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10 May

Recap: WICT Signature Luncheon – Jessica DeBurro

A novice at transportation to and from The Big Apple, I surprisingly arrived at the Plaza early enough to browse the foyer adjacent to the Grand Ballroom. It had been decorated with a larger than life time line charting the 40 year history of WICT in tandem with the last 40 years of women in history, from Margaret Thatcher’s election to Prime Minister of England, to Sally Ride’s historic trip to space as the first American woman to do so,...

06 May

Recap: WICT Signature Luncheon – Meredith B. Rendall

Have you ever attended WICT’s Signature Luncheon? If you haven’t, I need to let you in on a little secret, Go! As a new “Comcaster”, this is my first year as a WICT member and Signature Luncheon attendee, and boy did I hit the jackpot on both counts. On May 2, I traveled to New York City to participate in WICT’s 40-year anniversary celebration; and was captivated by its history of forging gender diversity and inclusion in the cable and...

12 Apr

Recap: How to Expand Your Network: A QVC Networking Event – Roslyn Prewitt

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019, WICT’s Sold-Out Networking event was held at QVC’s Studio Park. The night was exciting, filled with history, food and fun. We shopped, took a behind-the-scenes tour of the QVC studio, enjoyed cocktails, appetizers & networking. Before the Speed Networking event, there was a lot of energy in the room among the attendees and executives. Everyone was engaged, conversing, making connections and expanding their network.  The fun continued, when all attendees participated in this highly interactive...

08 Apr

Recap: WICT Executive Development Series: Leading with Power and Authenticity – Nora Kzirian

When women come together, great things happen. WICT Executive Development Series: Leading with Power and AuthenticityWriting By: Nora Kzirian, Senior Manager, Customer Communications, Comcast Business Between April 3 – 5, 2019, 35 women leaders in the telecommunication industry gathered in Savannah, GA for WICT’s Executive Development Series with one purpose: to develop authentic leadership styles. As one of the recipients of this year’s event scholarship, I had the privilege to join these women and learn alongside them.   Over the course of the two-day seminar, Elaine...

20 Mar

Event Recap: Lunch and Learn: Branding with Marge Jackson – Charon Harris and Ros Prewitt

Lunch & Learn: Branding with Marge Jackson, an interactive conversation focused on developing your leadership skills and personal brand. WICT Lunch and Learn with Marge Jackson. This event was sold out for one main reason and her name is Marge Jackson. Marge Jackson exemplifies how important it is to know your personal value and your brand. She opens with building and selling your brand by knowing your game; making a memorable impression and writing your own story. Marge Jacksondoes an excellent...

19 Dec

Event Recap: Holiday Tea 2018 – Yvette Thornton

The Holiday Tea has always been one of my favorite events and this year’s event surpassed the others by far. This year, we had the pleasure of having Stella Grizont speak to us about The Science of Happiness: How to Flourish at Work. What better way to end the year and ring in the new year than discussing how to be happy. Stella taught us how to drastically change our mood at work in three easy steps. Step 1: Stop complaining. ...

20 Nov

Event Recap: WICT Executive Development Series – Lynn Mueller

Continuing my learning and networking journey Back in early September, I applied for a scholarship to attend a WICT Executive Development Series (EDS) course.  Being relatively new to Comcast and WICT, I looked at this as excellent way to build upon my existing network while continuing to focus on my personal commitment to participate in and contribute to organizations, which sponsor professional development programs and support professional networking for women to aid in their career advancement.  To my great surprise the...

19 Nov

Event Recap: WICT Leadership Conference – Meghan Horn

I was fortunate enough to be given a scholarship to attend this year’s WiCT Leadership Conference. When I first arrived for registration for the event, little did I know the incredible learning experience I was about to embark on, as well as the incredible networking opportunities. The sessions and speakers were inspiring, informative, and transformative. However, it was the connections and networking that were the most pleasant and rewarding surprise. I have been to a handful of conferences and networking events,...

