June 25, 2019
8:30am – 4:30pm
Philadelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
Registration is now open!
WICT’s Tech It Out is an annual one-day conference celebrating cutting-edge technologies, innovation, STEM Student Outreach, expert speakers, and influential technology leaders. Come join us on June 25th to learn more about Data Privacy, Security, Cloud, Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and much more!
Featured Keynote Speaker:
Head of Comcast NBCUniversal LIFT Labs
Our event is open to the public, including men and women.Students under 18 must be supervised by an adult.Special early bird pricing is available until May 10.
Congratulations Brette Lograsso!
Thank you to everyone who renewed their WICT membership before March 31, to enter in to our iPad raffle. We have a lot of exciting events and programs planned for 2019 and can’t wait to share them with you.
How to Expand Your Network: A QVC Networking Event
“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 and 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 .” -Roslyn Prewitt
WICT Executive Development Series: Leading with Power and Authenticity
“I believe the most powerful part of the session was learning that every woman in the room had faced adversity in their lives. Some of their stories were truly heartbreaking, but not even one buckled at the serious challenges with which they were faced. Quite the contrary, they showed appreciation for the events because they shaped them to become who they are today. I marveled at their resilience and tenacity.” -Nora Kzirian
Check out our feature, 3 Questions in 3 Minutes , where we will get toknow a new industry influencer each month. Next Up:
SVP Corporate Administration, Comcast NBCU
Did you know Katie Bouman is creating advancements into the phenomena of black holes?
In 2016, Katie Bouman was just a graduate student at MIT studying electrical engineering and computer science when she discovered something that will help change history. Bouman led a team of researchers that developed a new algorithm that could one day help astronomers produce the first image of a black hole.
After 3 years, that moment has finally happened. With the assistance of Bouman’s and several other algorithms, MIT announced this week that they were able to successfully capture the first ever image of a black hole. The photo displays a super massive black hole and its shadow at the center of the Messier 87 galaxy, located over 55 million light-years from earth.
To read more about this incredible accomplishment, read here.
Describe your role & what you love about it.
My role entails driving better integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions, including marketing, sales, customer support, pricing, and revenue management. I love the ability I have to mentor young professionals in the industry, as well as, share my experience and help the team move the ball forward. It is so rewarding to be able to give back.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
Through my thirty some years in the industry most of my mentors have been male. However, there have been a few women who inspired me to push forward and encouraged me to pursue my goals. Italia Commisso Weinand was the first to encourage me to join WICT and influence my future as a female leader. Over the years leadership courses and other WICT members such as Connie Keith and Kristine Faulkner continued to support, encourage and mentor me.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
Several years ago I went back to school and became a certified international nutrional health coach as a result of a personal physical challenge. Since then I have written a book on Nutrition and Travel and have an active practice in addition to my role in the telecommunications industry.
Why do you think WICT is important?
WICT has been exceptional for the networking, relationships, and the friendships made over the years that continually prove invaluable. In addition, the training courses are extremely beneficial for new professionals and the experienced alike.