WICT Leadership Conference

2023 Conference Scholarship Winners

We are thrilled to announce the two exceptional individuals who have been awarded scholarships to attend The WICT Network Leadership Conference: Co-Create the Future! These outstanding members have demonstrated dedication, innovation, and a profound commitment to their respective fields, making them the perfect additions to the conference. Let’s meet the scholarship winners and learn more about them and their hopes for this year’s leadership conference.

Victoria Bizzotto

Victoria is a Senior Human Resources Manager at Comcast, supporting Business Development and Product and Marketing teams. As an accomplished and dedicated HR leader with over 15 years of experience, she brings an inquisitive, collaborative, and strategic approach to solving complex, multi-faceted business challenges with a people-orientated mindset. Peers and business partners will share that her gifts include: change management, excellent follow-through, intuition, courage, ability to drive initiatives and results forward, proactive thinking, high collaboration, and an authentic curiosity to understand the business. Disarming people by always smiling, being prepared, and genuinely listening for needs above her own, she connects with and influence both the easy going and most challenging personalities.

Are there any specific sessions you are looking forward to, and why?

As a recovering busybody, I am intrigued by the session “The Anxious Achiever: Using Anxiety as a Tool for Growth”. As a society we often label anxiety as a disability that withholds people from accomplishment, yet it can be used for “good” too! I’m always excited to take new tips I learn and spread the knowledge to colleagues and friends.

What role do you see conferences like this one playing in your ongoing professional development?

One of my favorite quotes of all-time was shared by Arnold H. Glascow: “Success is not spontaneous combustion; you must set your self on fire”. Conferences such as WICT Leadership are the ignition to achievement, the inspirational speakers and attendees are oxygen to stoke the fire. It’s energizing to grasp new concepts, best practices, and create long-lasting mentorships and connections that fuel growth. I’m grateful for this opportunity!

Anna Knobeloch

Anna is Senior Manager, ERP Business Readiness at Charter Communications. She has experience across several aspects of ERP and CRM systems, including system and data analysis, product ownership, and change management. She loves problem solving and building bridges between the business and IT worlds. Anna is a lifelong learner and, much like Johnny 5 in the classic 1986 film Short Circuit, can often be heard declaring a need for more input. She hopes to one day inspire you to get excited about the boring details.

Are there any specific sessions you are looking forward to, and why?

I am definitely looking forward to Navigating the Promises and Pitfalls of AI. Artificial intelligence is currently at the forefront of conversations across technology and many other fields. These discussions vary greatly about its potential for big advancements in industry and the possible dangers we face from it as a society. I can’t wait to hear the perspectives of industry leaders and AI experts on the ups, downs, and nuances of artificial intelligence.

From a professional development perspective, I am also excited to participate in the Owning Your Career Roundtables and having a one-on-one executive coaching session. It is always a great motivator to hear the experiences and advice of successful women and to be able to apply new insights and information to work on the advancement of my own career.

What role do you see conferences like this one playing in your ongoing professional development?

I am hoping to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible! I am ready to meet and get to know like-minded women from across the industry while attending as many sessions and networking events as I can get into.

The WICT Network’s 2023 Leadership Conference

This year’s theme, Co-Create the Future, focuses on leading in a modern workforce governed by artificial intelligence and a heightened culture of accountability. It will be held in New York City September 18 and 19, 2023.

How to Engage Without Attending

  1. Follow The WICT Network: Midwest on our social accounts – our scholarship winners will be posting about their experience during the event.
  2. Register for our post-conference roundtable to glean insights from members of The WICT Network: Midwest who attended the conference.
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