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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...

06 Oct

2021 WICT Greater Philadelphia Open Board Roles

Open Board Positions The WICT Philadelphia Board has the following open positions available.  The Succession Planning Committee will review all applications and will notify applicants. Apply Here Applications are due by EOD Friday, October 22.  Chapter Relations Manager (Mentorship) Works with the Mentoring Directors to provide whatever assistance is needed.May be asked to step into one of the Director positions, if a vacancy occurs during the year.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with:Planning and...

26 Oct

2020 WICT Greater Philadelphia Open Board Roles

Open Board Positions The WICT Philadelphia Board has the following open positions available.  The Succession Planning Committee will review all applications and will notify applicants.  Apply Here Applications are due by EOD Friday, October 30.  Tech It Out Co-Director: Partner with another Co-Director2-year termResponsible for creating and leading an active committee involved in planning and executing Tech It Out event program.Develop event program for members to learn about the latest technologies.Develop outreach events to local universities...

10 Jun

WICT is committed to diversity & inclusion in all aspects of life.

“We stand firm with our partners and the communities we serve to eradicate systemic racism like that we witnessed with George Floyd and many others. WICT stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Our hope is that together, we will rise above and emerge more united than ever before. Be well, stay strong.”WICT Global – WICT.org Read the full statement from WICT Global ...

07 Apr

Video Calling Best Practices by Margaret Rickard Rubinacci

Over the course of the past 3 weeks, with the huge increase of video calls we’ve all experienced, I have found there are practices we might adapt to help maintain a professional perception of our work and our teams—even as work takes on a more casual air. Thus, I put forth for your consideration this list of video calling best practices, which I have put in place for myself: Margaret’s at home work station. 1. Pick a space with a “work-appropriate” background. Be...

05 Sep

WICT Philly Spotlight: Girls, Inc.

By: Dena Herrin, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey Girls Inc. is a national organization with a network of 84 affiliates across the U.S. and Canada. We are in 350 cities and over 1,200 sites serving girls 5-18 years old. The Girls Inc. network serves over 160,000 girls annually. Our Girls Inc. affiliate serves over 3,000 girls in our region annually. Over 80% of our participants live in low-income communities and 90% self-identify as minority. Our mission...

26 Jul

Zenita Henderson Named 2019 Women in Technology Award Winner

WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax today announced Zenita Henderson winner of the prestigious 2019 Women in Technology Award. Henderson, the Vice President, Marketing and Business Development for SCTE•ISBE, is one of the most highly-regarded professionals in cable technology. The annual award lauds the achievements of one woman who demonstrates outstanding professional achievement and significantly contributes to the advancement of the cable telecommunications industry. Award Presented Jointly by WICT, SCTE•ISBE and Cablefax at SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo® Washington, DC – Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the...

07 Jun

In the News: WICT Philly Sponsor, Partner’s Consulting, hosts dinner featuring 2018 WPGB award winner, Joanne Sibony.

PARTNER’S CONSULTING HOSTS EXCLUSIVE DINNER WITH AREA PMO AND PPM THOUGHT LEADERS BROOMALL, Pennsylvania (May 23, 2019) – Partner’s Consulting, a local woman-owned company specializing in the IT program and project leadership space, hosted an exclusive PMO/ PPM Director’s Dinner last week at the Pyramid Club in Philadelphia with some of the largest corporate players in the region, including Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, CHOP, Jefferson Health System, AstraZeneca, Avantor and The University of Pennsylvania Health System. The evening’s featured speakers were...

19 Feb

Have you renewed your WICT Membership yet?

Have you renewed your Women in Cable Telecommunications yearly membership yet? As a reminder, the renewal period ends Sunday, March 31, 2019! We’re so excited to engage our members this year, that we’re offering an Apple iPad® Mini raffle for all those who renew or join by March 31.  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...

03 Dec

2019 WICT Greater Philadelphia Open Board Roles

Open Board Positions The WICT Philadelphia Board has the following open positions available for 2019.  The Succession Planning Committee will review all applications thru 12/11/2018 and will announce results shortly thereafter.   If you have any questions after reviewing the role and board expectations, please contact: Lisa Vetere  (Lisa_Vetere@cable.comcast.com; 215-286-4264) Apply Here! Applications are due by EOD Tuesday, December 11.  Operations Chair: Manages the overall planning and execution of financial operations for the Chapter, working in partnership with the Chapter President, Vice President...

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...

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...

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...

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...

17 Nov

Interested in Becoming More Involved with WICT Philly?

We are currently accepting applications for open board member positions for 2018. Applications are due on November 30th. Apply Here! Operations Chair: Manages the overall planning and execution of financial operations for the Chapter, working in partnership with the Chapter President, Vice President and/or Executive board to set program strategy for the year. Provides leadership and guidance to Treasurer and Vice Treasurer for overall finance and financial records of the chapter. As part of this function, provides oversight,  leadership and direction for all...

21 Sep

Women in Tech Networking Event 9/27 + Free pizza & beer!

Did we mention FREE pizza & beer!?!? Not your typical “women in tech” event, but PNTM is focusing on data and analytics and presentations by women who design, build and use it. (This event features women speakers, but we encourage attendance by any and all genders!) Date / Time – Wednesday, September 27, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:45pm Location – Philadelphia Inquirer – 801 Market Street, third floor, Philadelphia, PA 5:30 Networking and food 6:00 Welcome and sponsors 6:10 Marin Scharin, Karin Wolok, neo4j 6:20 Catherine Cook Connelly, The Meet...

