WICT NY Programs

We know our members value opportunities to connect with one another so throughout the year we host several Mixers to bring them together in a relaxed social setting. These evenings are open to our members and some also welcome non-members interested in learning more about the New York Chapter. The year always kicks off with a Winter Membership Mixer and ends with the Chapter Holiday Party.

This interactive program provides an effective networking and learning forum between senior industry leaders and attendees. Topical discussions are facilitated around the event’s subject matter, allowing individuals to interact with peers, share stories and experiences, and learn from others across many disciplines. Past topics have included From Doing to Delegating, Executive Presence, Sponsorship as a Key to Advancement and Accelerating Your Influence, The Power of Positivity and Prioritize your Productivity.

Our Skills for Success workshops are designed to get us inspired and teach us something new. They feature subject matter experts who teach important leadership, career development and professional skills that they have mastered during their careers. Past events have focused on hard skills such as negotiating and budgeting, and our most recent events provided guidance on Navigating Your Career Path Fearlessly, Mastering the Art of Storytelling for Business, The Power of Networking, and Leveraging LinkedIn.

WICT’s Tech It Out Initiative was launched in 2009 with the goal of creating strong women leaders in technology, while also raising awareness about the vast opportunities for women in cable technology. The WICT New York Chapter offers webinars and events with a focus on technology issues that are relevant to our industry.

Past events in the series include:

“Growing Your OTT Business” where our esteemed panel discussed best practices about how content companies can use technology and new distribution strategies to increase revenue.

“Understanding the Tech Issues around TV Everywhere.” View the webinar archive.

“Cloud Technology”: members heard ideas on how their companies can benefit from The Cloud during a special live event led by Turner Broadcasting System’s Matthew Drooker.

“Mobile Apps” led by Microsoft’s Tina Prause, Partner Business Evangelist for Apps.

“Why Media Companies Need To Become Tech Companies”: panel discussion with David Kline, CTO of Viacom; Milissa Tarquini, VP Product UX and Design at Scripps Networks Interactive; Thomas OHanian, Senior Business Development Executive for Cisco Systems; and Jeri Shelton, Executive Director, Sales Technology Strategy & Tools, Comcast.


The Executive Leadership Series is one of WICT NY’s longest running programs and brings our members up-close and personal with senior industry leaders. These events feature an executive or panel of executives who speak candidly about their career challenges, triumphs, and life experiences. Past speakers have included Chris Spade, EVP, Chief Financial Officer, Showtime Networks, Inc.; Lori Conklin, EVP, Strategy and Business Development, NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises; and Kenetta Bailey, SVP Marketing, CBS Radio.



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