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WICT NY: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is a great way to get involved with WICT NY, gain valuable experience and build your network! WICT NY has a wide range of opportunities for individuals to contribute their talents including: community service, the Executive Women’s Leadership Luncheon, marketing, social media, membership recruitment, mentoring and event production. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities by Committee.

Contact: Lisa Tisdale

Community Service and Chapter Volunteers Committee

The Community Service and Chapter Volunteers Committee serves the dual purpose of doing external outreach with two women’s leadership-related non-profits (Grace Institute and Young Women’s Leadership Network) and providing internal organizational support via volunteer sourcing for WICT NY.

Volunteer Opportunities:

YWLN Brag Party
May 20th

YWLN needs energetic volunteers to help teenage girls learn the art of bragging and building self-confidence! Peggy Klaus, communication guru and author, will lead all participants in developing important soft skills. This high-energy, experiential workshop provides insights, strategies, tools, and techniques for conquering the little voice inside your head that whispers self-defeating thoughts. By the end of the workshop, students and volunteers will know how to toot their own horn (in the right way, of course!) about the great things they have accomplished.

Volunteer with Grace Institute
Date:  TBD
After the huge success of our recent Mentoring Event, we are working on new opportunities to volunteer with the amazing ladies of Grace Institute.  Stayed tuned for more details!

Mentor with Grace! 
January 2019
Come help the amazing women of Grace Institute as they ready themselves to enter the workforce. Volunteers are needed to work directly with a small group of Grace participants to help them with the questions and challenges they are facing as they prepare to apply and interview for jobs.  This is a great way to share your experiences with a very deserving group of hard working women!

Contact: Lisa Tisdale


Executive Women’s Luncheon Planning Committee

The Executive Women’s Luncheon (EWL) is WICT NY’s premier event of the year. EWL is a forum for industry professionals to learn valuable insights from thought leaders and visionaries on a relevant topic affecting cable and telecommunications. The EWL Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of this large scale event. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape one of WICT NY’s signature events!

Contact: Mary Schilling


Marketing and Communications Committee

The Marketing and Communications Committee (MarComm) is integral to the success of WICT NY. This Committee provides a host of marketing communications to extend the distinct brand of one of WICT’s largest chapters. MarComm supports WICT NY’s mission and each Committee through a number of marketing tactics including event promotion, email blasts, website management, social media, design and print.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Email / Event RSVP Manager: Responsible for creating and distributing email blasts, and managing the event RSVP platform. Anyone with HTML, Photoshop, and / or experience is a bonus!
  • Graphic Designers: Lend your creativity to e-blasts, the website, banners and more!
  • Writers / Bloggers: If you have a passion for writing and want to help us promote our events by creating blog posts, crafting our newsletter and more. PR or Marketing background a plus.
  • Live Tweeters: Responsible for live tweeting at all local chapter events. Must have an understanding of Twitter and a passion for social media.
  • PR: Responsible for publicity surrounding signature events. PR background with contacts at publications a plus.
  • Photographers: Help us capture the energy and excitement of our events!
  • Social Media Contributors: Weekly help with posting evergreen content.

Contacts: Sari Pollack and Kristina Poggiali




Membership Committee

The purpose of the Membership Committee is to grow and retain members for WICT NY through membership drives and events.

Contacts: Patricia Scanlon and Stephanie Czajkowski
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Mentoring Circle

The Mentoring Circle is a group mentoring program for junior women starting out in the cable industry. Critical topics that impact leadership success and long-term development based on the WICT Touchstones of Leadership are explored in an open forum of peer mentees and mentors. Each session is led by two Mentors who are graduates of WICT NY’s Prime Access program.

Contacts: Andrea Jomides and Julia Zangwill

Prime Access

Prime Access is a one to one mentoring opportunity between WICT members at the Director level and very senior executives in the cable telecom industry. Prime Access Committee members are responsible for selecting the program’s Mentees, recruiting and getting to know potential Mentors, determining the program year’s curriculum, and planning workshops and social events.

Contacts: Melanie Ashley and Claire Kostbar

Programming Committee

The Programming Committee is responsible for planning and producing WICT NY’s educational events including The Executive Leadership Series, Let’s Talk Tuesdays, Skills to Succeed, Tech It Out, Virtual Events and more. Teams of Board Members and volunteers produce each event from selecting topics, sourcing speakers, securing the venue, to handling all onsite event logistics.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Programming production team volunteers needed

Contact: Stacie Gray and Ingrid Simunic


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