21 Aug

D’Arcy Rudnay is named 2017 WICT Woman of the Year

D’Arcy Rudnay (EVP & Corp Chief Communications Officer of Corporate Communications at Comcast) was named 2017 WICT Woman of the Year. This award honors women who have made significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industry throughout their career. WICT will honor D’Arcy during Diversity Week at the WICT Leadership Conference Touchstones Luncheon on September 25th. ...

05 Jun

WICT Philly Gives Back Award Nominations are now open!

Our annual fundraiser, WICT Philly Gives Back, will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Hyatt at the The Bellevue. Registration is forthcoming. WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB), raises funds for our own chapter’s scholarships as well as for Girls Inc. by holding an elegant dinner with a silent auction of donated items from our WICT Sponsors. WPGB is also an opportunity for the chapter to recognize outstanding women in the cable industry who are making a difference and paving the...

27 Apr

Attention Sponsors! Host a Career Exploration Camp

Dear WICT Greater Philadelphia Sponsors, WICT Philadelphia is very proud to be a supporter of Girls, Inc, a nationwide organization dedicated to inspiring all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. has asked the WICT Philadelphia Chapter to partner with them in hosting Career Exploration and Leadership Summer Camps across the area this year.  We are reaching out to our sponsors to ask if you would be interested in hosting a “Career Exploration Day” for girls ages 11 – 14,...

20 Apr

Open for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Now through May 12th, we are hosting a social media contest. Help us spread the word about our chapter and be entered to win a great prize. Make sure you complete all 3 steps to be entered! All you have to do is: Like our page on Facebook Like this post Tag a friend in the post that could benefit from joining WICT. (Contest closes on May 12, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. Winner will be randomly selected. Facebook is...

31 Jan

WICT Philly wins Chapter Awards

Congratulations to WICT Greater Philadelphia on winning several awards from National! Each year the national organization of Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) recognizes exemplary local chapters with key leadership awards.  Last week WICT announced the winners across the 21 local chapters, and the Philadelphia Chapter was honored with three awards: Chapter Advisor of the Year Jennifer Yohe Wagner, SVP Procurement, Comcast, was named Chapter Advisor of the Year for her outstanding leadership and overall commitment to the success of the chapter.  Jennifer has...

07 Nov

WICT Philly Gives Back Auction Site Open!

  The WPGB Silent Auction is now live and can be accessed here: https://501auctions.com/wictphillygivesback All bids must be submitted through this site so be sure to save to your mobile device! All items on the site will be available at the event with the auction closing at 8:00pm on November 10. If you have not registered and want to attend WPGB, you can register here. Thursday, November 10, 5:30-9:00pm The Crystal Team Room 100 Penn Square East, Philadelphia, PA 19107 ...

04 Oct

Congrats to Theresa Hennesy, WICT Philly Exec Champion on Being Named 2016 Women in Technology Award Winner!

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) / International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE) and Cablefax today named Theresa Hennesy the prestigious 2016 Women in Technology Award honoree. Hennesy, the Senior Vice President, Group Technical Advisor for Comcast Cable, is one of the most highly regarded professionals in cable technology.  The Women in Technology Award was first launched in 1995 to recognize and honor leading women in cable technology. The...

21 Sep

Apply Now! Join the 2017 WICT Philly Board of Directors

WICT Greater Philadelphia Board of Directors Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Open Positions! Application Deadline: October 3, 2016. This is an exciting opportunity to join the successful board leadership team and contribute to the overall mission of the organization through your leadership and creativity. Open board position descriptions can be found here. Click here to fill out the application form. Be sure to submit the application form prior to the October 3rd deadline. Visit our site to learn more about our amazing chapter. ...

29 Jul

WICT Mourns the Loss of Linda Brodsky Cooper

From the desk of Maria E. Brennan, CAE President & CEO Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) We at WICT mourn the loss of founding WICT board member Linda Brodsky Cooper. Linda’s pioneering efforts helped advance the industry and particularly women in cable. As Linda put it in an interview with The Cable Center, she and other women involved with WICT’s formative years wanted to see “where we were, who we were, and what we could do for each other.” As part of...

28 Jul

Enter to Win a $100 Steven Starr Gift Card!

  Hey WICT Greater Philadelphia, enter to win our Social Media contest! Help spread the word about our chapter and be entered to win a great prize. All you have to do is: Like WICT Greater Philadelphia on Facebook and you are entered to win! It’s that easy. (Winner will be selected at random.) The winner will receive: $100 Stephen Starr restaurant gift card and additional WICT Philly prizes. Contest closes on Friday, August 12 at 5PM EST Don’t miss out on your chance to win a great prize and stay up...

29 May

Membership Renewals for Comcast Employees

For many years, Comcast and WICT have been strong partners — dedicated to providing you access to a variety of educational resources to help you develop as a leader. In demonstration of their support for your professional growth, Comcast covers the expense of a WICT membership. Your membership has automatically renewed each year without any action on your part; however, we are going to need your help with this process going forward. While both organizations’ commitment to your leadership development continues...

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