24 Oct

My First WICT Leadership Conference – Tonya Fabrizio

I was awarded the opportunity to attend the 2018 WICT Leadership Conference in New York City this year thanks to the generosity of WICT Philadelphia’s chapter scholarship.  Being a first-time attendee, I was unsure what to expect—  I had heard remarkable things about prior conferences and knew that WICT always delivers top-notch programming, professional development and networking opportunities. Looking back, not only did the conference meet my expectations, it greatly exceeded them. The welcome session featured a local NYC dance company called “Pretty...

23 Oct

Event Recap: Pennsylvania Conference for Women – Mary Malone

On Friday October 12, 2018, fifteen thousand women (and a few men) gathered at the PA Convention Center in Center City Philadelphia for the 15thannual PA Conference for Women. Through the generosity of WICT of Greater Philadelphia, many of us were able to attend the conference on scholarships – yet another growth opportunity offered by this wonderful organization whose declared mission statement is to develop strong women leaders in the cable and telecom industry. Throughout the day, a broad range of focused...

22 Oct

Event Recap: Pennsylvania Conference For Women – Akida Neely

Thank you @WICT for sponsoring me for the #Pennwomen Conference.  I was thoroughly inspired and WOWed!!  The overall feeling of over 10,000 women supporting each other is amazing, empowering and extraordinary.  The programs were impactful, innovative and useful! The exhibitors provided much needed retail therapy and the lessons learned were all actionable!  Thank you for a wonderful experience I am truly grateful! ...

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...

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...

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...

20 Sep

Event Recap: Wendy Bohling Speaker Series – Amy Thrush

Wendy Hall Bohling How Cowgirls rise, share their stories, and bring their posse with them Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton, Philadelphia The latest WICT Philadelphia Speaker Series event, held at the Ritz Carlton in Center City Philadelphia, featured the much-anticipated speaker Wendy Hall Bohling. Wendy is author of Cowgirl Up! A Woman’s Guide to Navigating the Corporate Frontier, and advocate for gender intelligent teams and leaders. Guests were welcomed warmly into a breakfast event with delicious food, coffee, and high top...

13 Jun

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Robyn O’Brien

Receiving the WICT scholarship gave me the opportunity to attend Tech It Out on June 6th at Villanova University. This year’s TIO event was on the topic of the Internet of Things and the positive impact IoT can have on our lives. There was also a focus on women in STEM and the importance of encouraging and empowering young girls who are interested in pursuing a career in STEM. The speakers were inspiring, and I learned a lot about how...

19 Apr

Event Recap: Executive Development Series – Various Contributors

I went into EDS: Leading with Power and Authenticity expecting to meet some phenomenal women and gain some insight into being a better leader. Well, that happened in a huge way. The seminar was so much more than sitting in a room and following along with presentations. We spent two and a half very interactive days discussing professional—and personal—growth and how a balance of both are paramount to achieving success at home and in the workplace. The connections I made at the...

17 Apr

Event Recap: Wonder Women Luncheon – Various Contributors

The Wonder Women Luncheon honors 17 accomplished and influential women from the media industry. In addition, they recognize 12 “Women to Watch” and this year introduced the “Woman of Influence” award. The honorees were from cable networks, cable operators and media companies. The speeches were brief and many of the same themes came up: perseverance, risk, collaboration, asking for what you want, work ethic and perseverance (to name a few!). These women were transparent and often noted mistakes along the way:...

14 Mar

Event Recap: Speed Networking – Marianna Kind

The February 23rd WICT networking event was a very special one.  This particular WICT event had no guest speaker, it was organized differently, but, was still made for a very informative evening.  At the same time everyone had an opportunity to voice their questions and concerns proving this networking event to be a very productive one. As this event was in collaboration with Comcast and held at the Comcast Center, I was excited to attend.  This networking event was different than traditional...

