Last Chance to Register!

Get ready to take a deep dive into all things related to emerging technology at Tech It Out 2019 on Tuesday, June 25. Brought to you by the WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter – here are just a few of the presentations you don’t want to miss!

Danielle Cohn
Head of Comcast NBCUniversalLIFT Labs
“Startup DNA”

Fee Vu
Director, Pure Integration
“Artificial Intelligence For IT Operations (AIOps)“

John Wiseman
Senior Director, CommScope
“Recent Advances in Cable Television Delivery Systems”

Josee Poirier
Data Scientist, Pluralsight
“Data in Business: Closing The Last First Mile Gap”

Nuno Leal
Senior Manager Management Consulting, EY
“Digital Tech, Social Media And Rethinking The Way Companies Use Data”

Breakfast Speaker Series:
“My Climb Up The Corporate Ladder”
July 10, 20198:30 –10:00AM

Marge Jackson 
Senior Vice President, National Call Center Sales, Comcast

Sarah Bryant
Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Planning, Comcast

Susan Jin Davis
Vice President Environmental Affairs, Chief Sustainability Officer, Comcast NBCUniversal

Noopur Davis
Executive Vice President, Chief Product and Information Security Officer, Comcast

Join us for an open conversation to learn how these female executives successfully climbed the corporate ladder as they discuss the risks, challenges, victories and set-backs they faced along the way.

Register before July 5, 2019

WICT Philly Gives Back
Save the date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
5:00 – 8:30pm

The Lucy
231 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, 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. attending the event. Proceeds from the event support their organization as well as the WICT Philly Scholarship Fund.

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 July 26.

Last Year’s Winners

Susan Jin Davis
The Catalyst Award

Pillar. Role Model. Respect. Authenticity. Beacon. This is a C-suite executive firing on all cylinders. Smart, efficient, effective and charismatic. She’s raised the bar and mentored many, commanding respect, taking initiative and fostering diversity on all levels. 

Jodi Teitelman
The Educator Award

Internal Champion. Connect/Listen. Expert. Mentor. Leader. This is a behind the scenes power player who has helped many get to the next level of achievement, the ultimate mentor, the “consigliere” to her colleagues and subordinates on work and life/balance. Committed to her job and to those around her to achieve the best possible outcome.  

Joanne Sibony
The Communicator Award

Articulate. Visionary. Conviction. Passion. This woman is an inspiration to all she comes into contact with. She is a top-notch negotiator. Empathetic, yet powerful, in both speech and written word. Communicates vision and enthusiasm. Great team leader. 

Ursula Keating
The Inspire Award

Champion. Impresario. Producer. Enthusiast. Resource. Tireless. This is a Leader who demonstrates a dynamic and resourceful style that produces results. An inspiration to co-workers with a smart, fearless, strategic approach to challenges. Able to rally people around a challenge or goal. 

2019 STEM Scholarship Program

The WICT Greater Philadelphia Chapter Board is pleased to announce that we are offering 4 scholarships as part of the WICT Greater Philadelphia STEM Scholarship Program. 
This program aims to increase the number of under-represented distinguished STEM graduates in the Philadelphia area.

Deadline to Apply: July 15, 2019

WICT Leadership Conference NYC

September 16, 2019New York Marriot Marquis

The WICT Leadership Conference is a renowned leadership development event within the cable industry. Through inspiring keynote speakers and innovative workshops covering a variety of topics, as well as connecting with industry colleagues, attendees are immersed in leadership activities.

Deadline to Apply: August 9, 2019

A special congratulations to our Q2 Membership Raffle winner – DARLENE JENNINGS

Darlene is currently a Manager for the Business Partner Management & Support team and has been a member of WICT Greater Philadelphia since 2016. As our winner, she will receive one complimentary ticket to the Tech It Out conference at the Philadelphia 201 Hotel on June 25.   

This raffle was open to those who registered or renewed their membership by May 31. Don’t worry though, there are still opportunities to win!  Tell your friends and colleagues to join or renew today for a chance to win tickets to the WICT Leadership Conference and/or an executive coaching session for our Q3 raffle!

Hurry! Don’t forget to join or renew your WICT membership by June 28. Your name will be entered into a raffle to win a WICT Leadership Conference registration or a Personal Brand Experience (includes executive coaching and a professional headshot)!

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

Jodi Friedman:
Account VP, Business Services, CommScope

Did you know the first female Chief Technology Officer of the United States is also an active proponent of STEM education and an LBQTQ+ advocate?

One paragraph cannot contain all the accomplishments in Megan Smith’s career. She is an award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist. As U.S. CTO, a role which serves as an Assistant to the President of the United States, Smith focused on how technology policy, data and innovation can advance the future of our nation. As an LBGTQ+ advocate, she served as CEO of PlanetOut, a leading LGBT online community in the early days of the web.

To learn more about Megan and her thoughts about diversifying technology, check out this video here.

Meet Paige-  Senior Manager, UX at Comcast!
Describe your role & what you love about it.

I lead the Experience Design project management team, and am inspired every day by being in such a creative environment. I feel lucky that I get to satisfy both my analytical and creative sides, and I find great joy in mentoring others.

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

My mother instilled the confidence in me to dream big and go for what I wanted, no matter how crazy my goals may seem. Throughout my career, I have looked to other women as mentors and to provide honest feedback. 

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

I am an avid tennis player and fan. I have been a player and captain of a women’s USTA team for several years and have attended two of the four Grand Slam tournaments. 

Why do you think WICT is important?

I think it is tremendously important for women to stick together, provide a refuge for each other and promote each other. WICT provides the framework to do all of those things at a macro level. When I attend WICT events, I love how open everyone is, people have their guard down and it’s a safe place to walk up to a complete stranger and introduce yourself!