Virtual Networking with Industry Influencers
Friday, July 24, 2020
9:00 – 10:00AM ET

Bring your own breakfast to our first virtual roundtable networking event.

This is an opportunity to engage with friendly faces and tap into the expertise of industry leaders. We’ll get to know each other and discuss a wide variety of topics to help you navigate your career, including best practices for working remotely and anything else you want to bring up. You’ll share a virtual table with a group of up to 10 other attendees for the full hour, and the table leads will rotate every 10 minutes to keep the conversations fresh with new perspectives.

Tech It Out Tuesdays
Coming soon!

WICT Philly is offer a 3-part series showcasing cutting-edge technology impacting the telecommunications industry and by extension, our lives. Our 2020 theme of  Innovate 2020: Leaping into a New Decade  focuses on upcoming technologies that will quickly become the new standard(s) in business and society. 

Breakfast Series:
My Climb up the Corporate Ladder
Coming in August!

Sit back, relax and grab your breakfast as WICT Philly presents our 2nd edition of “my climb up the corporate ladder.” Join us for an open conversation to learn how our panel of female executives successfully climbed the corporate ladder. They’ll discuss the risks, challenges, victories and set-backs they faced along the way.
The panel of leaders and registration will be announced soon.

WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars Program
Now through July 27, 2020

The WICT Philadelphia Chapter Board is pleased to announce we are offering 3 scholarships as part of the WICT Philadelphia STEM Scholars program. The program will award 3 students with $3,000 each for the fall semester of 2020.

WICT Executive Leadership Series:
Executive Leadership Presence
September 30, 2020
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

Executive Leadership Presence, one of two workshops in WICT’s Executive Development Series, is designed for mid-career cable professional women to develop Leadership Presence as a means to inspire confidence, engage and influence others, and maintain productivity while increasing visibility and career mobility.

2 Scholarships available

Deadline to apply is August 7, 2020

WICT Executive Development Series:
Leading with Power and Authenticity
September 30, 2020
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA

EDS is for mid-career professionals who aspire to advance to the VP level and beyond. It is an ideal stepping stone in-between WICT’s Rising Leaders Program and the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute (BMLI).

1 Scholarship available

Deadline to apply is August 7, 2020

Join or renew your membership today!

Join WICT by July 31 and you will be entered to win a one-hour professional mentoring session with a WICT Global Board Member. This is an opportunity to invest in yourself and speak with a cable media executive and avid WICT member.

  • Sandy Howe, WICT Global Board Chair and EVP and President, Americas, Technetix Inc
  • Marva Johnson, WICT Global Board Immediate Past Chair and VP, State Government Affairs – South Region, Charter Communications

Your WICT membership provides you with unique benefits to strengthen the leader within you. You get access to rich networking opportunities, online resources, member rates for technical and professional development programs from WICT and industry partners, subscription discounts and leadership awards and recognition. 

Renew or join today by going to wictphiladelphia.org/membership . New members, click on “ Join Now ” to set up a profile.

To learn more about WICT benefits and check out our event calendar,visit wictphiladelphia.org .

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The world’s first international communications satellite, Telstar I, launched into orbit this month 58 years ago.

A collaboration between the US, Britain, and France, Telstar I introduced the world to trans-Atlantic video feeds and ushered in a new era of communication.  It successfully relayed through space the first television pictures, telephone calls, and  telegraph  images, and provided the first live transatlantic television feed. Launched by NASA aboard a Delta Rocket from Cape Canaveral on July 10, 1962, Telstar 1 was the first privately sponsored space launch. 

Meet Alicia: Sr. Manager, Regulatory Compliance at Comcast!
What do you love most about your job?

Within my current role, I am responsible for leading a team of individuals who resolve consumer complaints received from state Regulatory and Consumer agencies. I enjoy developing programs and processes to ensure the department is adhering to regulatory compliance requirements as well as developing cross-functional relationships with our internal and external regulatory business partners to support and resolve compliance issues, regulatory filings and regulatory compliance obligations for Comcast services. There is always something new to learn and I feel that me and my team members are playing an important part in maintaining the positive reputation that is already associated with the company.

How have other women helped shape your career?

Throughout my career, I have met and worked with so many empowering women who made it a priority to inspire and motivate me to grow within my career. Their guidance and willingness to share their own personal career growth experiences, encouraged me to identify my own career path and pursue it with a passion! Not to mention, I have one of the most successful role models to look up to and make proud – my mother! The best type of inspiration comes from the women you’re surrounded with. Women are strong and motivating and there is so much we could do together if we all learn from one another.

Outside of work, what’s something you’re passionate about?

Family time is extremely important to me. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending as much time as possible with my husband, family and friends. Some of my best times have been experienced with my family, so I am devoted to planning activities as well as outings that my family and I can experience together.

What do you value most about your WICT membership?

WICT is a positive outlet for women to come together and learn more about the industry. I have attended informative trainings and seminars that have enhanced my skillset and developed me into an effective leader. In addition, the scholarship and networking opportunities that are provided from the organization are extremely beneficial for women within this industry.