvement, the commitment of our many volunteers, and the support of our sponsors. In review, 2017 has been another...

29 Dec

Our November WOW: Michelle Yvonne Adderley

Meet Michelle! Senior Program Manager at eClerx What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging? Michelle: I am a Senior Program Manager at eClerx.  I’m responsible for supporting our training and quality programs. I work with other vendor partners across the organization hosting calibrations, overseeing the day to day results to ensure alignment.  What I love about my job is the people that I have the opportunity to work with. I love the...

19 Dec

Event Recap: Holiday Tea – Anju Treohan

My first WICT event – Holiday Tea at The Logan Hotel At 2pm on Thursday, December 7, 140 women stepped away from their jobs and gathered in a beautiful ballroom at The Logan for WICT’s Holiday Tea. In attendance were VPs, senior managers, recruiters, consultants and freelancers with roles across marketing, program management, tech, data and user experience representing Philadelphia’s cable telecommunications companies—Comcast, ARRIS, QVC, Pure Integration and Robert Half to name a few. The cozy room was full of energy as...