What Does Authority Sound Like?

When it comes to voice and communication, everyone seems to have an opinion about what women should do to "fix" themselves. Women, especially women leaders, are navigating a minefield of expectations and "do's/do not's" as communicators - often confusing, often reductive, and often directly contraditory. With all this noise, how do we express ourselves with confidence and clarity? What does being a leader sound like?  Join us for a virtual walk-through as we discuss these questions and gain insights from experts in the field of communication. Vital Voice Training is a voice and speech coaching company founded to help clients communicate with savvy, charisma, and confidence.  Whether you are giving a speech, leading a sales appointment or a brand new team, pitching your big idea for funding, or just finding the courage to make your voice heard, co-founders Julie Fogh and Casey Erin Clark's extensive backgrounds in speech coaching and...

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Take Control of Your Career and Earn Your Worth!

Find out how to take control of your career and earn your worth. For many of us, 2020 has been a year focused simply on surviving, but looking ahead, how can you make 2021 a year about thriving? One way to thrive in your career is to be more intentional about how you engage in career conversations with your leader. If you’re interested in increasing the likelihood of success when talking about stretch assignments, promotions or asking for a raise, then you need to be prepared. Join Lauren Herring, CEO of IMPACT Group and internationally recognized career and leadership development expert, to discuss best practices when engaging in these strategic conversations. We will cover the three career accelerators that are particularly critical for women to focus on in their career and leadership journeys, guide you in how to plan for performance conversations, and you’ll leave with an actionable job aid...

Meaningful Mentorship

Many of us cherish the wisdom of an experienced professional who provides go-to advice to help you grow. But how do you find the right mentor, make the ask and keep up productive, ongoing conversations? In this interactive webinar, Erin Bosch, Senior Talent and Leadership Consultant at Sanford Health, will share how to prioritize your goals and needs – so you can turn them into action to foster meaningful relationships. Sally West of Charter Communications will also explain how to get involved in the 2021 WICT Midwest Mentor Program she leads. This session is ideal for mentors, mentees and anyone who wants to get involved in mentorship. Webinar registrants will receive a link to complete a short online exercise a couple days before the event.

Tech It Out 2021

Join us, virtually, for this exciting afternoon filled with influential and inspiring leaders, cutting edge technologies, critical updates from Washington, and stories of women changing the technology landscape. Tech It Out is a cutting-edge celebration of new technologies, innovation, STEM and Student Outreach, leadership, expert speakers, and influential technology Leaders in the Midwest Region. Reserve your ticket at eventbrite. Read more about the Tech it Out speakers.

$20

Personal Branding on Social Media Webinar

Join Dr. Teddi Joyce to learn why online personal branding is important and how to improve how you present yourself online to achieve your professional goals. Dr. Joyce is Associate Professor at Jacksonville State University. She has more than 20 years of industry and academic work in marketing, public relations and advertising, with research in topics including leadership communication and strategic marketing communication. Register on Eventbrite for this free event.

New WICT Midwest Members Virtual Happy Hour

First and second year WICT Midwest members are invited to join this virtual happy hour to make connections and learn more about the WICT touchstones and offerings like scholarships and learning opportunities.

The Good, Bad, Ugly about Social Media (Twitter Chat)

The world of social media changes rapidly. Many of us have questions, like: Who is using TikTok, and what exactly is Clubhouse? How can we keep our kids safe on social media? What are some best practices for protecting your personal information on social media? How can we use social media ethically? Join a group of social media professionals for a live Twitter chat and Q&A about these topics and more.

Enhancing Virtual Culture

About the workshop: This interactive workshop is designed to help leaders build stronger more defined culture and to help them take better care of their people in this time. In the session, we will learn several strategies to help us navigate the world of virtual work, with a focus on creating stronger connections, building positive behaviors and creating opportunity for meaning at work. Who it’s for: If you care about the culture of your team, this workshop is for you. Originally designed for leaders, Enhancing Culture is perfect for anyone willing to challenge the status quo and bring bold ideas into their team. What it does: Motivates, inspires and creates action toward more engaged and fulfilled employees. What you’ll learn:  How to build team trust and connection from behind our screens How build positive behaviors that create team success How to use language and storytelling to ignite change How to...

