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The State of Diversity & Inclusion – Webinar

September 6, 2019
11:30am – 12:30pm

Two industry leaders, Mini Timmaraju, Executive Director of D&I at Comcast, and Jennifer Allyn, Managing Director of Diversity at PwC to discuss the state of diversity and inclusion within our industry and across Corporate America.

Build Your Personal Brand with Marge Jackson

September 30, 2019
The Comcast Center, Room 45 JKL
2:00pm – 3:00pm

In a follow-up to the immensely popular first session, Marge will walk participants through how to best build your personal brand. Whether you were able to attend the first session or not, this will be a valuable session you don’t want to miss with a lot of high-energy interactive learning.

Don’t miss out!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:00pm – 8:30pm

The Lucy
231 S. Broad StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19107

WICT Philly Gives Back (WPGB) recognizes phenomenal women in our industry. Their actions and words inspire all, including the young women from Girls Inc. who will be attending the event. Proceeds from the event support their organization as well as the WICT Philly Scholarship Fund.

PA Conference for Women
October 2, 2019
Philadelphia Convention Center

The Pennsylvania Conference for Women is a non-profit, non-partisan, one-day professional and personal development event for women that features more than 100 renowned speakers sharing inspirational stories and leading seminars on the issues that matter most to women, including health, personal finance, executive leadership, small business and entrepreneurship, work/life balance, branding and social media marketing, and more. Since the first Conference in 2004, this annual event has grown to attract 10,000+ attendees and truly impact lives. The Conference offers incredible opportunities for business networking, professional development, and personal growth.

10 Scholarships Available, Apply Below.

Deadline to Apply: September 6, 2019
Zenita Henderson Named
2019 Women In Technology Award Winner

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT), the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and Cablefaxtoday 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.

Did you know today is National Relaxation Day?

One of the things VAR (Video Assistant Referee) helps officials do is determine penalties and ensure no clearly wrong decisions are made. VAR recommends to the ref when a incident should be reviewed. The ref can either act on the advice of VAR or review the video footage before accepting or rejecting the advice. In the World Cup final, VAR intervened and alerted the ref to the possibility of a foul against Alex Morgan, leading to this match winning moment (spoiler alert: USWNT won): 

The day’s origins are a little murky: could be a suggestion made in 1985 by a 4th grader in Iowa, could be a US version of a similar UK holiday, Slacker’s Day. What we do know is stress can be harmful to our health – physical and mental – so take some time to slow down and relax.
How can you celebrate? Carve out some time of your choosing, unplug from electronics, and settle in to your favorite way to relax. Need some ideas? We’ve got some videos for you:

How to Tame Your Wandering Mind
All It Takes is 10 Mindful Minutes
Treat Yo’self
Meet Shannon –  Sr. Engineering Manager, xFi at Comcast!
Describe your role & what you love about it.

I currently manage a team of engineers who build some of the APIs for Comcast’s xFi applications. I love that we work on a product that millions of people use. Parents tell us in app reviews they love that they can pause their children’s WiFi devices and kids leave the opposite reviews, telling us they hate it. It’s fun to work on something that intertwines with people’s daily lives.

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

Women peers, mentors, and mentees have pushed me along in my career to be a better leader each day. Sometimes it’s small feedback on an approach or a kind word of encouragement, but each interaction along the way has made me realize how important it is to have women leaders as roles models, especially in technology. Early in my career, I had a choice to join Comcast as an editor or as a data manager in engineering. If it weren’t for some amazing role models at the time, I would have never chosen to take the engineering route.

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

I’m an avid horror fan. Books, movies, TV shows, comics, video games, podcasts, haunted houses. Anything I can get my hands on. I’ve even traveled to horror movie festivals and participated in immersive horror games.

Why do you think WICT is important?

WICT is a great opportunity to network outside of your normal circles and meet new people who are working on exciting projects in the industry. Last month I attended an engaging panel about female executives climb up the corporate ladder and was able to connect a few women and hear about what they’re working on. 
WICT is also different from the other women tech groups I’m a part of because it provides amazing leadership and education opportunities too. I’ve heard good experiences from others and am looking forward to finally attending a WICT workshop on executive leadership presence this fall.