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Spirit of the Midwest Awards

Spirit of the Midwest Inspire

Each year, the WICT Midwest Chapter recognizes four outstanding chapter members who have made an extraordinary contribution to our industry through volunteerism, technology, and leadership. The following are the award categories:

 

Chapter Volunteer of the Year

This award recognizes an individual who has shown exemplary volunteer support for WICT Midwest in 2020.  This leader should show dedication to volunteering/serving to help grow the Midwest Chapter and inspire others in the community.

Eligibility:

  • Recipient will have been in the industry for at least three years.
  • Must exhibit the Touchstones of Leadership – Know Yourself, Communicate, Listen, Be a Catalyst, Be Fearless, and Inspire.

 

Woman in Technology

This award recognizes an industry woman serving in a technical position who has contributed significantly to her organization as well as the cable and telecommunications industry.  In addition to her technical expertise, she is a valued team member who is committed to supporting and motivating others.

Eligibility:

  • Recipient will have been in the industry for at least five years.
  • Holds a management/leadership position within her organization.
  • Must exhibit the Touchstones of Leadership – Know Yourself, Communicate, Listen, Be a Catalyst, Be Fearless, and Inspire.

 

Rising Leader Award

This award recognizes an industry woman, considered a newcomer to the industry, who has demonstrated her own personal leadership style and has become accomplished in both her job and in her working knowledge of the cable and/or telecommunications industry.

Eligibility:

  • Must exhibit the Touchstones of Leadership – Know Yourself, Communicate, Listen, Be a Catalyst, Be Fearless, and Inspire.

and meet one of the following:

  • Recipient will have been in the industry for less than five years.

-OR-

  • Changed career paths/business fields within the past two years (e.g. from marketing to operations).

-OR-

  • Received a promotion within the last year to the manager level.

 

Spirit of the Midwest

This award recognizes an industry woman who has made significant contributions to the cable and telecommunications industry throughout her career, serves as a mentor and role model for others, exhibits leadership qualities that have made a difference in her organization, is a risk taker and a groundbreaker, and inspires others.  This woman is highly regarded by her peers and teammates for career accomplishments and quality of work-life balance.

Eligibility:

  • Recipient will have been in the industry for at least ten years.
  • Holds a management/leadership position within her organization.
  • Must exhibit the Touchstones of Leadership – Know Yourself, Communicate, Listen, Be a Catalyst, Be Fearless, and Inspire.

WICT Midwest Chapter thanks you for your nominations!

2020 Winners

Volunteer of the Year - Debra Malick; Rising Leader - Emilie Gragert; Woman in Technology - Amber Schwiesow; Spirit of the Midwest - Trish McCann

2019 Winners

Volunteer of the Year - Lauren Ray; Rising Leader - Tera Dubs; Woman in Technology - Maryann Eastman; Spirit of the Midwest - Jenny Massey

2018 Winners

Volunteer of the Year - Katie LoRusso; Rising Leader - Sydney Smith; Woman in Technology - Julie Bent; Spirit of the Midwest - Lisa Neuwirth

2017 Winners

Rising Leader – Tara Anderson; Woman in Technology – Marsha Gee; Spirit of the Midwest – Kimberly Noetzel

2016 Winners

Rising Leader – Jada Marcotte; Woman in Technology – Erin Hayes; Spirit of the Midwest – Pamela Hermann

2015 Winners

Rising Leader – Lisa Shea; Woman in Technology – Andrea Wegley; Spirit of the Midwest – Melissa Morris

2014 Winners

Rising Leader – Sally West; Woman in Technology – Ginni Hartley; Spirit of the Midwest – Theresa Sunde

2013 Winners

Rising Leader – Katie Atkinson; Woman in Technology – Julie Sparlin; Spirit of the Midwest – Jean Edhlund

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