WICT Midwest Happy Hour

Happy Hour with a focus on topics as they relate to members who have been with WICT for more than 2 years (but open to everyone). The focus will be to encourage and inspire members to participate in and leverage WICT to become their authentic confident self. Seasoned board members will be facilitators and share successes and trials of building their brand(s).

Emotional Intelligence – How knowing your own story can transform your success in life and career.

Ever looked back at a situation and say: “If only I said, …” “I wish I would have …” “Why did I respond with such … instead of ….” “Why do I always get in my own way…” “OMG! Why didn’t I just say, ….” “Why did I let ____ get the best of me!?” Self Awareness is an integral part of your success because it emanates through every interaction you have, whether verbal or physical. What you’ll take away from this webinar: 1. What is Emotional Intelligence & Fitness 2. Knowing your story 3. How to create a new one 4. Taking action 5. Tips and recommendations for interacting with your peers Success starts with you TODAY!

WICT Midwest Virtual Book Club

Join us on August 26 for a discussion of “Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet” with author Claire Evans! The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation—they’ve just been erased from the story. Until now. Join the ranks of the pioneers who defied convention and the longest odds to become database poets, information-wranglers, hypertext dreamers, and glass ceiling-shattering dot com-era entrepreneurs. Welcome to the Broad Band. You’re next. Register for this event. 

Cable 101 with Abbie O’Dell

Interested in learning more about the technology behind the products and services we offer our customers? This interactive virtual session provides a comprehensive look at how these fascinating technologies have evolved within our industry, presented in a relatable manner that is accessible to anyone – regardless of their technical background!   View event recording

PMDS Applications Due

Applications for The WICT Network: Midwest's Premier Management Development Series are due March 4. Program acceptance notifications will be sent on March 25, 2022.

Be a Catalyst: Women Leading Washington

The WICT Network: Washington DC/Baltimore presents this virtual event on lessons on being an effective change catalyst. Hear from leading women professionals in D.C. as they share insights, tips, and lessons about their own personal career journeys. Our discussion will also zero in on the future outlook of the telecommunications industry and how leaders are helping to shape the narrative around connectivity and the internet economy. Discussion with: The Honorable Annie Kuster, Congresswoman, New Hampshire Member, House Energy and Commerce Committee Register at Eventbrite

Spirit of the Midwest Awards

Spazio Westport 12031 Lackland Road, St. Louis, MO

Join us for the Spirit of the Midwest 2022 Awards celebration! There are two ways to join in the fun on Thursday, May 19. Order tickets to attend the in-person event at Spazio Westport, St. Louis, MO. Register to watch the live event virtually. The WICT Network: Midwest chapter honors chapter members who have exhibited extraordinary contribution to our industry through volunteerism, technology and leadership. Learn more about Spirit of the Midwest.

$10

Professional Headshots

Charter Commuicaions - Powerscourt 12405 Powerscourt Dr, St.

First impressions are vital in the business world. A headshot enables individuals to put a face to a name and can help highlight your personality. Your headshot is a part of your personal brand, so you want to make sure it is professional. Each participant will receive one retouched image sized appropriately for LinkedIn, a corporate badge, or a profile picture in an online gallery.

$12

Find Your Inner Innovator

Whether you’re in an innovation role, or just have ideas on how to make things better, you could have the makings an intrapreneur.

What’s Next – Moving Forward with Resilience

Spectrum, Corporate Hill Office Complex 1650 Des Peres Road, Suite 300, St. Louis

The only constant in life if Change - what if you could learn to monitor, manage and master change?

Don’t miss this dose of Donalee Gasterich as she delivers distinctive ways to discover and develop the drive and devotion to direct yourself to achieving your dreams and desires. Maneuvering through life challenges and changes with ease and grace.

Tech it Out: Thriving in the Digital Era

Get ready for an exciting Tech It Out event with inspiring speakers and networking opportunities. Don’t miss expert speakers on topics including technology awareness, understanding challenges, using technology tools, productivity and government updates.

 

Please contact us for more information on any of the The WICT Network: Midwest events.

 

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