The WICT Network: Midwest Shares 2023 Programming

The WICT Network: Midwest unveiled its 2023 programming plans on February 23, 2023. Members and non-members joined us in-person in St. Louis and virtually in our North region. Amber Schwiesow, President, welcomed guests to an exciting year for The WICT Network: Midwest. In-person, virtual and hybrid programming is planned for every quarter of the year, giving our members many opportunities to get involved in the chapter.

The event was sponsored by Apex Systems. Representatives from Apex shared professional development opportunities they offer. Please take a few minutes to check out their offerings:

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The WICT Network: Midwest Presents 2023 Programming

Member Engagement and Feedback

We’re asking members for their feedback on programming. Please take a moment to let us know what you would like to see.

We have many opportunities to get more involved in the planning and execution of our events. If you are interested in helping, check out the opportunities available.


Chasity Shahi, Director of Membership, reminded attendees to renew their membership for 2023 and to spread the word about The WICT Network: Midwest to your colleagues. In addition to our chapter programming, members can access live and recorded programming from our parent organization, The WICT Network, as well as other chapters’ live programming.

There is a requirement this year to reset your password on when renewing.

Charter Communications – New and Renewing Members

Comcast – New and Renewing Members

All Other Companies – New and Renewing Members

If you have questions, please connect with our membership team.

Leadership Development Opportunities

The WICT Network: Midwest currently has two leadership development program opportunities for members. Karen Zumwalt, Mentoring Chair, gave an overview of our mentorship program, a free, year-long program that pairs mentors and mentees within our chapter. Applications are currently open for both mentors and mentees. Applications are open through February 28.

Lisa Neuwirth, Immediate Past President, highlighted our Premier Management Development Series. The WICT Network: Midwest and Watermarq Consulting have collaborated to create an interactive, personalized development program that explores what it takes to be an effective and impactful leader and supports participants’ development through both learning sessions and peer-to-peer coaching groups. Applications are open through March 24.


Kristina Gustafson, Director of Programming shared upcoming programming planned by quarter. We’re meeting members in a variety of ways – in-person, hybrid and virtual – to ensure all members have opportunities to get involved. There is also an increased focus on in-person parity for programming available for members in the Northern part of our Midwest region. Keep up-to-date on programming on our events calendar, through social media and by reading our weekly emails.


  • Speakership Program
  • Mentoring
  • Networking Lunch
  • Headshots


  • Virtual Webinar
  • Premiere Management Development Series
  • Summer Kick Off Happy Hour


  • Golf Lessons
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Annual Signature Events:
    • Tech it Out
    • Spirit of the Midwest


  • Favorite Books Panel
  • Discussion/Lunch
  • Virtual Webinar
  • Holiday Happy Hour

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