14 Nov

Event Recap: WICT Philly Gives Back 2016 – Tiffany Lindsay

On November 10, 2016, WICT Philadelphia held its annual fundraising event WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) to raise funds for the WICT scholarship and honor outstanding women in the telecommunications industry. The event also recognizes a Girls, Inc., a non-profit youth organization dedicated to inspiring young girls to be strong, smart and bold. This year’s event was held at the Crystal Tea Ballroom. The following women were recognized for their outstanding contributions to our industry: • The Catalyst Award – Sharon Desmond,...

19 Oct

Event Recap: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk – Sara Erbstein

WICT Philly participated in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk on October 15, 2016. It was a beautiful day for a noncompetitive, 5K (3.1 miles) walk through Fairmont Park in Philadelphia.  Our small but mighty team raised almost $800 for the American Cancer Society. The donations our team raised will enable investment in groundbreaking breast cancer research as well as provide free information and services for those diagnosed with the disease. Event recap by Sara Erbstein ...

19 Oct

Event Recap: QVC Regional Event – Amy Bennett

On Thursday October 13th QVC hosted Philadelphia WICT’s “Leading at The Speed of Technology”  panel discussion with a focus on being resiliency.   Moderated by  QVC Host – Leah Williams, the panelists included Monica Justice, VP Enterprise Portfolio Management, QVC, Jodi Friedman, Account VP,  Arris,  Betsy Brightman, VP, Content Acquisition, Comcast, and Deighton Liverpool, VP, Information Technology SCTE.  Approximately 55 cable industry professionals attended the event.   The evening started with a behind the scenes tour of QVC’s broadcast operations.  Prior to the panel discussion...

19 Oct

Event Recap: One Day Immersion – Zenita Henderson

WICT Philly along with Comcast and SCTE Foundation sponsored the One Day Immersion in Cable, TV and Digital Entertainment conference, held on Monday, September 26, 2017, in conjunction with SCTE/ISBE’s Cable-Tec Expo. The One Day Immersion conference brings together area college students to receive real world career advice from some our industry’s smartest executives, and learn about internships and job opportunities in our industry. The robust half day conference was filled with informative idea charged discussions, led by executives from Comcast,...

19 Oct

Event Recap: WICT Leadership Conference – Patty B. Ragsdale

The WICT Leadership Conference is the national event that draws women from the entire cable industry together for two jam packed days.   WICT’s commitment to developing women leaders shines through in the programming they offer at this yearly event.  The agenda with its keynote general sessions along with concurrent breakout sessions allowed participants to attend classes, workshops or talks that were geared to their specific interests. The conference kicked off with a Keynote address from Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic Gold Medalist in...

15 Aug

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Jennifer White

My background is in sports and business so I don’t get much more technical then being able to connect my laptop to a new router… But having the ability to sit in on a discussion about VR/MR/AR at Philadelphia’s chapter of WICT’s Tech-It-Out annual event was amongst the best experiences I’ve had at Comcast so far. Being surrounded by executives at major technical companies (such as Comcast) and just listening to what they had to say about the future of...

15 Aug

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Caoimhe McCrory

As an attendee with little knowledge in the field, I was expecting to have a day full of complicated acronyms, perplexing technological jargon, and all around, plain confusion. Yet, I found that I wasn’t confused, but rather, inspired. We marched onto Villanova’s campus and into the Connelly Centre to set up. After helping, I separated from my team to join a group heading to the VR Cave at approximately 9:45 AM sharp. The room appeared to be constructed as an...

15 Aug

Event Recap: Tech It Out – Nidhi Desai

On June 30, 2016, Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) hosted the annual Tech It Out Conference, but with a spin this year, being held for the first time at the Villanova University. Tech It Out, first launched in 2009, has since become a yearly conference to raise awareness of opportunities for women and build women leaders in cable technology. The day commenced with a two-hour breakfast and networking reception, which allowed time for participants to visit the 10-12Sponsor Booths throughout the...

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