Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The WICT Network: Greater Philadelphia is committed to creating a globally diverse environment of authentic leaders who drive themselves, their networks, and their industries.  Our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are tied to The WICT Network Touchstones – Know Yourself, Communicate, Listen, Connect, Be a Catalyst, Be Fearless and Inspire.

In the spirit of this commitment to our members and our community, we will share the stories, culture, and inspiration inherent in our diverse community. Check back each month to lean into the amazing people of The WICT Network, our sponsors, and supporters. —join in the Network.


In the Network – Our Stories

Great minds think alike – or do they?

Most of us have heard the phrase “great minds think alike” – but have you ever stopped to wonder how limiting this sentiment is? 

In honor of autism awareness month, we interviewed Tom Markley, EY Global Client Executive, and parent to a child on the autism spectrum; and Heather Tartaglia, EY Global and Americas Neuro-Diverse Center of Excellence Market Activation Leader. The focus of our discussion was neurodiversity and how we can uncover and challenge our biases to truly embrace the unique abilities of all individuals – and dispel the notion that all “great” minds think the same way.

We also want to hear from you!

If you have a story, video, article, etc. that inspired you to embrace and celebrate the different ways people have overcome struggles, developed new opportunities for growth, or helped others grow their careers, we want you to share it with us by using #COMMITTED, #NTheNETWORK, #WICTNETWORKPHILLY on your social media platform or directly with us by sending an email to wictphilly@gmail.com. As we share, we all grow and show our commitment to DE&I!

18May

DE&I Straight Talk: Getting Real About Mental Health

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental illnesses are common in the United States affecting tens of millions of people each year. Estimates suggest that only half of people with mental illnesses receive treatment*. No matter how much we talk about it, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We hope to remove some of that stigma...

11Apr

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...

08Mar

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,...

07Feb

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...