Rising Leaders Program
by Karen Huffaker
The WICT 2017 Rising Leaders Program application process is open. Several WICT Southeast members share their thoughts with us about participation in this great Program!
I applied to the WICT Rising Leaders Program in 2011. From the application process to the invitation to participate, to the courses themselves, the program deepened my understanding of the cable industry, broadened my networking circle by introducing me to a diverse group of women from all over the country, and provided me with the foundation of a detailed professional development road map, one that I continue to build on six years later. The WICT Rising Leaders Program remains one of my most influential career development experiences to date.
Rising Leaders is an incredible experience; it impacted my career in ways I would never have imagined. Spending the week with 60 other women, all driven and looking to grow personally and professionally, was exhilarating, inspiring, supportive, and well, just fun. I walked away having learned a good deal about myself, and about how to keep moving forward. I can’t thank WICT enough for the opportunity!
Throughout my career I have had the privilege to work with several great leaders and have tried to emulate the best aspects of their leadership styles. Participating in WICT’s Rising Leaders Program this year will enhance my leadership style by allowing me to step away from my daily tasks and focus on how my leadership style is perceived by others who are not my employees. And it will help me develop new methods which will lead to greater success for myself and my team. I’ve been a member of WICT for the majority of my professional career and it continues to open doors for me.