Webinar – Fundamentals of Diversity and Recruitment Q&A

As Acceleration’s Vice-President of People & Culture, Kristena oversees all human resources operations for ACC As Acceleration’s Vice-President of People & Culture, Kristena oversees all human resources operations for ACC and partners closely with ACC agencies to ensure best-in-class talent management. Join us for this special Q&A with Kristena as she covers the fundamentals of diversity and recruitment.

Webinar – Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations in One Workplace

In Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations In One Workplace, Dr. Massey does a deep dive into the five generations at work "But I need me time!" When faced with a young employee looking at her disappointingly after being told she needed to work over a holiday, author Dr. Joanna Dodd Massey did what many Gen X managers do. She thought to herself, “I’ve worked through every vacation I ever took!” But, instead of reacting, she paused and found a compromise to serve both the company and her employee. Americans are experiencing a culture revolution unlike anything we have seen since the 1960's. Millennial's and Gen Z are nearly half of the U.S. population and, as consumers and employees, they are dramatically changing the way we work. In Culture Shock: Surviving Five Generations In One Workplace, Dr. Massey, a communications expert with a Ph. D. in psychology and an MBA, does...

Webinar – How to Build Relationships in Business

Great relationships are people to people and are about value and trust. They are about being a resource to one another. Relationships are the golden ticket to success in all areas of our lives. Relationships are built with open communication, when people show up authentic, real, genuine and truly curious and interested in each other. The greatest relationships are give and take, creating a win/win for both parties. The value in long-term relationships is massive. We never know who we are meeting and the impact they can make. Never go into a relationship, business or personal, wanting something from it like a sale, a personal gain, a job opportunity, etc. Great relationships are people to people and are about value and trust. They are about being a resource to one another. Ivy Slater is a Certified Business and Leadership Coach, speaker, and author of, From the Barre to the Boardroom:...

WICT Midwest 2020 Virtual Book Club (Webinar)

In THE MYTH OF THE NICE GIRL, Fran Hauser deconstructs the negative perception of "niceness" that many women struggle with in the business world. If women are nice, they are seen as weak and ineffective, but if they are tough, they are labeled a bitch. Hauser proves that women don’t have to sacrifice their values or hide their authentic personalities to be successful. Sharing a wealth of personal anecdotes and time-tested strategies, she shows women how to reclaim “nice” and sidestep regressive stereotypes about what a strong leader looks like. Her accessible advice and hard-won wisdom detail how to balance being empathetic with being decisive, how to rise above the double standards that can box you in, how to cultivate authentic confidence that projects throughout a room, and much more.   Fran Hauser is a long-time media executive, startup investor, keynote speaker and best-selling author of The Myth of  the...

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...


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.


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.


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