Get Involved

Get Involved with WICT NY!

WICT NY is a 100% volunteer run organization and it takes a lot of woman power to make things happen!  Getting involved with WICT NY will help you gain valuable experience while building your professional network.  We offer a wide range of opportunities for you to contribute your talents by joining committees, volunteering to help with events, or supporting our nonprofit partner organizations.

To learn more about getting involved send us an email at info@wictny.org!

 VOLUNTEERING AND GIVING BACK

The WICT NY Volunteer and Giving Back Committee serves the dual purpose of partnering with external nonprofit organizations that emphasize career and leadership opportunities for women and girls, and providing internal organizational support via volunteer sourcing for various WICT NY and WICT National events.
WICT NY was the proud recipient of two awards from WICT National in 2018 for Community Service and Mentoring Excellence!!  It’s all thanks to the dedication and hard work of our engaged and dynamic membership.
Volunteer opportunities with our nonprofit partners currently include:
Grace Institute
As part of their programming, Grace Institute offers its graduates excellent career support and WICT NY volunteers are there to help! Volunteer opportunities with Grace Institute include:
  • Grace Buddies!  WICT NY gives annual memberships to a select group of Grace Institute Graduates. An existing WICT NY member is assigned as a Grace Buddy to help them navigate WICT programming and events throughout the year.
  • Converse with Confidence: Spend an hour or so performing mock interviews with soon-to-be graduates to get them comfortable in interview situations.
  • Career Day:  Support Peggy Klaus’ Brag Party for the next cohort of Grace Graduates.
  • Dress with Grace: Help sort the donations and create a boutique for Dress with Grace, a bi-annual clothing drive for work-appropriate attire.  Or lead a team at your company to solicit donations (details to come in Spring 2019).
  • This is a great way to share your experiences with a very deserving group of hard working women!
  • Find out more about Grace Institute here: http://www.graceinstitute.org

SLN (Student Leadership Network) Brag Party                                                                                           
  • Spend a high energy morning in April learning the arts of self-confidence and bragging. Often compared to an executive coaching session, this workshop leverages the talents of communications guru and author Peggy Klaus as she leads participants in strategies and techniques for communicating their worth. WICT NY Volunteers are paired with high school juniors who are preparing for college interviews. At the end of the workshop, you will be more than a little impressed with yourself and the students.
  • Find out more about SLN here:  https://www.studentleadershipnetwork.org/

Volunteer opportunities at WICT NY and WICT National Events
  • Manage speakers, panelists or busy registration tables, create and post event news and photos to social media accounts, and provide other event management support required by the event producers.
Sign up for the WICT NY Volunteer Committee mailing list to find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities: http://eepurl.com/gdm8pb

For more information or to join the Volunteer & Giving Back Committee, please contact Lori Kaufmann and Katherine Wells:  wictny.volunteers@gmail.com

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:info@wictny.org

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, Eventbrite.com and / or Mailchimp.com 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.

Contact:info@wictny.org

Membership Committee

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

Contacts:info@wictny.org
To join WICT click here!

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: info@wictny.org

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: info@wictny.org

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: info@wictny.org

CONTACT
WICT
NEW YORK

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