I have been a member of WICT Southeast for 5 years now and the entire journey has been rewarding. I was a very active volunteer who earned the title of Volunteer of the Year for our chapter and am currently an elected Director of Programming for Georgia this year. I encourage involvement from people (women and men) of all levels within the cable industry and supporting industries. Please visit our website www.wict.org/southeast for the full scope of WICT and learn about our awards.
If you are contemplating membership here are 5 reasons why you should go ahead and sign up:
WICT is one of the most valuable organizations that I have ever been a member of. There is a high return on such a low monetary investment.
You have access to women leaders at many well-know companies in the region who genuinely care about reaching across the table. WICT encourages networking and, beyond that, building long-lasting relationships.
- Variety in Volunteerism
Everyone needs to give back and to pay it forward. By attending the Taste of WICT (details below), potential members have an opportunity to discover what WICT Southeast has to offer. There are so many ways to become involved, whether you are an expert in an area or want to develop skills in an area. There are teams in technology, planning, and mentoring that need you.
- Professional Programs
Members gain access to a variety of programs such as workshops, panel discussions, webinars, conferences and book clubs. There are a lot of learning opportunities at WICT. You don’t have to attend ongoing meetings. You can decide what interests you best and participate there. Whatever you decide, you’ll be sure to enjoy them.
We have fun! We’re not a stuffy group. We take the time to unwind with each other, share thoughts and tips, and have fun in a professional development environment.
TASTE OF WICT
Please join us for a delicious wine and food pairing while you explore how a WICT membership can provide insight into your career growth and future success. Connect with other WICT members and learn more about an organization dedicated to developing women leaders in our industry.
Knoxville, February 3
Sheri McGaughy, VP Legal of Weather Channel and WICT Southeast National Chapter Advisor
Atlanta, February 10
Jill Campbell, EVP and COO, Cox Communication and 2nd Most Powerful Woman in Cable 2014 (CableFax)
Jennifer Mirgorod, EVP, Brand Distribution, Turner Network Sales and 2014 WICT National Woman to Watch
Reinventing the Industry Through Technology, Innovation and Investment
Atlanta, February 24th
Disruption is happening: hear the success stories on how high quality targeted content, alternative means of distribution, taking the audience in to consideration, addressing missing demographic, partnerships for quick growth, all help to expand the market opportunities for existing and new entrants.
Jonathan Katz – COO, Bounce TV/CEO, Katz Broadcasting
Katie Buchanan – SVP, Program Strategy, CMT
David Rudolph – CEO, PlayOn! Sports
Nikki Santoro – VP Mobile, The Weather Company
Guy Primus – Co-founder, The Core Venture Studio
by: Craig Newmark
A lot of times women don’t get the recognition they deserve in the tech industry. In the last few blog posts I’ve shared about really good women in tech, we asked folks to suggest women they thought really had their boots on the ground.
My team (which includes Justyn Hintze of Rad Campaign and Allyson Kapin, Founder of Women Who Tech and Rad Campaign) and I researched your suggestions, and created a list of 6 women (or orgs run for women, by women) who are doing tech right. You should follow and support these women, if you’re able.
J. Kelly Hoey, @jkhoey, is a strategist, speaker, startup board member and angel investor focused on social/digital and the human motivations which fuel innovation. A connection-maker, networking strategist and expert community builder, Kelly is known for her leadership in building valuable professional networks, understanding the dynamics of engaged communities and the “how” of raising visibility, online and off.
Consider These Factors
by Gretchen Rubin
In the fascinating book First, Break All the Rules, by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman, the authors discuss their work to describe, among other things, the qualities of the best workplaces, the kinds that attract and retain the most productive employees.
They devised twelve questions. If employees answered “yes” and were happier in their workplaces, they also tended to work in business units with higher levels of productivity, profit, retention, and customer satisfaction. This shows a link between how employeesfeel and how they perform.
Are you a manager who wants to create a happier and more productive work environment? Are you a job seeker/holder who to know how to size up a workplace? This list can help.