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 a night to network with others from the industry!

Space is limited! Register today!

WICT Webinar: How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:00pm – 1:00pm

Do you find yourself feeling stuck or overwhelmed because you see everyone around you becoming more successful and you feel left behind? Or, perhaps you live a fulfilling life and feel relatively confident…except when that one frenemy rolls around and triggers a total collapse of your self-esteem? Or, maybe you’re like the rest of us, and after too much time on Facebook you start to question whether you’re doing life all wrong or maybe just not doing enough?

These are all symptoms of what psychologists call “social comparison.” The problem with social comparison is that too much of it can significantly impair your self-worth and happiness. Join Stella Grizont, positive psychology expert, and executive coach, to figure out how you can stop the madness and be at peace with yourself and others. In the webinar you’ll learn:

  • The number one trigger for comparing yourself to others and how to avoid it (hint: it’s not social media!).
  • The three steps to stop comparison in its tracks.
  • How to be more confident and joyful – no matter how wonderful everyone else’s life may seem.

Webinar link will be sent out prior to the event.

Holiday Tea

Thursday, December 6, 2018
2:00pm – 5:00pm
The Logan Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Save the date!
Registration is coming soon.

NWCT’s Blockchain Bonanza
Tuesday, October 24, 2018You are officially invited to NWCT’S Blockchain Bonanza. Join NWCT for an evening of learning to use Blockchain for identity management and the Internet of Things.

Please register here and and use the discount SISTER23 for a special WICT Philly discount!

Check out our feature, 3 Questions in 3 Minutes, where we will get to know a new industry influencer each month. Next Up:

Dan Whalen:
President Network, Cloud and Services, Arris

… Our annual event, WICT Philly Gives Back, not only recognizes five outstanding leaders within our industry but also raises funds to support the local chapter of Girls Inc?

The organization encourages young girls to be smart, strong and bold while also emphasizing STEM. Girls Inc was founded in 1864 to serve girls and young women who were experiencing upheaval in the aftermath of the Civil War. Across the decades, they adapted to meet the specific environmental challenges facing girls and young women, always working in partnership with schools and communities, and guided by their founders’ fundamental belief in the inherent potential of each girl. Woven into those early girls’ clubs are the same core values of Girls Inc. today: the importance of creating a safe gathering place for girls to learn and to share in a sisterhood and a strong premise that each girl can develop her own capacities, self- confidence, and grow up healthy, educated, and independent.

To donate or learn more about Girls Inc, click here. If you haven’t already registered for WPGB 2018, you can do so here.

Meet Gayle! Product Manager for the Strategic Initiatives at Comcast
What do you do for work and what do you love about it and what is most challenging?

I am the product manager for the Strategic Initiatives group for Comcast Advertising. Right now my focus is on deploying the NPS program for our organization. I love work that allows me to engage with a broad spectrum of different teams and learn about the advertising business. The most challenging for me is how much I feel I still need to learn – I came over from over 8 years on the cable side so have a lot to learn about advertising.

How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?

Any woman I have worked with has inspired me some way or other – I have had really good mentors and I am so grateful how anyone I have ever asked to talk to has always made time for me at Comcast. I am inspired by working moms and women who have side businesses in addition to their full-time jobs. As far as shaping my career, being able to mentor members of the Comcast Administrative Professionals group has helped me focus my long-term career interests in training and development.

What is your favorite TV show and/or movie?

I love Manifest and The Voice right now. My favorite movie is Ghostbusters (My 5-year-old daughter decided she wanted our entire family to go as Ghostbusters this year for Halloween – so I now have a legitimate need for my own proton pack.)

What is something that most people don’t know about you?

I have written 5 screenplays, have pitched 2 different tv show concepts and used to perform stand-up comedy and improv. I don’t perform anymore but I do miss the writing which I need to get back to. (Now I just reserve snappy one-liners for conversations on Slack and work emails. ☺)

What’s your role with WICT? What did you enjoy most about that role?

I volunteer at events when I can, and have been assisting the board arrange meeting space for their monthly board meetings for years – how’s that for a glamorous role? But I like helping out behind the scenes and this helps me support the organization even if I can’t make it to an event or serve on a committee.

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT is important because it provides a forum to help women explore and define their roles in their careers and in technology. The networking, mentorship programs, and events all provide an opportunity for members to make connections that will have an impact on their career journeys.