EVENT SCHEDULE UPDATE
As we continue to gain information on the COVID-19 pandemic, WICT Global is requiring all Chapters to cancel or postpone all upcoming in-person events until further notice. We want to work within the recent CDC recommendations to do what’s best for all WICT members, and we strongly believe that canceling or postponing live events is in everyone’s best interest. Stay safe and check back for updates on our website !
- Speaker Series: Diversity & Inclusion (4/8) — postponed; revised event details to come
- Executive Development Series — April session cancelled (registrants moved to fall sessions)
- Signature Luncheon — cancelled; revised event details to come
- Tech It Out — cancelled; revised event details to come.
As we explore ways to shift from real-world programming to virtual channels, check out this YouTube video by Stella Grizont about how to stay sane while working from home. And feel free to reach out and connect with us and other WICT members through social media. We’re all in this together. Be well.
Don’t forget to renew your WICT membership!
WICT membership provides you with a host of unique benefits to strengthen the leader within you during every stage of your career. As a member, you’ll gain access to rich networking opportunities, online resources, member rates for professional development programs from WICT and industry partners, subscription discounts, and leadership awards and recognition. Renew by March 31, 2020 to avoid a lapse in your membership.
International Women’s Day was first honored on March 19, 1911, when more than 1 million people attended rallies in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland.
At the time, topics of discussion included women’s right to work and take vocational training, to vote and hold public office and an end to workplace discrimination. Now, all of March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements of women and encourage the acceleration of equality for all. #IWD2020 #EachforEqual
Meet Gabrielle – Director, HR Communications & Engagementat Comcast Business!
Describe your role & what you love about it.
I lead HR Communications and Engagement for Comcast Business – think all things employee experience.
I love being part of an organization that is always growing. When I started with Comcast Business, we were just moving up market to support large Enterprise customers. Now in SMB, mid-Market, large Enterprise and the Federal Government space, I can’t walk into a business without thinking about how our solutions could impact that business, and ultimately my experience as their patron.
I am so fortunate that I get to speak directly to Comcast Business employees through our communication vehicles and events, to celebrate our amazing growth story, the innovative solutions we provide, and the businesses we support. Even more, I love that we are able to shine a spotlight on our incredibly talented teams, telling their stories and sharing their successes. Every day I’m challenged to come up with the next creative way to reach our teams.
How have other women inspired you or helped shape your career?
I have been lucky to work for and alongside amazing women who have taken risks on my ideas, have been sponsors of my work, advocated for me, and influenced my next career move. One woman who has inspired me in both my personal and professional life gave me great advice early in my career – smiling is contagious. It stuck with me as something so simple that I always try to remember. A positive outlook can be a game changer.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a Comcast boomerang! I started at Comcast as an intern, working full-time in what was then the Public Affairs department and then for the Comcast, Sony, Lionsgate emerging network and website, FEARnet. In 2009, I left Comcast to start a small business providing custom technology solutions like e-books, digital POS systems and gaming mobile applications to businesses, and direct to consumer. But ultimately returned to Comcast in 2014 in Comcast Business HR and now Communications.
Why do you think WICT is important?
Since having my son in May 2019 I realize now more than ever just how important a network of supportive, inspiring women can be when you’re presented with a challenge personally or professionally. WICT is a reminder that at every stage of your career and life, there are mentors and colleagues to help lift you up…and you for them!