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23 Nov

Did you know Brittany Rhodes is giving back to her community by helping young girls overcome math anxiety!

Brittany Rhodes in Detroit is giving back to her community with her love of math by helping young girls overcome math anxiety! Brittany Rhodes is great at math and has always been good at it! A gradute in this field from Spelman, she started tutoring female algebra students in her community and realized they all struggled with basic mathematics. After researching academic journals about black girls and math anxiety, Rhodes discovered that this was a pressing need in her community. “Math anxiety 

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...

26 Oct

Did you know Luvvie Ajayi Jones is hosting a second season of The Step!

The Step, a podcast for and about unstoppable women! Luvvie Ajayi Jones is a New York Times bestselling author, sought-after public speaker and podcast host who thrives at the intersection of comedy, justice and professional troublemaking. In each episode of “The Step,” Luvvie sits down with an inspiring woman to discuss what drives them to step forward for change. Be it witnessing injustice, fighting a harmful stereotype, or proving haters wrong, these women refuse to back down—no matter what. To check out episodes hosted by...

26 Oct

Did you know Nina Chhita illustrates and runs an Instagram account showcasing trailblazing women in STEM!

Nina Chhita spends her days working as a medical writer, but in her free time, she runs an Instagram account featuring her own beautiful drawings of women who have made impacts in STEM from all over the world. Through her illustrations, her goal is to help her followers celebrate diversity and debunk stereotypes about who belongs in STEM, and her current focus is specifically on highlighting women of color.  To see more of her artwork and show appreciation for these unsung heroes...

15 Jun

Did you know SCTE/ISBE has pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo to a digital event?

SCTE/ISBE has quickly pivoted its annual Cable-Tec Expo conference to a digital event. Comcast, Charter and Cox will sponsor the event, which will be free to attendees. Late last month, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced the cancellation of their physical event, with Denver’s Colorado Convention Center configured as temporary hospital space for a potential COVID-19 spike through the remainder of 2020. What SCTE/ISBE calls “the educational heart of the show,” the Fall Technical Forum, will draw on a record 267...

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...

20 Mar

Did you know International Women’s Day was first honored on March 19, 1911?

Did you know International Women’s Day was first honored on March 19, 1911, when more than 1 million people attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. At the time, topics of discussion included women’s right to work and vocational training, to vote and hold public office, and an end to workplace discrimination. Now, all of March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of women and encourage the acceleration of equality for all. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual ...

13 Mar

Nichelle Nichols was convinced by Martin Luther King Jr. to continue acting on Star Trek?

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...

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...

17 Jan

WICT Philly Scoop – January 2019 Newsletter

Dear WICT Philly members, Welcome to 2019!  It’s such an exciting time to be a WICT member. We are the oldest, largest organization for professional women in the cable industry, and this year marks our 40th anniversary – our Ruby Year! Here are a few stats for you to consider: WICT now has over 10,500 individual members internationally.We have over 1,200 members in our Greater Philadelphia Chapter alone!Annually our chapter awards over 40 scholarships including 4 STEM scholarships.WICT Philly Gives Back event raises over...

20 Dec

WICT Philly Scoop – December 2018 Newsletter

Dear Fellow WICT Greater Philadelphia Members:  The past year has definitely been one of great change for our industry, WICT Greater Philadelphia membership and myself personally.  Through all of the personal, professional and industry transitions we have experienced together, our chapter has continued to THRIVE, not just survive – THANKS TO YOU!  Your involvement has made it possible for our board, our advisor and our executive champions to introduce new experiences to you and to amplify our legacy events.   Here’s what we’ve accomplished...

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...

19 Nov

WICT Philly Scoop – November 2018 Newsletter

  WICT Holiday Tea   Thursday, December 6, 2018 2:00pm – 4:30pm The Logan Hotel, Philadelphia, PA   This year’s event will feature guest speaker, Stella Grizont as she helps us navigate The Science of Happiness: How to Flourish at Work.    Is it getting harder and harder to wake up in the morning and motivate to get to work?  Do you come home grumpy from the office and have a hard time being present with those you love? Is your performance starting to suffer because you’re bored, underappreciated, or...

18 Oct

WICT Philly Scoop – October 2018 Monthly Newsletter

WICT Membership Mixer Wednesday, October 24, 2018 5:00pm – 8:00pm The Pyramid Club, Philadelphia, PA Please join us for our Membership Mixer. It’s FREE for all to attend, members, non-members. Members are encouraged to bring non-members to expand the network and reach of this powerful community. If the non-member guest signs up on the spot, both the member and non-member get a chance to enter in our exciting raffle, which includes giveaway prizes of a Google Home Mini and Amazon Tablet! Join us for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...