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Books Board Members Love

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT

Books Board Members Love

Join us for ‘Books Board Members Love,’ a thought-provoking and inspiring event where influential women come together to share their favorite books that have shaped their leadership journeys. Explore a diverse selection of titles including ‘Radical Candor’ for effective communication, ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ for adaptability, ‘Playing Big’ for personal growth, ‘Living Fully’ for a fulfilling life, and ‘TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking’ for mastering the art of public speaking. Discover the literary choices that have empowered these leaders and gain valuable insights into how these books can transform your own path to success and personal development.


Anna Jankord

Book: “Radical Candor” by Kim Scott

Anna is passionate about creating and facilitating exceptional learning and development opportunities that create a sense of belonging and purpose for those she serves. As Business Training Program Manager, she leads the training and learning strategy for Midco Business. She leads her team in developing fundamental, digital training experiences that create resource experts across a variety of Midco’s departments. She enthusiastically facilitates Midco’s orientation and onboarding program, serves on Midco’s Women’s Leadership Program Committee, and promotes professional development as The WICT Network: Midwest’s Social Media Chair.

Outside of her role at Midco, Anna is actively involved in her community and holds leadership roles in several organizations. The most important role of all is mom. Anna and her husband, Brad, live in Sioux Falls with their 6-year-old daughter, Grace, and 4-year-old son, James.

Deejay TolbertDeejay Tolbert

Book: “Who Moved My Cheese” by Spencer Johnson

Deejay is a Lead Sales Operations Specialist for Spectrum Enterprise, assisting and monitoring complex sales orders and revenue verification by mitigating financial risks and ensuring the efficiency of the orders. She has a considerable experience of contributing to different roles within Spectrum over the past six years.

Eager to master various concepts and share her insight, Deejay often extends her expertise to various boundary partners, capitalizing on her strength and ability to work well within teams and group settings. Her continued resourcefulness helps position her to aid her counterparts and colleagues within the department.

Sally West

Sally West

Book: “Playing Big” by Tara Mohr

Sally, the Senior Director of Reporting and Analytics at Charter Communications, is on a mission to revolutionize network operations through insightful business intelligence. Her dedication is driven by the goal of providing Spectrum customers with an unparalleled experience.

At the helm of a talented team, Sally spearheads efforts to deliver trustworthy information that transforms raw data into invaluable business insights. Her true passion lies in fostering personal growth and nurturing a positive work environment, not only for herself but also for her team.

Sally’s expertise extends beyond her role, as she authored “Think Like an Owner!” in Strategic Finance magazine back in 2013. A member of The WICT Network since 2006, she’s a distinguished alumna of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute and she serves as the Advisor to the Board of Directors of The WICT Network: Midwest. She’s been a featured speaker at numerous chapter seminars and has actively participated in planning committees for the The WICT Network’s Global Leadership Conference. Sally holds a degree in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Sydney SmithSydney Smith

Book: “Living Fully” by Mallory Ervin

Sydney brings over a decade of marketing expertise to the table, with a seven-years in the cable and telecommunications industry. Her latest professional journey unfolds at TDS Telecom, where she plays an indispensable role in shaping and executing impactful marketing campaigns.

Before joining the TDS team, Sydney served as a Market Intelligence Manager at Charter Communications for an impressive seven-year tenure. During her time there, she was instrumental in regularly dissecting and monitoring growth performance data, contributing to the company’s strategic decisions. Sydney’s diverse marketing experience also includes working at Toppers Pizza as Senior Field Marketing Coordinator and Harley-Davidson Museum as Event Venue Coordinator.

Beyond her professional accomplishments, Sydney is a dedicated advocate for women’s advancement in the cable and telecommunications sector. As the Vice President of The WICT Network – Midwest Chapter, she leads a dynamic Board of Directors committed to empowering women at all career stages through personal and professional development initiatives.

She proudly holds an undergraduate degree in Public Relations from UW-Whitewater, earned in 2012. Her pursuit of knowledge continued, culminating in a Master of Business Administration degree with a Marketing emphasis in 2021.

When she is not working, Sydney can be found chasing around her two young boys, traveling with her husband, or snuggling with her 250lb English Mastiff, Moose.

Victoria Bizzoto

Book: “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking” by Chris J Anderson

Victoria holds the position of Senior Human Resources Manager at Comcast, where she provides invaluable support to the Business Development, Product, and Marketing teams. With a career spanning more than 15 years in the field, she is recognized as a highly accomplished and dedicated HR leader. Victoria’s approach to addressing complex business challenges is marked by her inquisitive nature, collaborative spirit, and a strategic mindset firmly centered on the well-being and development of people.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Victoria is a devoted mother to two wonderful children, Leo (aged 7) and Carmela (aged 6). Together with her partner, children and animals, they enjoy exploring the outdoors, cooking, and playing games together.

Kala EichhornKala Eichhorn

Sponsor Host and The WICT Network: Midwest Programming Chair – South

Kala has over 20 years of experience working with clients to help them solve business problems the only way possible, with people. Responsible for growing and developing new business with companies ranging in revenue of $30 million to the Fortune 1. This success comes due to a focus on developing genuine business relationships with executives and directors of technology, business, and marketing.

Kala grew up in Kansas City and went to the university of Kansas where she was on the crew team and became a passionate KU basketball fan and earned a degree in Psychology. After growing up a little and getting her “big girl job” she went back to school to get my MBA as a non-traditional student. While traveling to St. Louis for business she met a nice guy at a client; she immediately deemed him to be “geographically undesirable”. They have now been married for 25 years and have 2 amazing children. Her 21-year-old daughter attends KU and 22-year-old son is graduating from UMSL in December. Kala has 2 fur babies who picked them during the pandemic, Huckelberry and Oscar- they make her laugh every day and remind her that persistence and a solid routine get you where you need to go and what you want.

Sponsored by Turnberry Solutions








Turnberry Solutions is a boutique consulting firm with national reach delivering sustainable, expert business and IT solutions empowering clients to solve their most mission-critical initiatives.  We have a unique blend of senior thought leadership coupled and capable emerging talent, and combined with our unmatched commitment to people, sets Turnberry apart on both local and national stages. With the capability depth and delivery expertise of a large firm and the agility and precision of a boutique firm, we meet clients wherever they are to craft custom solutions unique to their needs.

  • We engage with clients to help them maximize their business with:
  • Ecommerce
  • Business Agility
  • Business Transformation
  • Customer Relationship Management (Salesforce)
  • Cloud Transformation
  • Data and Insights
  • Digital Modernization
  • Offshore Consulting Services


October 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
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